Wednesday, May 9, 2012


We have had the great privilege of having Mrs. Crowther come and teach us about nutrition.  She brings us a great snack each time she comes.  Here are some of her recipes.

Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. pureed pinto beans
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Blend first 6 ingredients together.  Add dry ingredients and mix well. Dough will be very sticky.  Spray hands with cooking spray. Roll into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Spray cookies and press with a fork.  Bake 375 for 10 minutes.

Spicy Zucchini Bread
1 c. pureed pinto beans
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/2 c. shredded zucchini
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
Grease two 9X5 loaf pans.  Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine eggs, sugar and oil.  Beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Add zucchini, bean puree and vanilla.  Sift together flour, slat, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Add to bean mixture. Stir until blended.  Pour into greased pans. Bake 40 to 50 minutes.

6 c. old fashioned oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. coconut
1/4 c. sunflower seed
1/2 c. dry milk pwder
1 c. nuts
1 c. raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 c. honey
2/3 c. oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Mix dry ingredients and pour honey mixture over the top and mix together well.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 45 minutes stirring twice while baking.

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