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Definitely not healthy but definitely yummy!!!!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Yield: 8 servings (8 pancakes)

Prep Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

PANCAKES:
2 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup milk
2 Tablespoon canola oil
2 large egg, lightly beaten

CINNAMON FILLING:
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
2 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
2 T milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. You don’t want this to remain super-liquidy. It’s best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.

3. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside.

4. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

5. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.

Tips:

*Keep the heat low or your pancakes might cook up too quickly. Don’t flip them until you see those bubbles starting to pop on top. Flip them with a wide spatula so you can grasp the whole thing without batter and filling dripping all over the place!
*It’s best if you pour the batter onto your skillet, wait a minute or so and then swirl the cinnamon onto the batter. That’ll give it a chance to set a little before you add the swirl.
Source: RecipeGirl.com

Cranberry Orange Granola

So after telling you all that I was going to change my blog and not talk so much about food posts, I find it interesting that one of my first posts is about food. Can’t help it I guess. I’m always cooking. I found this yummy granola recipe in a magazine and I’d like to share it with you. Dad said he thinks its his favorite of the ones I make. 🙂 I will share the original recipe even though I didn’t follow it exactly. (When do I ever???) I didn’t have dry milk powder or rice flour.

Cranberry-Orange Granola

1 canister rolled oats (Probably about 9 cups)

1 c. rice flour

2 c. dry milk powder

2 c. dry cranberries

1 1/2 c sliced almonds

1 c. butter (I used coconut oil)

1 c. honey

1 orange

Mix oats, flour, milk powder, cranberries, and nuts in a large bowl. In a saucepan, melt butter and sugar. Grate the peel of an orange, and squeeze the juice into the butter mixture. Discard pulp. Add orange peel, and simmer until honey is liquid. Pour over cereal mixture, and stir to coat. Toast on cookie sheets for an hour or longer at 275

If you can pray for the young lady who wrote this recipe. I found out she lost her 4 month old son. He died suddenly and they couldn’t figure out why since he was healthy and had no medical conditions. She blogs about her family here http://www.firefightersfamily-dhjc.blogspot.com/

Breakfast Food

Peaches & Cream Cereal pg. 111 I enjoyed this recipe for breakfast this morning. They had some typing errors and I changed the recipe a bit. Below is how I made it:

3/4 c. rolled oats soaked in water 12-24 hours with some whey (to break down phytates) In the morning rinse and drain.
1 peach, sliced
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1/4 t. vanilla
1 t. maple syrup
1/4 c. milk or cream
1/4 c. apple juice
salt to taste
 
Combine all ingredients and mix. Serve Raw.
 

Day 10 Making Something out of Nothing

So I did not get to the grocery store (and I know there is no way I’ll have time today or tomorrow or probably the next 😦 ) but I still managed to make two recipes today. I have no clue what I’m going to do about tomorrow! But all I really need to worry about is today, right? Today has enough worries of its own and tomorrow will take care of itself. <or so we hope>

  Granola pg. 113 Great way to start my day! I loved all of the almonds, coconut, and sunflower seeds. Normally I just make granola with just oats and flavorings but I really liked all of the additions.

I also made Vegetable Grain Crisps pg. 305 Very good! I had never made my own “crackers” before. I did run into problems because I only have a mini food processor and no blender or regular sized food processor. It took quite a while to get the grain to a creamy consistency. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I don’t think I can get away doing this entire cookbook without a blender or food processor. And my mini food processor really isn’t liking this or was meant to do what I’m asking it to. We used to have both a blender and food processor but let’s just say I’m a little hard on equipment. I guess I basically expect them to do miracles.  Anyway on to the recipe…

1/4 c. rye berries
1 1/2 c. wheat berries
2 c. water
1 T dehydrated onion flakes
1 T dill weed
1 t. caraway seeds
3/4 t Celtic sea salt
 
Soak grain in water overnight. Next morning blend in blender until a creamy consistency is reached. You may need to add more water (should be about 1 c. of grain to 1 c. of liquid.) Add spices and blend long enough to mix well. Pour a thin layer onto solid plastic dehydrator trays. (Do not use trays lined with plastic wrap, wax paper, or aluminum foil.) Dehydrate 10-12 hours at 105 degrees. The longer they dry the more crispy they become. When dry, break apart and put into tightly covered container.
 

 

Day 4 and a Video

This morning for breakfast I made  Ambrosia Salad pg. 148. It was quite yummy. I wasn’t sure if I would like it because of the coconut but I really did. I would definitely like to make it again sometime soon. 

3 bananas
2 oranges
1/2 c. chopped dates
3/4 c. seedless grapes, halved
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 c. freshly grated coconut or unsweetened coconut
 
Peel and slice bananas, peel and dice oranges, chop dates, half and add grapes, sprinkle with lemon juice and chill. To serve sprinkle with coconut.
 
 

I also tried Sunshine Carrot Salad pg. 154 That was okay. It was mainly carrots. To make the dressing they gave the option of using either water or apple juice with the other ingredients. I chose water but wished I would have chosen apple juice.

Thought you might be interested in seeing a testimony from someone who was on the Hallelujah diet.

Breakfast Day 3

For Breakfast this morning I had:

Creamy Banana Milk pg. 111—It wasn’t that great. 😦 I actually think it looks more appetizing in this picture than it did this morning! I would do more bananas and less sunflower seeds and water. The dates were probably the right amount. Definitely could be worth it to tweak the recipe.

Raw Whole Grain Cereal pg. 112 This would make a great alternative to hot porridge in the summer!

2 T whole grain of choice (I chose oat groats—Yummy!)
3 pieces dried fruit (I chose dates)
5 T distilled water or enough to cover cereal
Fresh fruit of choice (I chose 1/2 banana)
 
The evening before, grind grain to a coarse powder consistency. Add liquid, cover and allow to sit overnight. (I would add dates at this point too)
Next morning slice fruit into cereal.

Serve and Enjoy!