Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Recipe Wednesday!

WIAW full of recipes! Each of my meals today will be a recipe, how great is that?


Banana Berry Pancakes

Adapted from Spoonful of Sugar Free

Servings: 3 (3 small pancakes each)

  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup egg beaters
  • 1 banana mashed (100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup water or milk
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (or any other type of berry)

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Add wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes so the coconut flour can thicken the batter. (Add more liquid afterwards if still needed.)
  4. Heat a griddle to 350 degrees or a pan over medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray or canola oil in between batches.
  5. Scoop 1 Tbsp of batter and pour onto the hot griddle. Spread out with the back of a spoon.
  6. Cook for one minute and then place 4 or 5 blueberries on the pancake. Let cook for another minute and flip. Cook for a few more minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Top with whatever you want! I like mine plain, with fruit spread, extra berries, peanut butter, or even you could use sugar-free syrup or honey.
With egg beaters for extra protein!

The return of the bento box! I haven't been using this for the past week because I have been lazy and haven't wanted to clean it everyday. Finally though, I decided it was time to reunite with this beauty today. Sadly, no pictures, but I do have some similar lunch pictures to share.

Right:Ground turkey salad with carrots. Left: Strawberry popcakes (best flavor ever!)

Left: Pb and carrots. Right: Salad with chicken and egg beaters.


Healthy Pigs in a Blanket

My take on a classic, fattening recipe. About 200 calories for the whole thing!

More vegan cheeze sauce with the pumpkin add-in!

  • To make the "hotdogs" take 1.5 oz of lean ground turkey and form into a hotdog shape. Repeat. Cook the 2 hotdogs in the microwave until done.


Yields around 9 scones.

Based on this recipe from Daring Bakers

  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp unbleached flour (140 grams)
  • 2 tsp low sodium baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 4 to 6 Tbsp almond milk

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Cut in the applesauce and oil to form small crumbs.
  3. Add almond milk and stir. (Add only until there is some dry ingredients not combined. Use the remaining dry ingredients for kneading.)
  4. Dump the bowl's contents onto a counter and knead a few times. (Add additional flour if necessary).
  5. Separate into 3 parts and place on top of each other. Flatten and roll out.
  6. Cut into desired amount of pieces.
  7. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until done.

I also made low-fat (but real) pigs in a blanket for my family.

*For pigs in a blanket roll thinner and wrap a small piece of scone around a hotdog. Bake for same amount of time, flipping halfway through.

** I also experimented with wrapping a thin piece of scone around an apple chunk and baking. Delicious!

Would be so good topped with PB! Tastes like apple dumplings...


Supper tonight was tuna, a microwave sweet potato and pistachios.

Just realized this was missing the actual sweet potato...

Much better with a veggie!

I also experimented with oatmeal earlier this week. Strawberries, oatmeal and... is that a little bit of sugar? Why yes it is.

I was very proud of myself for trying this. While I didn't finish it, it's normally a step up because I don't like ruining something "healthy" like oatmeal and fruit with something "unhealthy" like sugar. Just call me paranoid.

On Superbowl Sunday I also made another chocolate cake in my search for the perfect cake recipe! My mom said it was much too rich, but it was just peachy keen for me and my love of dark chocolate. For the recipe, click here and follow the instructions plus my recommendations at the bottom.


Let Me Know if You Try Out Any of my Recipes Above!

Do you call it "Supper" or "Dinner?"

Any healthy cake recipes or good dairy free recipes? My only stipulation is no splenda, stevia or other sweeteners. Small amounts of sugar, honey, dates or fruit is fine, but I'm not allowed to use sweeteners!


  1. happy wiaw! i love the idea of make your own bento box!

  2. I call it supper or dinner, depending on who I'm talking to. Happy WIAW. I'll definitely be trying those pancakes sometime :)

    1. I call it both too! I just realized as I was writing this post that I use both interchangeably. Doesn't really matter I guess.

  3. I call it dinner! I love your scones recipe I've never made them so I'll have to give it a shot hehe and pancakes are always the best for breakfast!

    1. I always thought that scones were supposed to be sugary and full of sweet things like chocolate chips or fruit, but I guess that is just the "American" version of them. lol, these are MUCH healthier.

  4. I usually call it dinner. :)

    Your recipes look fabulous!!! :D