Culinary adventures of the Leadon clan
Hi,I was just looking at the back of the ground flaxseed meal package and it has a recipe for muffins you might want to look at. It does call for 1 cup of brown sugar, but no butter. Contains raisins, shredded carrots and apples. I think I'm going to try it myself!
Sounds like good starting point. Let me know how it turns out if you try it.
Here's a cookie recipe that's healthier than any muffin you could ever find. They are my own flourless chocolate almond fruit cookies. They are divine. And full of real, healthy stuff. ;P I improvised with what I had on-hand, so I can't tell you exact amounts, but I just kept addingstuff until it suited my taste for texture - you can easily do the same. Nice thing is, there's little chemistry involved since they're flourless, so you really can't go wrong in the proportions. Everyingredient is good on it's own so It will be good no matter what. If you stick to one egg, it will make the right size for one batch (2 cookie sheets). These are rich; make them small.Preheat oven to 350.Get from Trader Joe's:- almond meal- big dark chocolate bar, the darker the better ;)- dried navel orange slices (you can also use fresh orange rind but Ithink dried are nicer for this b/c you get to use the whole slice notjust the peel)- dried blueberries (but you can use any kind of semi-sweet dried fruit)Use a fork or spoon to combine the following in a bowl until it lookslike crumbly cookie dough:- 1 egg- 1/2 the bag of almond meal- 1/2 cup to 1 cup oats- hot chocolate mix (provides your sweetener. alternatively, throw ina bunch of cocoa powder, the sweetener of your choice, and maybe somedried milk if you like)- cinnamon- sprinkle of baking soda- sprinkle of salt- sprinkle of love- a few cubes of butter, just below room tempStir this all up without over-working it. Then add:- a bunch of roughly broken up chocolate- handful of nuts, any kind you have around - optional- handful of dried blueberries- 2-3 dried orange slices including peel - key ingredient! - cut themup into 1/2 inch strips using kitchen shears, avoiding the seeds inthe centerStir it all up, spoon into small balls and put on a cookie sheet. Bakeabout 10-12 minutes or until they're as crispy as you like. Thesecookies don't contain much butter or sugar and no flour so they don'treally fall, just use your own judgment.Enjoy!- Caneel Rosenthal
Hey Tony,I am not sure if this will be substantial enough for a whole breakfast, but these are pretty good..maybe if you eat enough of them they will fill you up:)Morning Glory Muffins Ingredients• Cooking spray • 1 cup whole wheat flour (about 4 3/4 ounces) • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces) • 1 cup regular oats • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 tablespoon wheat germ• 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon• 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2) • ½ cup apple butter • 1 large egg • 1 tablespoon almond extract• 3/4 cup chopped pecans• 1/2 cup dried cherries• ½ cup raisins• 1 ½ cups shredded carrot • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed (about 2 tablespoons whole) Preparation• Preheat oven to 350°.• Place 18 muffin cups liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray.• Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine yogurt, banana, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in dates, walnuts, and pineapple. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle evenly with flaxseed. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.