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Vermont Maple Apple Rings

Vermont Maple Apple Rings
The nesting phase hit. And it's Spring Cleaning time. And we get to have my mom come and stay with us for two whole weeks after the baby is born. It's what I call a cleaning perfect storm. I'm normally a compulsive cleaner to begin with, but add those extra factors on and I'm a one woman, waddling, cleaning machine. One of the latest victims of my re-organization efforts was my recipe binder. These apple rings came out of the re-prioritizing. It turns out that the apple rings are a little gem of a recipe that I should have tried a long time ago. Now, somebody please distract my husband while I "relocate" some old magazines. Vermont Maple Apple Rings Ingredients 2 medium apples, pared and cored1 cup flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg, beaten1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (see note) plus more to adjust for consistencyVermont maple syrup Directions Slice apples crosswise into 1/8" thick rings. Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves: 2-3

Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls I am in no uncertain terms claiming that these are healthy, just that they are quick and dee-licious! {P.S. I've read that you can do this with cookie dough too! I'll keep you posted.} What You'll Need: refrigerated cinnamon roll dough waffle iron What To Do: Plug in waffle iron. breakfast Cake Mix Waffles Recipe Last week Cuisinart sent me their Breakfast Central. It is a waffle/omelette maker. I am in the process of preparing a review of the product and in doing so, I am trying it out making many different things. My family was excited to have waffles, as we often buy the frozen ones. These would undoubtedly be way better, but the problem was that we had no yeast and the recipes in the cookbook, called for it. Instead, I decided to try making waffles with cake mix. I used a box of Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix and followed the instructions to make the cake batter. Follow the instructions of your waffle maker on how to make waffles. Spread the batter evenly with a heat resistant spatula. Like I said before, make sure you put a scoop of ice cream on the waffle while warm.

60 Second Chocolate Chip Muffin Let’s talk about Energy… Have you seen mine? Pretty sure it ran off to an exclusive resort in Tahiti somewhere, and is gettin’ rubbed with suntan oil by the one and only Christian Bale… Holy Batman! I’m sure it probably hates me and never wants to come back after that Minnie Mouse party…Especially after little miss received a bicycle and has decided it’s much more fun to ride when mom pushes instead of peddling. Dear Energy, i’m so sorry but I need you back. Mind you I still have a toddler, messy house, new baby to prepare for, and I’m as big as a walrus?! And this walrus is hungry! No more PB&J’s, smoothies, and cereal. Let’s not forget it’s been too long since I wore makeup…And I’m pretty sure I wear the same sweat pants every other (each?) Listen my little Energy, I promise I’ll give you something to come back for. And it won’t require much work from you at all. At least tell me you will think about it? 60 Second Chocolate Chip Muffin Ingredients: 1 tsp. melted and cooled coconut oil 1. 2.

Oreo Pancakes | Vegan Oreo Pancake Recipe You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this recipe. Ever since the wild success of my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes (which are a must-try, by the way) my brain’s been spinning non-stop coming up with new and exciting breakfast recipes. And this one? This is one I simply couldn’t wait to share. Everyone likes Oreos right? These pancakes emulate this childhood favorite perfectly, but are completely vegan, easy to prepare and 100 percent delicious. From start to finish, these cakes take about 15 minutes, which means they can easily be made on hurried weekday mornings – a theory I successfully tested out this week before work. For pretty photos purposes, I stuffed these guys full of creamy filling. Oreo Cookie Pancakes Oreo Cookie Pancakes that are entirely vegan. Author: Minimalist Baker Recipe type: Breakfast Serves: 1-2 Ingredients Instructions FROSTING - Using a food processer, mix the coconut flakes until they form coconut butter. Notes Nutrition Information

~Apple Pie Cookies You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! How great are those sticky little chewy bites..omgosh?! They’re warm, gooey bits of Pie Heaven and are my inspiration for these cookies. Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. 1 Egg..for egg-wash

Chocolate-Dipped Coffee Ice Cream Glazed Doughnut Sandwiches We don’t really have much to say about what emerged from the TasteSpotting Kitchen last week during our Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream fiesta… So we’re just going to share some drool-worthy photos and assure you that yes, you absolutely should, no, you need, to make these Chocolate-Dipped Coffee Ice Cream + Glazed Doughnut Sandwiches immediately. By the way, we didn’t make our own doughnuts, but don’t let that hold you back from doing so! We highly encourage that kind of kitchenly ambitious behavior, whether yeasted, cake, baked, fried, or otherwise. Coffee Ice Cream Glazed Doughnut Sandwiches It is best to assemble these doughnut sandwiches, dip them in chocolate, and eat them right away while the ice cream is frozen, the doughnuts are fresh, and chocolate is still a little melty. Ingredients for each sandwich, you will need: 1 doughnut, any kind you like 1 generous scoop of coffee ice cream (we used Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Coffee!) Directions Melt your chocolate.

