Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Packed with loads of chocolate, cinnamon and a little oatmeal to take away the guilt. These were like little easy bake brownies.

Thanks to the gals over at Bake with Us for choosing such a simple tasty treat for Valentine's day week. You can find the full recipe here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Oatmeal Crumb topped Apple Bars

Soooo you know how at Costco you can get these great big trays of apples? Where this is what begot these apple bars over the weekend.

I'm very picky about my apple consumption....they have to be perfectly crispy, juicy, sweet and tart all at the same time. We had a tray of some sort of apple I knew nothing about and I didn't care for so I decided to cook them up ala Cinnamon Apples from Chilis.

One thing lead to another and as luck may have it when I was looking for a cupcake recipe (which I never made by the by) I came across the More from Magnolia cookbook. I have no idea how long I've had this book and I don't think I've ever baked anything from it but there it was and this book is chock full of cool little things like these bars....which were super tasty. The bottom was a whole lotta crumbly but I think that was baker error not because the recipe is flawed in anyway.

You can google your way to the recipe by searching for Apple Bars with Oatmeal Crumb Topping or clicky click here. I promise its worth the trouble, especially if you have a whole tray of apples lying around.

Happy Valentines Day!



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TWD: Great Grains Muffins

It's about 8pm on a Tuesday night... not the ideal muffin baking hour... but alas here I am with muffins baking away in the oven with some dairy free chocolate cake. My oven might give out with all this healthy crap baking at one time. Its not used to this sort of pressure!

I made mine according to the recipe with chopped apricots and some extra fruit and walnuts scattered on top with a bit of sugar. They tasted like super buttery slightly sweet corn muffins. They would be great with a little maple butter.

You can grab the full recipe here from Christine at Happy Tummy