Monday, May 19, 2014

Katie's Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Keeping healthier snacks on hand can help you maintain your waistline and reduce your sugar intake.  These muffins are easy enough to whip up quickly, and freeze well for breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack!

Ingredients:
o    2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 

o    1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
o    2 eggs
o    3/4 cup Xylitol granules
o    2 tsp baking powder
o    1 tsp baking soda
o    2 Tbsp ground flax seed (or chia seeds)
o    1 tsp vanilla extract
o    2 large, ripe bananas
o    1/2 cup chopped nuts*



Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone cupcake liners.
2. Place the oats in the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds.  Add remaining ingredients to the food processor.
3. Process until everything is mixed together and oats are smooth.
4. Spoon batter into cupcake liners, about 3/4 full, then bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
5. Cool slightly on a wire rack and serve warm.


*You could also replace the chopped nuts with carob chips or mini chocolate chips

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Katie's Single-Serving "Baked" Apples

Ready for another delicious treat featuring xylitol? Here's a quick and simple recipe the whole family is sure to enjoy! 

Ingredients                                                                     


1 unpeeled apple, chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Xylitol, separated
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions


- In a small bowl or ramekin, combine chopped apples, cinnamon and 1 tsp Xylitol. Toss to coat.
- Microwave 2 minutes, or until apples are fork-tender
- In a separate bowl, add remaining 1 tsp Xylitol and whipping cream. Whip with a blender until stiff peaks form. Add a generous spoonful of whipped cream to the top of the baked apples.