Monday, January 18, 2010

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Dry ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups of  Rolled Oats

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional)

1 cup raisins (optional)

1/2 cup walnuts or other nuts (optional)

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup agave or honey

1/2 cup applesauce

1 Tablespoon Molasses (optional)

1 egg (beat with 1 Tbsp Water)

1 tsp Vanilla

In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.

In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Hint: when measuring out the honey, spray the measuring cup with oil or baking spray--your honey won't stick).

Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff. Add the raisins and walnuts and mix. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit of flour. If it isn't binding together very well, you may wish to add an egg white.

COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily).

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet (I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper). Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.

Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie. The cookies freeze very well and make a great snack! Enjoy.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Turkey Chili Burgers:

Melissa Speice gave me this recipe.  I'm planning on trying it soon!  It looks great.

2 1/2 lbs ground turkey

1 Cup Cheddar cheese

1/2 Cup red bell pepper (I use orange) (I don't cut them up too fine, kinda 1/2 in squares or to whatever consistency you like)

1 Tbls ketchup

1 Tbls Chili powder

1 Tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 lg egg beatten

Mix all ingredients & shape into patties (usually makes about 10 patties)

cook in pan w/ canola oil or whatever oil you like, flip once cheese starts to get crisp

Don't cook until well done - they will be too dry

I like to serve w/out a bun & with black beans, sour cream & hot sauce