Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

I’ve been wanting to try this Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake for a while and decided I’d better get to it before the temperatures around here climb any further. Low in fat, brimming with berries and topped with granola, it’s a great lighter, healthier alternative to regular coffee cake. And easy to toss together too. […]

Double Chocolate Bran Muffins

chocolate bran muffins

I’ve been meaning to share these double chocolate bran muffins for a while. I first spied them on Cookie Madness, where Anna calls them Fiber One Chocolate Muffins. And then in Betty Crocker Whole Grains: Easy Everyday Recipes, where they’re dubbed Double Chocolate Muffins. Regardless of what you call them, these double chocolate bran muffins are delicious. I […]

Ina’s Chunky Low Fat Banana Bran Muffins

Ina's Chunky Banana Bran Muffin

This recipe for Ina’s chunky low fat banana bran muffins was originally posted last July. I had joined a small group of bloggers devoting the first Friday of each month to the recipes of Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa). I adapted these low fat banana bran muffins from a recipe in Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes […]

Simple Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe

Simple Blueberry Crumb Cake

Mom made this simple blueberry crumb cake for us recently. She got the recipe on Facebook from an old friend from Maine. I had a feeling this simple blueberry crumb cake would be delicious because her friend lives in the heart of Maine wild blueberry country, where she has a successful restaurant. Since we don’t […]

Fresh Raspberry Cake

Fresh Raspberry Cake

When it comes to baking, I like to keep things easy. Especially during the summer. And I have a real love of baked goods and desserts filled with fruit. So, this fresh raspberry cake immediately got my attention when I saw it a couple months ago on Baking Bites. Skinny on Fresh Raspberry Cake The easy […]

Ina’s Chunky Banana Bran Muffins (Small Batch)

Ina's Chunky Banana Bran Muffin

Can you believe it’s the first Friday of July already? Where did the first half of 2013 go? Time seems to be passing at an ever-increasing pace, which makes me appreciate my time in the kitchen when I slow down and get absorbed in the process of cooking and baking all the more. A few […]

Low Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

Light Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

An easy, healthy, low fat pumpkin coffee cake with streusel topping that bakes up light and delicious. I can’t seem to let go of my pumpkin infatuation this year and have been perusing my cookbooks for even more light and healthy ways to enjoy its flavors. “Coffeecake” popped into my head recently which led me […]

Weight Watchers Low Fat Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones

Weight Watchers Low Fat Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones

Fresh baked still warm-from-the-oven low-fat cranberry-pumpkin scones make a perfect Autumn Sunday morning breakfast treat, especially if you’re a scone lover, which I am. The recipe for  these low-fat cranberry studded pumpkin scones – from the Weight Watchers PointsPlus I LOVE LEFTOVERS cookbook – has been sitting on my counter for weeks waiting for me to get […]

Light and Healthy Low Fat Irish Wholemeal Scones

Lightened Up Irish Wholemeal Scones

These plain and simple scones resemble the Irish brown bread I first fell in love with many years ago on my first trip to Ireland. They’re made with the same Irish “wholemeal” flour commonly used over there. As soon as I saw the recipe in Vegetarian Classics: 300 Essential and Easy Recipes for Every Meal by Jeanne […]

{38 Power Foods} Skinny Kiwifruit Muffins

Skinny Kiwifruit Muffins

I’m not sure what made me think of muffins for this week’s 38 Power Foods Group topic – kiwifruit – but I’m so glad I did. And I knew just where to go to find a kiwifruit muffin recipe: 750 Best Muffin Recipes: Everything from breakfast classics to gluten-free, vegan and coffeehouse favorites, by one of […]

Darina Allen’s Easy Whole Wheat Soda Bread Recipe

Easy Whole Wheat Soda Bread

My infatuation with Irish soda bread continues with this easy whole wheat soda bread. Maybe because it’s so quick, easy and satisfying to make, with none of the fussiness of yeast bread? Maybe because I’m missing my dad, who’s roots were Irish? Maybe because it’s St. Patrick’s Day? This is Irish chef and Balleymaloe Cooking School […]

Irish Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread

I love Irish breads: brown breads, Irish Soda breads, and scones. There’s something so simple and delicious about them. Some might say downright “plain.” The last time I was in Ireland, I couldn’t get enough of the Irish Brown Soda Bread and found myself searching it out every chance I got. If you’ve never had […]