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Monday, March 05, 2007

Baking for Crystal

Double Blueberry Oat Bran Waffles (8 servings)
1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk
2 large eggs, separated
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp. granulated sugar (not bad huh ;) )
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 3 ounce package dried blueberries

wild blueberry preserves for garnish.

1. Preheat non-stick waffle iron and spray cooking surface with cooking spray.
2. Beat together yogurt, milk , egg yoks, oil and lemon extract in large mixing bowl. Stir in bran, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into yogurt-flour mixture. Then fold in dried blueberries.
3. Spoon about 3/4 cup batter onto waffle iron.


Vegan Banana-Berry Muffins* (*You can substitute different types of fruit)
2 cups flour (unbleached)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup. maple syrup or honey
6 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, raspberries or cranberries

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking poweder, baking soda, and salt.
2. In m edium bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except berries. pour this into flour mixture and stir until combined. (Do not stir any longer, or they will be tough)
3. Add berries and stir to distribute them throughout the batter. Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins to 2/3 full. (You can use liners)
4. Bake for about 20 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 muffins.


Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup low fat granola
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup finely shredded carrots
3/4 cup peanut butter

1. Combine all ingredients except peanut butter in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat peanut butter in the microwave for 45 seconds to soften, or heat in a small saucepan on the stovetop.
3. Add peanut butter to granola mixture and stir to combine.
4. Let the mixture cool, and roll into small balls.

Makes 12.

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