Friday, November 21, 2008

Sweet Potato Bake

INGREDIENTS
3 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 2 quart casserole dish.
In a large bowl, blend together the sweet potatoes, milk, orange juice, eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt, butter, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
Mix together the 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mix:
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 can of pinto beans (drain off juice, refill with water, and puree in blender)

Add:
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Mix. Add 1/2 cup mini choco chips.
Bake at 350 'til done.

Makes 24 muffins.

1 = 3pts
2 = 5pts

This recipe was 100% created by me. I was looking for a WW friendly version of blonde brownies. They turned out quite well although a little higher in points than I was looking for. They are however, very low in fat (the only fat is in the chocolate). They passed the kid test! Let me know if you try to make them, what you think!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quick Banana Cake

Whip together:
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar

Add:
1 egg
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp soda
Nuts if desired

Grease 9” square or round pan. Bake 350 for 40-50 minutes. Glaze if desired.

Glaze:
2 tbls butter
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
A little milk and lemon juice to consistency