Monday, January 29, 2007

Tasty treats

This recipe is from Kristi and these cookies are so good that they disappear quickly.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided in half
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oats
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 sticks (1 c.) butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. unrefined granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 eggs
1 - 2 c. walnuts
Melt 2 c. of the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla. Add eggs. Beat in melted chocolate. Then add the dry ingredients (previously combined together). Add remaining chocolate chips and nuts last, then drop by spoonfuls on the cookie sheet and bake. (350 degrees for 10 -12 minutes.)
I think Kristi may have added 1/4 or 1/2 c. wheat germ, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't hurt to try it!

Jana used to make these muffins and bring them to our food co-op sometimes.

Bran-Flax Muffins
1 1/2 c. unbleached flour
3/4 c. flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds)
3/4 c. oat bran or All Bran cereal softened in a little milk
1 c. light brown sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. shredded carrots
2 peeled and shredded apples
1/2 c. raisins (optional)
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
3/4 c. milk
2 beaten eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 T. vegetable oil or olive oil
MIx first eight ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in carrots, apples, raisins, nuts. Combine milk, beaten eggs, vanilla, and oil. Pour into carrot/flour mixture. Stir until ingredients are moist. Do not over-mix. Fill muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Yield: 18 muffins.

Meg's mom, Pat, served this to us once and it was delicious. It's very easy to make for a breakfast treat.

Baked Oatmeal
2 c. uncoooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. raisins
1 T. chopped walnuts
1 t. baking powder
1 1/2 c. fat-free milk
1/2 c. applesauce
2 T. butter, melted
1 lg. egg, beaten
cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl. Combine milk, applesauce, butter and egg. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

(The heat pump has been repaired.)

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