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Blueberry Muffins

BB muffins

By: Shannon Beeghley, LPN, NS, CHHC

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

1 1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar (or sweetener of choice)

1/4 cup Lucuma Powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup blueberries

In a medium size bowl, beat the egg, then stir in the milk and oil. Add dry ingredients and stir just til moistened. Stir in blueberries; batter should be slightly lumpy. Fill greased muffin cups, sprinkle the tops with a little sugar (or your sweetener of choice) before baking and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. Serve with honey butter.

Yield: one dozen

Note: These are also good without the blueberries. Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to batter, then bake as directed. Or add dried cranberries instead of blueberries!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Apricot Pancakes

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Apricot Pancakes

By: Shannon Beeghley, LPN, NS, CHHC

1/2 cup almond milk (or the kind you prefer)

1 egg

1 & 1/2 teaspoon olive oil (or the kind you prefer)

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup quick oats (oatmeal)

1 & 1/2 teaspoon sugar (may omit or use sweetner of your choice)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix ingredients together with a wisk, then add –

1/4 cup of snipped up dried apricots.  (can add more if you want more fruit! :) )

Mix together well.  Fry in your skillet like any other pancakes. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.  😀

NOTE: You may use this basic pancake recipe and add any dried or fresh fruit you like. Fresh blueberries or snipped up strawberries in the batter or on top would also be good! 😀 Add in a little cinnamon if you want some spice.

Yield: 4-5 pancakes, depending on how big or small you want them! 😀

Easy Homemade Granola

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 3 people

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup crystallized ginger
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
3. Spread mixture in a thin layer on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 5 minutes and then stir with a spatula.
5. Bake another 5 minutes and then stir again.
6. Keep baking for about 15 minutes total until golden brown all over.
7. Eat immediately or cool for about 10 minutes prior to serving.
Notes:
• Double this recipe and store it in an airtight container in the pantry. Enjoy it with milk or yogurt all week.

Almond Pancakes

Prep time:10 minutes
Cooking time:10 minutes
Yields:4 people

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 1/2 cups almond, rice or soy milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 3/4 cups oat or whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
1 tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Mix egg, milk and oil in a medium-size bowl.
  2. Mix flour, almonds, baking powder and salt into a small bowl.
  3. Combine dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Using a 1/4 – 1/2 cup measuring cup drop pancakes onto a lightly oiled skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve warm with maple syrup or honey.

Notes:

  • Try 1/2 cup of shredded coconut and/or1/4 cup malt-sweetened chocolate chips instead of almonds.
  • Try a little lemon zest, the juice of one lemon (add a little less milk) and 1/2 cup poppy seeds for lemon poppy seed pancakes.

Quinoa-Rice Granola

Quinoa Rice Granola

Serves 6
30 minutes or fewer
Use this recipe as a model for other granola combinations with different dried fruits, nuts, and spices. It should stay crisp for a week stored in an airtight container. If it loses its crunch, toast 3 to 5 minutes in a 350°F oven. Note: substituting agave or brown rice syrup for the honey and oil for the butter will result in a less crisp granola with smaller clusters.
• 5 unsalted brown rice cakes
• ½ cup quinoa flakes, such as Ancient Harvest
• ½ cup coarsely chopped or slivered raw almonds, or other nuts
• ⅓ cup honey
• 4 Tbs. (½ stick)  butter
• 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
• ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
• 1 cup dried cranberries, cherries, or other bite-size dried fruit
1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
2. Crumble rice cakes in bowl until only 1/4-inch-or-smaller pieces remain. Stir in quinoa flakes and almonds.
3. Melt together honey, butter, and vegetable oil in saucepan over low heat. Stir in cinnamon. Stir honey mixture into rice cake mixture until well coated. Spread on baking sheet, and bake 
10 minutes. Stir, and bake 10 minutes more, or until granola is golden-brown. Cool on baking sheet. Break granola into small clusters. Mix in dried fruit.