Monday, September 23, 2013

Carrot Cupcakes/Muffins

This recipe is YUMMY!!!  It is a cupcake recipe but to me it is too dense for a cupcake so I am going to go ahead and call it a muffin!  ENJOY!

Cooking spray/muffin tin liners
3 large carrots trimmed and peeled
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup safflower oil

1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
1/4 cup honey
orange zest (to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and put muffin liners/spray the muffin tins.
2. Prepare the carrots and set aside.
3. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
4. In a different bowl, whisk wet ingredients or use a blender/food processor to do so until smooth.
5. Add the dry ingredients in 3 different batches to the wet ingredients and mix by hand.  Then fold in the carrots.
6. Transfer to the pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean (about 12-18 minutes depending on your oven)  Makes 12 muffins for 175 calories each.

7. In a food processor mix the topping ingredients until smooth.  Spread over the top of each muffin.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Shakeology Mug Cake (Peanut Butter optional!)

-1 scoop chocolate shakeology or a protein powder you like
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-dash of salt
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder (if you want extra chocolatey!)
-2 egg whites (or go vegan and use 1 tbsp ground flax seed with 3 tbsp water)
-dash of of maple syrup
-1 tablespoons almond milk (or your preference)
-splash of vanilla
-1 Tablespoon of PB or almond butter if you want
-dash of cinnamon if you want

-spray a mug with cooking spray
-In a bowl, mix together all ingredients (minus PB) then transfer over to coated mug. 
-Add the PB to the center and push it down a little.
-Microwave for 60-90 seconds and you have heaven in a mug!!  The cake will start to peel away from the outside of the mug PB turns into a gooey filling.
You can turn it out onto a plate or eat out of the mug!