Monday, June 29, 2009

Healthy Oat & Fruit Muffins (2.5 points value Weight Watchers)

Mmmm yummy, here's a low fat, low point muffin recipe for all you weight watchers out there.


Healthy Oat & Fruit Muffins (2.5 points)

1/2 cp Wheat Flour

1/2 cp White Flour

1 cp Old Fashioned Oatmeal ( I have also substituted 5 grain cereal)

1/4 cp Wheat Germ

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cp splenda (can substitute honey, sugar or any desired sweetner)

3/4 tsp salt (can be reduced or omitted)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

2 ripe bananna's mashed

1 egg

1/2 cp applesauce

1/3 cp craisins (can subsitute raisins, or fresh fruit)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 Combine dry ingredients

3. Combine wet ingredients

4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients

5. Stir carefully just until dry ingredients are moistened DO NOT OVER STIR

6. Spray muffin tin with oil spray or use muffin papers

7. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full

8. Bake for 18 minutes turning pan 1/2 way through or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

9. Makes approx 9 muffins

ENJOY!!! For weight watchers points value is 2.5 per each muffin

Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

It has been difficult to fit in time to keep up the blog as I had wished. A whole month has passed since I last posted, school and work has occupied much of my time over the month of June. I was able to get out and shoot some pics from the gardens between the rain showers, studying and working. Even though the weather has not been kind to us we have been able to enjoy beautiful floral bouquets, fresh herbs and salad greens from the gardens.

Planting continues and we are waiting patiently for the vegetable plants to start producing. IF the sun ever decides to shine, we should be seeing some raspberries soon. The spinach and radishes are beginning to come in now and we are eagerly awaiting; zuchini, greenbeans, soybeans, broccoli, cabbage, beets, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other goodies.