Hi again! On Tuesday I said I would be doing some baking from the ebook Healthy Snacks To Go and although it took me an extra day, I finally tried out some recipes today! Although her book contains everything from smoothies to potato salad, I decided to try three sweet recipes. Perhaps these will help my sugar cravings!
The best recipe turn out was: One Bowl Muffins. I went a little off trail and put bananas, applesauce and cranberries in mine instead of the pumpkin it calls for. I also tried the "healthier" version by using whole wheat flour and honey instead of white flour and sugar. So far my family and one friend from church have tried these muffins and we give them an A+! They are so moist and were incredibly easy to make. Also, I found it to be no problem at all to alter the recipe a little in case someone doesn't like pumpkin (or wants a summer taste instead of fall).
The worst turn out I had were the Popeye Bars. In all fairness, I may need to practice to make these perfect. The recipe isn't exactly cut and dry and my "bars" turned into a big, thick chunk of sticky goo. I may have used too much honey. I also found I may not be fond of molasses in cooking as the taste is very strong. If there was a way to make these bars less 'tar-ish' and perhaps substitute some of the molasses for another ingredient, these may turn out better for my personal taste preferences.
The last recipe I tried were the German Chocolate Power Bars. These taste like they shouldn't be in a book with "Healthy" in the title. These turned out to be the easiest recipe I tried today as all I had to use was my food processor and my hands to shape out the bars. Instead of full sized bars (or even balls that she suggests using), I made mine into bite sized squares. This way I can indulge my sweet tooth but make sure these last for a while. Only downfall is they didn't make a huge batch and the recipe would have to be doubled if you wanted more than say 2 or 3 bars in your refrigerator.
Ok! So that's is my really simple and quick review. Sorry there wasn't more. I planned on making Spelt Biscuits but forgot to buy spelt flour. Those will have to wait until another time.
Hope this inspires you to at least try making healthy snacks for yourself and your family! It can be really simple and quite fun (as Isaac helped me in the Kitchen!) and cost effective as these recipes took dollars to make. Be sure to let me know if you try some recipes or buy Kitchen Stewardship's ebook Healthy Snacks To Go!