Baked Goods

Best Blueberry Muffin

Ingredient List: 

1 large egg
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup milk, 2%
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries; fresh, frozen or canned (drained)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spray bottoms of 2 1/2-inch muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Beat egg until foamy in a small mixing bowl. Beat in oil and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Stir in blueberries. Make a well in the center and pour in liquid ingredients. Mix together with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened; no more than 25 to 30 strokes. Batter will be lumpy.
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Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Crust

Ingredient List: 

2 1/2 cups bread or all-purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 cup very warm water (120 to130 degrees)
1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Directions:  Preheat oven to 400°F.

In medium bowl combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, salt and basil; mix thoroughly. Add water, oil and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir until almost smooth. Gradually add enough flour to form a firm dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead dough about 3 to 5 minutes, adding flour as needed, until not sticky. Place dough in a sealable bowl or plastic bag sprayed with cooking spray. Let rest 45 minutes. (This can be refrigerated up to 24 hours.)
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Basic Focaccia

Ingredient List: 

1 1/2 cups warm water (105° to 115°F)
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Combine water, yeast and sugar in large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 3 cups flour, salt and 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix by hand or with a dough hook until the dough forms into a rough ball.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, using additional flour to knead. If using the mixer with a dough hook, add all but the last ½ cup of flour until certain it isn’t needed. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Ingredient List: 

2 cups white whole wheat flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
2 large eggs
1 ½ cup mashed bananas (about 5 medium bananas).  Extra-ripe bananas or previously frozen bananas can be used for a more intense banana flavor.
1/3 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Non-stick cooking spray

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl. 

Put sugar, butter and olive oil into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixture until well blended.  Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add mashed bananas and yogurt then beat until well blended.  Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until blended.

Pour batter into a 9 x 4 x 4-inch loaf pan, which has been generously greased (oil or non-stick cooking spray can be used) and floured to prevent sticking.Read more

Almond Breakfast Bread

Ingredient List: 

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon gluten flour
1/4 cup almond paste E (cut into small pieces)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon almond extract
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add all the ingredients in the order listed into the bread pan. Follow the instructions for your machine. Let cool and then glaze, if desired.

In medium bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons milk and ½ teaspoon almond extract. Top with sliced almonds.

Be sure to use almond paste, not marzipan.

Servings:   1, 2lb. loaf – about 12 slices (bread machine recipe)

Calories/Serving:  231Read more

Native American Tortillas in a Bag

Ingredient List: 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup hot water

Description: A popular wheat food that kids love to make and eat!!

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large self-locking plastic bag, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Close bag and shake to mix. Add shortening and work into flour until fine particles form. Add the hot water and knead the dough in the bag until it forms a ball.


Remove dough from bag and place on a lightly floured work surface; knead 15 strokes. Divide into six equal pieces; shape into balls. Cover; let rest 15 minutes.Read more

Cranberry Date Bars

Ingredient List: 


1 - 6 ounce package sweetened dried cranberries
1 - 8 ounce package chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine

1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Description: ** Fruit Variations:
Dried, chopped apricots, cherries or apples can be substituted for the dried cranberries and dates.

1 - 12 ounce package of fresh cranberries can be substituted for the dried cranberries and dates. Simmer cranberries and 2 tablespoons water in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until cranberries have popped.


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a saucepan over low heat, simmer cranberries, dates and water, stirring constantly. Simmer until all water is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla; set aside.Read more

Apricot Streusel Scones

Ingredient List: 


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons sugar|
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup firm margarine or butter
2 large eggs, beaten, reserve 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 tablespoon milk, 2%

Streusel Mix:
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon flour

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut margarine into dry ingredients, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in eggs, sour cream, apricots and milk.Read more

Whole Wheat Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredient List: 

1 1/4 cups warm water (110° - 115°F)
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
6 tablespoons butter, melted
6 tablespoons honey
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons wheat gluten
4 to 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tablespoon orange peel, grated
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Read more

Whole Wheat Dream Shoe Cookies

Ingredient List: 

4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup honey
1 egg
1/4 cup hot water
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Description: Dream Shoe pattern available


Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Stir together whole wheat flour, salt, and baking powder; cut in butter until there are pea-sized lumps mixed in the flour. Add honey, egg, water, vanilla; mix just until dough will make a ball. Read more

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