This week I had a cooking activity for both girls. I think this was the first time that I have let Lucy help. Cooking with Lucy is much messier and takes much longer, but I knew she would love it.
Lucy and I made Oatmeal Squares from this cookbook. They have a ton of butter and brown sugar – so I need to figure out a better way to make them, but it is super easy.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 T corn syrup
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup raisins (we did 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup dried blueberries, & 1/4 cup dried cranberries and apples)
Preheat oven to 325.
Grease 7 x 11 pan.
Melt butter, sugar & corn syrup in saucepan over low heat, stirring carefully until butter is melted.
Take off heat and add oatmeal and dried fruit – stir well.
Pour into pan and press it down. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool, then store in airtight container.
Norah and I made Cinnamon Apple Muffins. The recipe is a combination of several and I have adjusted it to make it a little healthier.
Here is our recipe:
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
2 T. milled flaxseed
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup finely chopped apples
Preheat oven to 375
Grease muffin tin
Makes 12 muffins
Sift flours and milled flaxseed into bowl. Add sugar, baking powder, & cinnamon and stir. Add remaining ingredients and stir until flour is moistened. Spoon into muffin tin.
Bake 18-23 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.