Archive for January, 2012

January 26, 2012

Sweet Potato Muffins

These started out as carrot muffins, only for me to discover that I had neither sugar, carrots or enough eggs. A few quick substitutions and I ended up with something even better! Sweet potato muffins!

3 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 medium sweet potato, shredded
3/4 cup canola oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Put into greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 35o for 20 minutes or until a fork inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

January 13, 2012

Peanutbutter Gingersnaps

These cookies are low in sugar but high on flavour!


3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp each baking soda and cinnamon
1/4 tsp each ground ginger and salt
1/2 TBSP grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 TBSP melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 TBSP molasses
1 tsp vanilla

Add first 5 ingredients to a large bowl. Mix and make a well in the centre. And remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

Roll into little balls and place on an oiled cookie sheet. Press down with fork. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. They will be quite soft when they come out of the oven but will harden as they cool.