Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Easy Brownie in a Mug



1/4 cupsugar
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 pinchsalt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used coconuti oil)
  • 5 tablespoonswater
  • Directions:

    1. Add all of dry ingredients to mug.
    2. Mix well with a fork or small whisk until blended.
    3. Add oil and water.
    4. Mix well (add mix-ins if using).
    5. Put in the microwave and cook on high heat for 1 minute 40 seconds - 2 minutes.
    6. Add toppings or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

    Variations:

    I use Whole Wheat Pastry flour to make it a bit nutritious.
    Mounds: add 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips and a sprinkling of sweetened flaked coconut on top of cooked brownie.

    Peanut Butter Swirl: add 1-2 tbsp creamy peanut butter into mix before microwaving, or add 1 tablespoons on top of brownie after its cooked.(I use chunky. Smooth peanut butter doesn't have has much fiber in it compared to chunky)
    I tried Nutella till I noticed
    Berry Jam: top cooked brownie with 1-2 tablespoons melted berry jam (strawberry, raspberry or blackberry is best. Just heat in microwave until melted then pour over brownie).
    S'mores: top cooked brownie with mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs


    Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Strawberry Oatmeal Bars


     

    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cup oats
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves

    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
    Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.
    Per serving: Calories: 177; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Total carbohydrates: 28 grams; Sugar: 18 gram; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 18 milligrams; Sodium: 72 milligrams

    from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/strawberry-oatmeal-bars-recipe/index.html


    Raw Strawberry Oat Bars
    Ingredients:
    Makes 6
    • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
    • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
    • Pinch sea salt
    • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
    Directions:
    • Pulse dates, nuts, oats, and salt in a food processor until combined.
    • Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
    • Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Slice into rectangles