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 […]

Easy Cranberry Nut Bread in the Slow Cooker

Easy Cranberry Nut Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 69) I made this easy Cranberry Nut Bread in the Slow Cooker to use up what remained of the slow cooker raspberry apple cranberry sauce I made for Thanksgiving (but haven’t yet posted). Different from your typical cranberry nut bread made with fresh cranberries, but just as delicious, […]

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Bread with Molasses

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 55) I made this slow cooker whole wheat bread to go with slow cooker baked beans. Hearty and flavorful, it was the perfect way to sop up those rich and delicious baked bean juices and round out our meal. I continue to be amazed at how much success […]

Healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 47) This healthy slow cooker pumpkin bread is a winner in my book. Made with whole wheat flour, it baked up moist, sweet and delicious. I adapted it from what is quickly becoming my most used Slow Cooker Cookbook of the moment: Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New […]

Moist Healthy Slow Cooker Cornbread

Moist Healthy Slow Cooker Cornbread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 38) Easy, moist, healthy, and delicious, this Slow Cooker Cornbread, is my new go-to cornbread. Made with cornmeal, whole wheat flour and plain yogurt, I don’t think I’ll make cornbread in the oven again. It bakes up denser and moister than cornbread made in the oven. Adapted from […]

Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins

Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins

These sugar crusted raspberry oatmeal muffins are a healthy delicious way to start your day. They are moist, slightly chewy from the oats, and chock full of tart raspberries I think they would work well with blueberries or chopped strawberries too. I had two lovely packages of raspberries in the fridge. So I decided to use […]

Laurie Colwin’s Whole Wheat Bread

Laurie Colwin's Whole Wheat Bread

Homemade wholewheat bread is so much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store, but it can be intimidating to make. That’s where this simple recipe for homemade whole wheat bread from Laurie Colwin comes to the rescue. In her essay, “Bread Baking Without Agony,” which appears in her wonderful book, Home Cooking: A […]

Orange Pineapple Muffin Cake

Slice of Orange Pineapple Muffin Cake

Called Orange Pineapple Muffin Cake, this easy, wholesome Pillsbury Bake-off contender from 1990 reminds me more of a scone than a muffin. As I was browsing through a copy of Pillsbury: Best of the Bake-off Cookbook: 350 Recipes from America’s Favorite Cooking Contest cookbook that I picked up during a recent Goodwill outing with Mom, […]

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Banana Cranberry Muffins

I got the inspiration for these Banana Cranberry Muffins from a similar recipe for Cranberry Banana Bread featured in a recent Weight Watchers weekly. With a bag of cranberries in the fridge and 3 overripe bananas on the counter, it seemed like the perfect time to do a little baking. But I decided I wanted banana […]

Low Fat Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Heres’s a simple wholesome low fat whole wheat quick bread that bakes up moist, dense, and not too sweet. Though delicious at breakfast, I love it served with soup and/or salad at lunch or supper. I adapted the recipe for this whole wheat quick bread slightly from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary, where it’s described in […]

Banana Bran Chocolate Chip Bread

Bran Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana bran chocolate chip bread. A wholesome tasty banana bread filled with lots of good-for-you ingredients including bran, whole wheat flour, bananas, yogurt, chocolate chips and coconut. Banana bread is one of my favorite things so I’m always experimenting with different recipes and flavor combinations. This one is slightly adapted from a muffin recipe in 750 […]

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} Weight Watchers Skinny Apricot Poppy Seed Quick Bread

Weight Watchers Apricot Poppyseed Bread

This week our 38 Power Foods Group begins its exploration of fruit with apricots. (Every week a small group of bloggers is working its through Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, by Martha Stewart and the editors of  Whole Living Magazine.) If you are an apricot fan, be sure to check out what these […]

Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Low Fat Banana Bread with dates and Apricots

Low fat banana bread jazzed up with dates and apricots. Have you ever added chopped dates and apricots to banana bread? I hadn’t until now. I got the idea for adding chopped dates and apricots to banana bread while thumbing through an older version of the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. I love both dates and […]