Cinnamon Apple Butter One of the main reasons why I wanted my boyfriend to get me a slow cooker was so that I could easily make homemade fruit butters. These sweet spreads made of cooked-down and pureed fruits are incredible on their own or spread on different kinds of bread. They're also lovely to bake with and can be mixed into oatmeal or yogurt for a sweet and spicy touch. Fruit butters can be purchased commercially, but I've had a lot of trouble finding brands made without added sugars or sweeteners. I finally decided to just give it a shot myself, using only fresh apples, spices, and unsweetened apple juice. This recipe makes enough to fill a large 24oz jar, which is just where I've been keeping it. Cinnamon Apple Butter (No Sugar Added)This recipe is made without any added sugars to highlight the natural sweetness of the apples and juice.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes Remember last week when I admitted that I had never made brownies from scratch? Well, I have another confession... I've also never made pancakes from scratch... until today! When I saw this recipe, I just had to give it a try, and you should too. Ingredients (makes 12 large pancakes): 2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup sugarpinch of salt1/3 cup poppy seedszest of 4 lemons2 cups buttermilk2 large eggs, lightly beaten2 tablespoons butter, melted Combine the buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Now combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet to the dry and stir until combined. I topped my pancakes with fresh strawberries mixed with a little sugar.

Fudge by Skinny Ms. The next time you have that insatiable craving for chocolate, take a little time to make our decadent yet guilt-free Slow Cooker Fudge. Made with dark chocolate and coconut milk, Slow Cooker Fudge is as nutritious as it is delicious. Dark chocolate helps lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to throughout the body, and maintain level blood sugar. It is also loaded with antioxidants to ward off cancer causing free radicals. Click here for the Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes on Skinny Ms. or 5 Chocolate Treats Under 230 Calories. Yield: Servings 10 | Serving Size: 1 piece of fudge | Calories: 244 g | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 21 mg | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Sugars: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Protein: 2 g Ingredients 2-1/2 cups Chocolate Chips, [I used dark chocolate chips because of their health benefits. Directions Fudge is perfect for the slow cooker because it doesn't scorch or burn.

Pancake Pops I think you are going to love these bite size Pancake Pops, made from scratch using creamy greek yogurt. They are cooked on a lollipop stick, and are so fun to dip! Let me show you how easy they are to make. Start by melting your butter, preheating your electric non-stick griddle, and having your lollipop sticks handy. I use the Wilton six inch lollipop sticks purchased from Michaels. Now, let’s make the pancake batter. Scoop out a heaping teaspoon of pancake batter. Drop the pancake batter onto the hot griddle. Space the rest of the pancake pops out, so you have room to add the sticks. They cook really quickly since they are so small. Oh my, I think this is the cutest batch of pancakes I’ve ever made! To flip the pancake pops use a small spatula to lift them up a bit, then you can use the lollipop stick to give them a quick turn. A hot and delicious perfectly cooked pancake pop. Pile them up on a platter with fresh blueberries and maple syrup, and enjoy! Pancake Pops 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Apple Crisp Last night, I got an email. I can’t share ANYTHING about said email but I can say one thing; it’s a life changer. No pressure, right? Well, after I read this email, I (a) nearly threw up and (b) knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep. Then, my dusty wheels starting turning and it hit me like a sack of bricks (or apples, in this case). After 30 minutes of chopping, peeling, stirring, cutting and mixing, my healthy crock pot apple crisp was all snuggled and tucked into my fancy, schmancy absolutely amazing KitchenAid slow cooker. When I awoke, I was like a kid on Christmas morning. Oh, and it’s healthy! Healthy Crock Pot Apple Crisp Recipe Serves about 8. Ingredients: 6 cups chopped apples3/4 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup white sugar3/4 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon corn starch2 tablespoons apple pie spice1 tablespoon apple butter4 1/2 tablespoons regular butter1/4 cup chopped walnutsDash of salt2 tablespoons lemon juiceIce cream for garnish Directions:

banana espresso chocolate chip bread banana espresso chocolate chip bread (adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking ) 1 1/2 c mashed, ripe bananas (about 4) 1/4 c sugar 1/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted 1/4 c milk 1 large egg 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour 1 1/2 t instant espresso powder 1 1/2 t baking soda 1 t salt 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c walnuts, roughly chopped Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour one loaf tin and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, sugars, butter, milk and egg. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 55 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.