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Looking for a yummy, chocolate snack to satisfy a craving?!  Look no further!  These brownies are delectable and because you are using dark chocolate cocoa, they also pack a punch of antioxidants as well as fiber!  So go ahead and enjoy…you know you want to!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×9 baking dish.  In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and vanilla.  Stir well.

Next, add the eggs and beat until creamed together.

Add the remaining dry ingredients to the egg mixture.

Stir until the mixture is well combined…it is going to be a sticky batter!

Pour the batter into the already greased baking pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow brownies to cool or serve warm with some vanilla ice cream!  Any left over brownies can be placed in individual resealable plastic bags and popped in the freezer for a treat another day!

 

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Dark Chocolate Brownies
Dark Chocolate Brownies
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and vanilla. Stir well.
  2. Next, add the eggs and beat until creamed together.
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
  4. Stir until the mixture is well combined...it is going to be a sticky batter!
  5. Pour the batter into the already greased baking pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow brownies to cool or serve warm with some vanilla ice cream! Any left over brownies can be placed in individual resealable plastic bags and popped in the freezer for a treat another day!

 

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Fall is in the air!  With the change to cooler weather, the boys and I made our annual hike out to the mountain orchard to pick some apples!

   

We picked three bags FULL of apples – about 25 lbs of apples in all!  In season right now are Golden Delicious and Jonagold (which are a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Jonathan apple).  So, back home I am breaking out the apple recipes and the house smells delicious!  One of my favorites is Apple Raisin Spiced Bread.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups chopped apples

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup pecans

2 tsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon – topping

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next, chop up two medium-large apples, which equals about 2 cups.

 In a large bowl, beat together the 2 eggs and the tsp of vanilla.  Then add the cup of sugar and the 1/2 cup oil and mix well.

Add the cut apples, raisins and pecans to the sugar mix and stir.

Now it is time to add the dry ingredients, including all spices.

Mix up well until all dry ingredients have been combined.

Pour the batter into individual loaf pans or into one large loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes for mini loaves or 60 minutes for large loaf.

Once cooked through, remove from oven and baste with a little bit of melted butter.  Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mix over top to give a light coating.

Allow to cool and serve!  Makes a great quick breakfast or a healthy after school snack!

Any extras can be placed in individual resealable plastic bags and stored in the freezer for a later date.

Apple Raisin Spiced Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 tsp sugar mixed with ¼ tsp cinnamon - topping
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, chop up two medium-large apples, which equals about 2 cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the 2 eggs and the tsp of vanilla. Then add the cup of sugar and the ½ cup oil and mix well.
  3. Add the cut apples, raisins and pecans to the sugar mix and stir.
  4. Now it is time to add the dry ingredients, including all spices.
  5. Mix up well until all dry ingredients have been combined.
  6. Pour the batter into individual loaf pans or into one large loaf pan. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes for mini loaves or 60 minutes for large loaf.
  7. Once cooked through, remove from oven and baste with a little bit of melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mix over top to give a light coating.
  8. Allow to cool and serve! Makes a great quick breakfast or a healthy after school snack!
  9. Any extras can be placed in individual resealable plastic bags and stored in the freezer for a later date.

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I grew up with homemade banana bread and once I was old enough to cook, my mom passed along her banana bread recipe to me.  I love this recipe!  It smells amazing while baking and my own kids really love it!

 

Ingredients:

4 ripe bananas

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next step is to mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Then it is time to add the milk, oil and vanilla.

Next add the eggs and mix together.

Last, it is time to add the bananas and mash them up completely into the mixture.

Once completely mixed, pour into individual greased tin loafs (this can also be baked in a large bread pan, just adjust the cooking time).

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops of the loaves have browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool and serve.

Any uneaten loaves can be individually sealed in plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a yummy homemade snack another time!

 

Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next step is to mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Then it is time to add the milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Next add the eggs and mix together.
  4. Last, it is time to add the bananas and mash them up completely into the mixture.
  5. Once completely mixed, pour into individual greased tin loafs (this can also be baked in a large bread pan, just adjust the cooking time).
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops of the loaves have browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool and serve.
  7. Any uneaten loaves can be individually sealed in plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a yummy homemade snack another time!

 

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Homemade Corn Bread

by Heather

in Bread

Corn bread is always great with soups or chili and even for a yummy snack.  Here is a super simple, sweet recipe that makes a delicious batch of corn bread in a snap, and without using a store bought box!

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

 

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Next, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

After all the dry ingredients have been mixed together, mix in the egg, milk and oil.

After all of the ingredients have been mixed up well, pour the mixture into a greased 9×9 pan.

Bake the corn bread for 20-25 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see that it has cooked through.  Once the corn bread is done baking, allow to cool.  Then slice and serve!

Corn bread slices can easily be stored in the freezer in sealable plastic bags for homemade corn bread another night of the week!

 

Homemade Corn Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Next, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. After all the dry ingredients have been mixed together, mix in the egg, milk and oil.
  3. After all of the ingredients have been mixed up well, pour the mixture into a greased 9x9 pan.
  4. Bake the corn bread for 20-25 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see that it has cooked through. Once the corn bread is done baking, allow to cool. Then slice and serve!
  5. Corn bread slices can easily be stored in the freezer in sealable plastic bags for homemade corn bread another night of the week!

 

 

 

 

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