Jan 212014

photoThis healthy snack recipe is adapted from a yummy creation of Chocolate Cover Katie called Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal. No chocolate in these cakes though – and they are delicious! They are very quick and easy to make and can be eaten warm from the oven, cooled on the counter, or even cold from the fridge.


  • 1 cup rolled oats (50g)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 banana)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 heaped teaspoons raisins
  • 1 tsp melted unrefined coconut oil (or other veg oil)
  • 2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, but reserve 1 tsp of the coconut, then mix in wet. Spoon into 6 cupcake papers in a muffin tin. Sprinkle remaining coconut over top of cakes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm. Finally, set your oven to  broil for 3-5 more minutes to brown the tops and toast the coconut.

Calories: about 100 each

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Jan 012014

Based on a wonderful eggless pancake recipe from Sailu’s Kitchen, I came up with these eggless pancake muffins –  they are delicious and very simple to make!



  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • a handful of pecans, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first 3 (wet) ingredients in a medium bowl and the dry ingredients (except the pecans) in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well (but don’t over-mix) with a spoon. Add the pecans and mix until evenly distributed. Wipe a thin coating of vegetable oil into three cups of the muffin tin and divide the batter evenly into the three cups. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Remove carefully, drizzle with maple syrup, and enjoy!

Happy New Year!

— Linda in NJ

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