- peach melba pie
- swedish apple pie
- creamed corn (yes, this will involve whole cream... yikes...)
- funeral potatoes with lots of cheese, butter and sour cream
what are you making for your holiday feast?
merry christmas, everyone!
this is my cute daughter eating dinner and posing with the muffins. i love that face!
the applesauce for oil substitution will work in any recipe. try the flour and sugar ones. if it isn't yummy in one recipe try it in another!
i wanted to use some of the homemade baby food my daughter is no longer eating so i decided to create these carrot cake bars. (have no fear, you can simply steam some carrots and run them through your blender with some water. 4 oz is about 4 ice cube sized blocks). they have no white flour, no oil or butter, lots of carrots and even the un-frosting has no butter and has less than a cup of powdered sugar instead of like 4-5 cups like normal frosting. i brought them to a church thing and people couldn't believe what wasn't in them. you can see how good they were from the picture. :)
no-guilt carrot cake bars with cream cheese un-frosting
makes 1 jelly roll pan-full
3/4 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups applesauce
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oat flour
1 cup wheat flour
½ cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 (4 ounce) jar carrot baby food (or homemade baby food, see note above)
1 cup shredded carrots (or more if you'd like!)
½ cup un sweetened shredded coconut (optional), soaked in water for 20 minutes
2. add oat flour, wheat flour, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. mix until combined. add carrot baby food and mix again until combined.
3. stir in shredded carrots and coconut.
4. bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes in a jelly roll pan. done when toothpick comes out clean.
cream cheese un-frosting
whip 1 block 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened). then add 4 tablespoons milk and ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons powdered sugar and whip until combined. spread over carrot cake bars.