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JRRING Posts: 1,534
6/14/13 10:28 A

I made zucchini brownies for work and everyone loved them!

APPYGIRL84 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/13/13 10:28 P

Oh and also chocolate zucchini cake. You can add zucchini to pretty much any cake and it just makes it moister. You can add one cup, or go over board like I do and add 2-3... just decrease some of your liquids. I have actually made a chocolate cinnamon zucchini cake that came out soggy because I used about 4 cups.

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6/13/13 10:27 P

BROWNIES! Black bean brownies, wait what? Check out Chocolate Covered Katie, she has a healthy vegan food blog. She doesn't have a sweet tooth, so sometimes you may want to taste test and add a little extra splenda.

MRSTABER Posts: 927
6/12/13 4:01 P

You can add a can of pure pumpkin to most chocolate or spice cake mixes. Mix and bake as directed. Yummy! You can also add the pumpkin to brownies to make them very yummy as well. Cuts out all of the oil and eggs!

AURORA629 Posts: 2,393
6/9/13 8:33 A

I suggest you use your favorite recipes with the following changes:

Replace the flour with white whole wheat flour (not traditional)

Replace milk with fat free milk

Replace the eggs with all or mostly egg whites

For cakes - replace the butter, oil or fats with fat free plain yogurt

For cookies - replace the butter or margarine with a 50/50 blend of fat free cream cheese (block type) and light butter (75% less fat) - Note this also works for making frosting.

Anything that uses chips or nuts - cut the quantity in half.

PS: I think I recognize that flour-less chocolate torte recipe. I made it before and it is fantastic.

5/19/13 3:10 A

Here's an incredible one -- and wheat free, too.

2 cans chick peas (garbanzos, drained) (yesm really: beans!)
1 cup oats
1/4 cup applesauce
3 tablespoons oil, i used coconut
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (I sued a half cup brown sugar and a half cup stevia)
1 cup choclate chips

1. Whip all but chips in the food processor
2. Stir in chips.
3. Bake in greased pan at 350 for 40-45 minutes -- mine took significantly longer, depends on the beans du jour
4. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

we loved, loved this

ALILOWE1 Posts: 104
5/18/13 10:20 P


5/18/13 2:01 A

I'm also an avid baker and am always trying to find a reason to try one new recipe or another. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for me. A friend of mine always finds the coolest healthy recipes like...
Cookie Dough Bars:

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies:

Cranberry Nut Bars:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

Let your friends help you out on Pinterest! Happy baking!

5/16/13 8:52 A

I like to bake a lot too, I sub some ingredients with egg whites, egg substitute, yogurt, applesauce, lowfat milk, etc. I like regular recipes though I have not tried any of the desserts there yet.

5/16/13 7:47 A

This is my favorite recipes for chocolate muffins. They are so moist and flavorful.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
5/5/13 10:24 P

Here is a muffin recipe, peanut butter balls, and coconut cupcakes. I haven't tried the cupcakes yet, saving up for when I reach my goal on that one. The muffins I eat everyday after my workout and I drink 1/2 cup non-fat milk with 1/2 scoop protein powder with them. The peanut butter balls are to die for and I roll them in coconut, but be careful to not eat them all. Just use as a treat.

Muffins I made with bananas, nuts, and dates today. I added 1 tsp vanilla and omitted the spices. The pumpkin ones are good too. I add nuts and dates to them too. I use regular sugar since I don't use any sugar substitues and I used about 1/2 cup white on the banana muffins and 1/2 cup mix of white and brown on the pumpkin ones.

Here is the peanut butter balls recipe. Once the link is up scroll down for the peanut butter balls recipe.

Coconut cupcakes

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,344)
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5/5/13 8:00 A

akes 12 servings

Any specific item you are trying to healthify? Maybe you could post some of your faves.

Recipe Ingredients for Low-Fat, Flourless, Chocolate Truffle Cake
3/4 cup chocolate chips, finely chopped
1 large egg white
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup fructose or table sugar (sucrose)
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 cup egg whites or liquid egg substitute
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Recipe Directions for Low-Fat, Flourless, Chocolate Truffle Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9-inch springform pan with vegetable oil spray. Place chopped chocolate chips in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg white with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat cocoa, fructose, and milk until simmering, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips. Whisk in 1 cup egg whites, then fold in beaten egg white.

Pour batter into prepared pan and set in another pan at least 2 inches wider and deeper. Add enough water to bottom pan to come two-thirds up the side of the cake pan. (This is so edges won't burn.) Bake 30 minutes. Chill in refrigerator 8 hours before serving.

HONOURIA Posts: 1,324
5/4/13 9:41 P

P.S. The recipe collection here is pretty good too. Go to the recipe search and look up desserts!

HONOURIA Posts: 1,324
5/4/13 9:40 P

Check out
They are recommended by Dr. Oz, and the recipes are reliable.

HMO1987 SparkPoints: (1,796)
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5/3/13 3:17 P

I LOVE to bake... but have a problem finding new ways to make cakes, cookies and cupcakes a healthier option. Any ideas or suggestions as to make them better for you would be great!

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