Ooops...There Goes My Mind...(my other blog)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Andrea's Whole Wheat Chocolate-Chip Applesauce Zucchini Cookies

1/4 cup veg. oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
3 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 caup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinammon
1/2 cup zucchini
1 12 oz. bag choc. chips
Creams oils and sugars.  Then mix in dry ingredients.  Stir in applesauce, vanilla, zucchini, and chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 for 10 min.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kala's Pear or Apple Clafoutis

    4 large eggs
    ¼ cup honey
    ½ cup sour cream, creme fraiche, or full-fat coconut milk
    ½ cup (1 stick) butter or unrefined coconut oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup crispy almond* flour OR 3Tb coconut flour (almond flour tastes better, but coconut flour is good, too)
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    pinch of ground nutmeg
    ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
    3 large pears and/or apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (it's okay to leave the peel on the pears so long as it's not too thick)

1.Butter an 8X8 glass dish, generously
2.In a small saucepan, melt one stick of butter.  Then add honey and stir.
3.In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.  I like to use my immersion blender to mix it all up together, but you could certainly use a whisk or mixer instead.
4.Add melted butter and honey to wet ingredients and whisk or blend.
5.With the immersion blender running, add almond flour (or coconut flour) and whir until well-combined (or use mixer or whisk until smooth). Using the immersion blender is great because it further grinds the almond flour (which doesn't get particularly fine when I grind it in the food processor).
6.Arrange the sliced fruit on the bottom of the pan, then pour the mixture over the top. (Note: the fruit will float up while it is cooking.)
7.Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes, until clafoutis is set in the center and the top is golden.
8.Cool and serve.

Jenny's Apple Cake

4 cups peeled, diced apples
2 cups sugar
2 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt

In on bowl, mix the apples and sugar. 
Mix eggs, oil, nuts and vanilla together and then add to the apple mixture.
Add flour, cinnamon, soda, salt to rest of mix. 
Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan. 
Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Optional Sauce
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup  evaporated milk.
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the butter, sugar, cornstarch, and evaporated milk in a saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over hot cake. Serve warm. 

Bethany's: The Cheats Apple Pie

Refrigerated crescent rollsApplesCinnamon

Makes 16-24

1.Cut the triangle of the refrigerated crescent roll into half or thirds. 
2.Core and slice apple.  
3.Put one apple slice on each triangle.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  
4.Roll into crescent shape. 
5. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  
6. Drizzle with carmel sauce.