Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chocolate chip Banana bread

I'm really excited about baking with applesauce. As much as I love butter, I really can't tell it's not in my baking- and today it was proved again with a banana bread. I actually think that, besides the reduction in calories, other positives include 1) not having to wait for butter to soften and 2) moister desserts.

1/2 c applesauce
3/4 c sugar
Mixed together until fluffy. 

Add 2-3 ripe bananas (mine were frozen, so I let sit out to defrost).

Add 2 eggs, 1 t of vanilla and 1/3 cup of milk.

Mix in 2 cups flour, 1 t baking soda and 1/2 t salt. 

Optional, add 1/2 c of chocolate chips.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Another successful carrot cake


This cake is a recipe I've posted before but slight variation to the ingredients:

Mix:
1 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar

Add:
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t pumpkin pie spice 
1 t cinnamon 
2 c flour

Add:
2 c carrots
1 c coconut

Instead of dirtying the mixer before the icing, I just mixed the cake in the sheet pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 min.

Then the icing was a smaller patch then normal:
2/3 c butter
2/3 c cream cheese
1 t vanilla
1/2 lb confectioners sugar (aka 1/2 box)