Snickerdoodle Bread

When you think of fall, what smells come to mind?  Cinnamon?  Pumpkin?  Spices?

The smell of this Snickerdoodle Bread filled my house with the most amazing cinnamon smell, perfect for a warm fall day.

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Perfect for a snack or even breakfast, this recipe is sure to win anyone over.

Servings: One loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. softened butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 c. All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Bag of cinnamon chips
  • Brown sugar + cinnamon for topping
  • ½ cup softened butter, softened

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease one standard loaf pan.  Can use mini loaf pans or muffin tins as well.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and one teaspoon of cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add vanilla and Greek yogurt.
  6. Stir in dry ingredients.
  7. Fold in cinnamon chips.
  8. Fill loaf pan 2/3 full.
  9. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
  10. Bake 40-45 minutes, until the bread has lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.

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Better For You ~ Gingerbread Granola

Good morning!  Hope you all have enjoyed a good weekend.  I am on my way out the door for the Ugly Sweater 5K run with a group of gals.  It’s going to be COLD!!

I wanted to share with you first a Gingerbread Granola recipe I put together last week.  I have always steered clear of granola due its usual high sugar, butter and oil content.   This recipe I created contains NO butter or oil and incorporates nutrient dense ingredients. 

Winning!

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Enjoy!

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I was pleasantly surprised that my first batch turned out really good.  I packaged it up into mason jars and handed them out to some of my coworkers for a fun holiday gift. 

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Merry Christmas!  Have a great Sunday!

 

Healthy Apple Crisp

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Don’t mind the awful color to the pictures.  I am signed up for a Photoshop class this coming Saturday.  Also on the list is a ‘Sony DSLR for Dummies’ Class in the very near future.  I wonder where I can find one of those….

Better For You Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples- sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  • 4 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 packets Stevia

Cut apples to bite size pieces.

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Mix all ingredients (minus apples) into a gallon size zip-lock bag.  Once liquids, sugar and spices are all mixed together, add apples and massage until fully coated.  Pour ingredients into a square baking dish, sprayed with a light coating of oil.

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Now for the crumbly topping.

Oatmeal Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal for food processor
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Stevia (or 1/2 cup light brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

In a glass measuring cup, melt butter, set aside.  In a food processor, grind 1/2 cup oatmeal to consistency of flour.

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Mix ground oatmeal, 1/2 cup whole oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar into butter.  Drop by tablespoons on top of apple mixture.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Enjoy!!

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