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I’ve always enjoyed a good marble cake. This marble cake recipe from health.com has very little fat but it still moist. It is a nice alternative to a muffin as an afternoon treat. I made some minor changes to the recipe using spelt flour, greek yogurt and oil.

INGREDIENTS

1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour

2/3 cup spelt light flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup cane sugar

2 large organic eggs

2 large organic egg whites

1 cup greek yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or organic milk

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup safflower or melted coconut oil

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 oz semi-sweet chocolate melted

1 tbsp butter

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt cake pan. In a bowl combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and cane sugar. In a separate bowl mix eggs, egg whites, greek yogurt, almond milk, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. In a saucepan melt chocolate, cocoa powder and butter on low heat. Pour 3/4 of the batter into the bundt pan. Using a spoon spread the melted chocolate throughout the batter. Take a knife and swirl the chocolate into the batter. Add remaining cake batter on top. Place in oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. Let cool and flip onto a cake plate. Transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

 

 

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I decided to make a loaf this week instead of muffins because I’m always testing  how things taste when they are not fresh out of the oven. This loaf is a zucchini base with cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup cane sugar

1 tbsp ground flaxseeds

3 tbsp water

1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or organic milk

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 1/4 cups grated zucchini

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 1/2″X4 1/2″ loaf pan. In a small bowl mix ground flaxseeds and 3 tablespoons of water and set aside. In a larger mixing bowl stir in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cocoa powder and cane sugar together. In another small bowl place milk and lemon juice together and let sit. Combine the flaxseed mixture into the milk mixture. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture. Stir the zucchini with a wooden spoon and then add in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 – 60 minutes. Check loaf to make sure it is firm on top before removing. Let cool in loaf pan and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

I always have ripe bananas in the fridge for baking. I made this banana bread with a mix of semi sweet and white and milk chocolate swirl chips for a little extra chocolate.

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INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup cane sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup safflower oil or melted coconut oil

2 large organic eggs beaten

1 cup ripe mashed bananas

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray a 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 loaf pan. Ina bowl mix together whole wheat flour, baking soda, cane sugar and sea salt. In a separate bowl whisk oil, eggs and mashed bananas together. Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients and then stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let cool for 10 minutes and take out of loaf pan. Slice and Enjoy!

 

 

 

This brownie recipe requires very few ingredients which always makes things easy when you’re trying to make a quick sweet. I used half coconut oil to make them a little healthier.

iNGREDIENTS

1/2 cup organic unsalted butter melted

1/2 cup coconut oil melted

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cane sugar

4 large organic eggs

1 whole wheat flour

1/2 cup spelt light flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup any type chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. in a microwave safe bowl melt oil, butter and chocolate chips on medium for 1 minute. if still not melted try another  30 seconds. Let cool for a few minutes. Mix in sugar and eggs. Whisk in flours, unsweetened cocoa and sea salt. Add in chocolate chips and pour batter into 9X12 sprayed baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool before cutting. Enjoy!

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I always find using yogurt makes muffins more moist and fluffy. This recipe turned out great. I hope you like it just as much as we did.

INGREDIENTS 

1 1/2 Whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup oil

3/4 cup cane sugar

2 large organic eggs 

1 tsp pure vanilla 

1 cup bananas mashed

1/4 cup Greek yogurt nonfat

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl mix whole wheat flour, baking soda and sea salt. In a separate bowl mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add mashed bananas and mix until blended. Finally add Greek yogurt and mix once again. Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack. Enjoy!

  

My muffin of the week is all about chocolate. The classic chocolate chip muffin. You can always mash a banana into the mixture to make it more moist.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup cane sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup organic milk or any milk of choice
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tray.
In a bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl mix milk, yogurt, oil, vanilla and egg. Add chocolate chips to dry ingredients. Take a wooden spoon and stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Place on cooling rack for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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