Banana Bran Bread

August 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for a Banana Bran Bread to pass along. To make this Bread you’ll be needing Bran Cereal, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Sugar Substitute, Eggs, Bananas, and Unsweetened Banana Chips. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Banana Bran Bread
To add a bit of variety to this banana bread, try folding in 1/2 cup dried fruit or sprinkling the top of the batter with chopped walnuts or pecans.

Ingredients
1 cup bran cereal
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar substitute
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup ripe mashed bananas (2 medium to large bananas)
1/4 cup crumbled unsweetened banana chips

Directions
Yield:
12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
Serving size: 1 slice

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

2 – Pour cereal into heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Stir. Set aside 10 minutes. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in large bowl. In separate bowl, stir together oil, sugar, sugar substitute, and eggs. Beat well. Stir in flour mixture and bran. Mix well. Stir in mashed bananas.

3 – Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with banana chips. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack. Cool completely.

Variation: Fold in 1/2 cup dried fruit. Sprinkle top of batter with chopped walnuts or pecans before baking if your diet plan allows.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 135 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 167 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/banana-bran-bread/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Kicking up the Scrambled Eggs……….

For big, fluffy scrambled eggs, try adding some club soda or baking soda. Add 1 tablespoon of club soda for every 2 eggs you’re cooking, or 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda for every 4 eggs you’re cooking. Just whisk it right into your egg mixture, and enjoy your soft and fluffy eggs!

Dried Cherry and Almond Scones

July 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Dried Cherry and Almond Scones to pass along. to make the Scones you’ll be needing Large Egg, Egg White, Canola Oil, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Splenda Sweetener, Buttermilk, Almond Extract, Nonfat Dry Milk, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, All-Purpose Flour, Dried Cherries, and Granulated Sugar. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Dried Cherry and Almond Scones
Simple to make, these satisfying scones are flavored with dried cherries and almond extract. Like any baking powder biscuit, they taste best if served while still warm, but will also freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
2 – Mix the egg and egg white together in a large mixing bowl. Add canola oil, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, buttermilk, almond extract and nonfat dry milk. Stir well. Add baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until just blended. Add dried cherries and stir until blended.
3 – Spoon 12 evenly sized mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if using.
4 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 12 scones.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe; 1 scone): 210; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 130mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 15g; Protein: 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/dried_cherry_and_almond_scones_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Preparing onions………….

When sauteing onions, add a pinch of baking soda. It speeds browning and cuts cooking time practically in half.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Diner Griddle Cakes  

May 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Diner Griddle Cakes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Vanilla Yogurt, and Buttermilk. No Meat needed to start the day with this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Diner Griddle Cakes
The vanilla yogurt and buttermilk contributes to the tenderness of these pancakes as well as giving them a subtle sourdough-like flavor that goes well with butter and warm maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 to 4 tablespoons butter to grease griddle

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt; set aside.
2 – In a small bowl, beat eggs; add yogurt and mix well. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter.
3 – Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients all at once and whisk just until moistened.
4 – Heat griddle and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat (300ºF / 150ºC for electric griddle).
5 – Pour 1/4 cup batter into griddle for each pancake. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until underside is golden, then flip. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until center springs back when gently pressed. Use additional butter, if necessary to prepare remaining batter.

Makes 24 pancakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/diner_griddle_cakes_recipe.html

Diabetic Desert of the Week – Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe

May 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Desert of the Week is Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Margarine, Brown Sugar, Egg, Vanilla, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, and Vegetable Cooking Spray. The Cookies are 101 calories and 13 net carbs per serving (2 cookies). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
These classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have just 14 grams of carbohydrate per serving!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes per pan

1/3 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Vegetable cooking spray

Directions
Yield: about 3 dozen
Serving size: 2 cookies

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat margarine at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add brown sugar and beat well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray. Using two teaspoons, drop dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Portion the dough so that you make about 3 dozen cookies. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 101 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 120 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/easy-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/

 

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Sensibly Delicious Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies

March 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for some Sensibly Delicious Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies. To make these Cookies you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking, Brown Sugar, Old Fashioned Oats, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021  Https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sensibly Delicious Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies
A winning combination, SPLENDA® and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® have teamed up to give you these ‘sensibly delicious’ cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking*
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
3 – Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.

*3/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular can be substituted for SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking.

For Pan Cookie Variation: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 90 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 10 g Protein: 1 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/cookie/sensibly_delicious_oatmeal-butterscotch_cookies_recipe.html

Spicy Sweet Potato Muffins

March 16, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, sweet potatoes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for some Spicy Sweet Potato Muffins. To make this delicious Muffins you’ll be needing Brown Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Slat, Baking Soda, All Spice, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Low Fat Buttermilk, Vegetable Oil, and Egg. This recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Sweet Potato Muffins
The delicious flavor of sweet potatoes make these muffins the perfect anytime treat!

Ingredients
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup mashed cooked or canned sweet potatoes
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

Directions
Yield: 12 muffins
Serving size: 1 muffin

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 12 standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

2 – Combine flour, baking powder, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, baking soda and allspice in large bowl. Stir in remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar. Combine sweet potatoes, buttermilk, oil and egg in medium bowl; mix well. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with brown-sugar cinnamon mixture.

3 – Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 166 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 256 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/spicy-sweet-potato-muffins/

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Pineapple Plantain Muffins

March 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Pineapple Plantain Muffins to pass along. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Plantain, Spices, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Splenda® Sugar Blend, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, Banana, Pineapple Chunks, Almonds and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Pineapple Plantain Muffins
Plantains are baked and folded into the muffin batter with pineapple in this brightly flavored muffin.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 large ripe plantain
1/4 teaspoon light butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour plus
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons light butter
3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/3 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
8 ounces light vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup sliced almonds, for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1 – To prepare plantain: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice skin of plantain and spread teaspoon butter and cinnamon on top. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove from skin and set aside.
2 – To prepare muffins: Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into small bowl. In large bowl, cream butter and Splenda® Sugar Blend and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, mashed banana, and plantain.
3 – Fold in flour mixture. Fold in pineapple.
4 – Line muffin pans with paper liners. Fill each liner about 2/3 full. Top with sliced almonds if desired.
5 – Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 15 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 30 | Fat 3.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 135mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 20g | Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pineapple_plantain_muffins_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles

January 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is, Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles. These Delicious Triangles are made using All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Peanut Butter, Light Butter, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Egg, Vanilla Extract, and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks. Chocolate and Peanut Butter, what’s not to like! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles
What’s not to like about this delicious recipe? Chocolate chunks and peanut butter — a great combination that can’t be beat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter, softened
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
3 – Combine peanut butter, butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. Press into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, distributing chocolate chunks evenly.
4 – Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars; slice each bar in half diagonally.
Makes 42 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 50mg | Carbohydrates 12g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 8g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chunky_peanut_butter_triangles_recipe.html

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