Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Today we made Pear Date Carrot Muffins!

2C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1 egg, 1T ground ginger, 1 1/4C skim milk, 3T butter, melted, 1 large pear, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C chopped baby carrots in 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C chopped, dried, sugared dates

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. Add brown sugar. In separate bowl, mix milk, egg and cooled butter. Blend well.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in wet until almost blended.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Stir in pears, dates and carrots.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pineapple Almond Bread

Today we made Pineapple Almond Bread!

3/4C sugar, 1/3C butter, melted, 1t almond extract, 1 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 2 eggs, 1t salt, 1/2C skim milk, 1/2 C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/4C pineapple juice

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix butter and sugar.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Beat in eggs.

Pineapple Bread

Add juice and extract.

Pineapple Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add alternately with milk to wet ingredients, beginning and ending with dry.
Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Stir in almonds.

Pineapple Bread

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones