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Chocolate-Chip Cakies, Cleaned up!

“These chocolaty drop cookies have an old-fashioned, cake-like texture and rich flavor, but their nutritional profile is positively modern.” – Barbara K McConnell

Drop cookies - Faith Keith

Ingredients

2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Truvia
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup egg whites
3/4 cup Greek, Non-Fat, Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Even cleaner:

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Truvia
2 tablespoons molasses
5 tablespoons peanut butter
3/4 cup egg whites
3/4 cup Greek, Non-Fat, Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Arrange the oven racks to divide into thirds; preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour/oats cocoa, baking soda and salt
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at high speed, beat the stevia, molasses, coconut oil/PB and egg whites until light and fluffy.  With the mixer at low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, the yogurt, vanilla and chocolate chips; stir until just combined (do not overmix)
  4. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, making 24 cookies.  Bake until firm, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a rack; store in an air-tight container for 3-4 days (if they last that long :))

MY PERSONAL COMMENT:
I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips and I think it makes a big difference, but I’m a chocolate lover so I may just be picky.
Make these smaller to make a batch of 36 cookies so you can munch “1 serving” a little longer ^_^

Nutrition Facts - Chocolate Chip Cakies - Faith KeithThis recipe is based on a recipe from my grandmother! Original, original recipe was by Barbara McConell.

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Banana Applesauce Bread

The Banana Bread

How to thaw frozen bananas:
place them in a sink of cold water. Cut the tough stem off the top after 5 minutes and squeeze thawed banana into a measuring cup. Easy!
OR
gently heat frozen bananas in the microwave until skin just softens. Then peel and use the flesh.

I was excited to try this clean recipe, but I made two loaves because my husband does not care for nuts and raisins in his banana bread, so the 2nd loaf was for his sake.
Loaf 1 as written and
Loaf 2 I omitted the raisins, walnuts and zest and increased the cinnamon. My husband does not care for nuts and raisins in his banana bread, so the 2nd loaf was for his sake.

1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C whole-wheat flour
1/2 C amaranth flour or flour of your choice
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 Tb baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
Eat Clean Cooking Spray (olive oil spritzed)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.
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4 egg whites
In large bowl #1 combine dry ingredients. In another medium bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy.
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1 C mashed bananas
1/2 C buttermilk or skim milk soured with 1 Tb lemon juice
1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla

Pour bananas, buttermilk (or soured milk), applesauce and vanilla into large bowl #2.
Add dry ingredients (from large bowl #1) to wet (large bowl #2) and mix until JUST blended (don’t go OCD on the mixing, barely mixed=fluffy!)
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1/2 C walnuts
1/2 C raisins
1Tb grated orange zest

Now fold in egg whites, walnuts, raisins and grated orange zest. (remember, barely fold)
Pour into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for approx 55 minutes.

[Recipe Source: Tosca Reno, The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook]

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Quicky-bread for Spaghetti Night, Family

Spaghetti madness needs a sidekick. Preheat to 350 and pop these babies in – yum, easy, and a fun twist to the usual. In my family, this MIGHT serve 3 people. 🙂

8 Hamburger buns
Butter (I can’t believe its not butter)
Garlic salt
Parsley
*optional: 4 swiss cheese slices

Split open the hamburger buns, cut side up. Spread/spray butter over each cut side. Sprinkle with garlic salt and parsley.
Optional: cut the cheese slices diagonally so that you now have 8 triangles. Place one on each bun.
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Toast in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden.

[Recipe source: the urge to not waste leftover hamburger buns]

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Croutes – hard-toasted French bread

Perfect garnishing for onion soup

12 to 16 slices of French bread cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
Place the bread in one layer in a roasting pan and bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for about half an hour, until it is thoroughly dried out and lightly browned.
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Olive oil or beef drippings
A cut clove of garlic

Halfway through the baking, each side may be basted with a teaspoon of olive oil or beef drippings; and after baking, each piece may be rubbed with cut garlic.

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