Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OrganicPumpkin Bread

I made this very moist and delicious Pumpkin Bread using only 1 tsp of Coconut Oil the (glass) pan. Sometimes I use butter but I try to limit my intake of saturated animal fats. I now use oils such as organic, virgin coconut oil or extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil. I also use Organic Earth Balance when cooking baked goods for people who are watching their cholesterol intake. 
Also, for gluten free baking, I prefer almond flour to coconut flour because of the taste and consistency. I made some today using 1 tsp of coconut oil to grease the pan and I sprinkled another tsp on top before baking and a drizzle of raw honey
Preheat oven to 350
Grease Glass Loaf Pan with 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil

Ingredients:
2 Tsp Coconut oil,Divided
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal
1 Cup (15oz.can) Organic Pumpkin Puree
1/2 cup Organic Applesauce
3 Egg Whites 
1/3 Cup Organic Sugar
1/4 t Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Ginger
1/4 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Sprinkle of raw honey on top

Method:
-Mix together Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Flax Seed Meal and set aside
-Whisk together Pumpkin, Organic Sugar, Applesauce, Egg Whites and Spices
-Add Dry ingredients to Pumpkin mixture to combine. Do not over mix
-Pour into Greased Glass Loaf Pan. Sprinkle with a Tsp of Coconut Oil and Raw Honey before baking
-Bake for 1 hour..maybe longer until center is firm. Do not over bake.
-Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then on a rack until cooled.
-Enjoy by itself, with whipped lite cream cheese or today I had some with peanut butter and honey on it...That was a TREAT!

Serving Size...could be Dangerous! lol Cut into 8-10 slices-Portion Control Rules!
I don't do the nutrition facts over here...All I know is that this recipe is so moist, low fat, delicious and Organic...what could be better than that? Sorry....Not Low Carb...LOL







Sunday, October 2, 2011

LOW FAT BANANA OATMEAL BREAD

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Grease Glass Loaf Pan with 1 Tsp Earth Balance margarine or Butter
Ingredients:
1 C Whole Wheat flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/8 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
2 Egg Whites (1/3 Cup)
1/2 Cup Organic Applesauce (or a small container from a 4 pack)
5-6 very Ripe Bananas, Mashed
1/2 Cup Organic Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Old Fashioned Organic Oats 
Topping:
Mix together with clean Hands
1 Tsp Earth Balance Margarine or Butter
1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Honey Squirted over the top when coming out of the oven (Optional)

Method:
Sift Together: Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Protein Powder
Set Aside 
Whisk Together: Egg Whites, Applesauce, Mashed Bananas and Sugar
Add Flour mixture to egg mixture and stir. 
Fold in Oats
Pour into prepared loaf pan
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour (maybe longer. this is a very moist bread)
Cool in pan for 10 minutes 
Loosen sides of bread from pan and place on a wire rack 
Cool Completely before slicing
Slice with a Serrated Knife
May be served with All Fruit Preserves or low fat cream cheese if desired. I love it all by itself :)