Wednesday

Presto change-o!

I promise, this will not become a recipe blog. Mainly because I suck at cooking. Good thing the hubs can do wonderful things in the kitchen, because his wife cannot. I can bake though. So the other day, I took this guy and made him into some yummy muffins!

I used a Weight Watcher's recipe to turn that medium-sized zucchini (from the hubs' grandma's garden btw) into mini muffins, I'm estimating them about 1.5 points per muffin.

So I basically followed this recipe, but I only have 1 loaf pan, so I through the rest of the batter in the mini muffin pan. I actually ended up liking the little bite-sized ones better than the loaf. They were easy to grab and go for breakfast and cooked more evenly, so if I were you, I'd skip the loaf pan business and go straight to the mini-muffin pan. WW calls this a dessert recipe, but who doesn't love to eat dessert for breakfast?

POINTS® Value:  3
Servings:  20
Preparation Time:  15 min
Cooking Time:  60 min

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Ingredients

2 serving(s) butter-flavor cooking spray   
2 cup(s) whole wheat flour   
2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour   
1 tsp table salt   
1 tsp baking soda   
1/2 tsp baking powder   
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon   
3 large egg white(s)   
1 large egg(s)   
1 cup(s) sugar   
2 tsp vanilla extract   
1/3 cup(s) canola oil   
2/3 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce   
2 cup(s) zucchini, peeled, grated, and drained*   
1/2 cup(s) chopped walnuts   
1/2 cup(s) raisins, finely chopped
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat two 8- X 4-inch loaf pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, in a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add egg, sugar, vanilla extract, oil and applesauce, and beat until thoroughly combined; beat in zucchini.
  • Add sifted ingredients to egg mixture and mix well; fold in nuts and raisins. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake in middle of oven until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Slice each bread into 10 pieces and serve warm or at room temperature. Yields 1 slice per serving.  

1 comment:

collin said...

I love desserts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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