Monday, December 19, 2011

Healthy Baking for the Holidays!

Cindy's Healthy Baking Recipes for the Holidays
Banana bread- using applesauce1.5 cup flour1.25 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon vanilla2 egg whites1 cup mashed banana3/4 cup sugar1/4 cup applesauceCombine banana, egg whites, applesauce, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) until well mixed. Pour batter into bread pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out
Chocolate chip pumpkin cookiesIngredients1 cup shortening- (Margerine Subsitute)2 cups white sugar- (Splenda or Stevia)2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 pinch ground nutmeg1 cup semisweet chocolate chips- (Dark Chocolate)1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)DirectionsPreheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips. Stir in the walnuts if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.Sugar Free Fat Free Cheesecake
1 block of fat free cream cheese
1 container of sugar free cool whip
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
24 packets of Splenda or Stevia
1 graham cracker crust
Mix in a large bowl all ingredients and then pour into graham cracker crust
Chill in refridgerator for 2-3 hours before serving

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