Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sweet Potato Muffins

Since I boiled up some sweet potatoes last night to make the sweet potato waffles I had some puree leftover. So I decided to see what I could use it for. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and very good for you. I found this recipe for sweet potato bread on and decided to make it into muffins. . .

1 cup Sugar (recipe called for 1-1/2 cups but I cut it back and they taste just fine)
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1-3/4 Cup Flour
1 teas. baking soda
1/4 teas. Salt
1/2 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. nutmeg
1/3 cup water
1 Cup sweet potato puree

Combine sugar and veggie oil, mix well. Add eggs and mix well again. In another bowl combine the baking soda, salt, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to the sugar mixture alternately with the water. Add Sweet potatoes. Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
These freeze well also!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles
The original recipe is from here on I however changed a few things and here is my version. . .
1 cup sweet potato puree
3 egg yolks
1 cup milk (I used almond milk but you can use any kind)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Whole wheat flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a bowl combine the milk, egg yolks and sweet potato puree. Add to the mixture the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and spices. Mix until combined. In another bowl beat the egg whites until fluffy. Slowly and gently mix in the egg whites and melted butter into the batter, alternating. Cook in waffle Iron.
These waffles do not get really crispy, they stay kind of soft but they are still good! I doubled that batch and am freezing some for after the baby is born.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Biscuit Donuts

(Excuse the poor quality of the photo, I forgot to snap a photo and this is the only one my husband took with his phone)
1 tube Jumbo homestyle butter biscuits (8 biscuits) DO NOT use flaky style on this recipe.
1/2 stick butter
Cinnamon & sugar mixture

Open the Biscuit tube and flatten each biscuit. Using either a small round cookie cutter or a start cookie cutter or something small cut out the center of each biscuits .(i didnt have any of those so i used a Medicine cup that comes on liquid tylenol or cold medicine) Save the middles as donut holes. In a skillet heat oil. Drop biscuits in the hot oil and fry until browned. Flipping once. Lay on paper towel to cool. Once cool enough to touch dip each side of the donut in the melted butter then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over them. (You can make your own cinnamon sugar mixture based on what you like best. Some like more sugar then cinnamon, some like more cinnamon then sugar. . .Whatever you like best. ) Enjoy!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cinnabun Pancakes

I had a cinnabun pancake thing at Ihop a while ago and always wanted to recreate it. Saturday morning my hubby wanted pancakes so I thought lets see what happens. . . These were really good. The Ihop version was really sweet so I cut back on the icing drizzle.

Make you favorite pancake mix or you can use my recipe-
1-1/4 Cup Flour
3 teas. Baking powder
1 T. Sugar
dash salt
1 Egg, beaten
2 T. Vegetable oil
1 Cup milk

Mix all together. Heat a skillet or griddle and spray with pam. Meanwhile, in another bowl mix together the cinnamon mixture.

1/2 stick Butter- melted
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon (can add more or less depending how you like it)
3 Tablespoons Brown sugar (again you can add more or less if you want)
Mix together well.

On the griddle pour out your pancake mix to form pancakes. I usually do 1/4 cup of pancake mix each pancake. Immediently take the cinnamon mixture and swirl it over each pancake to look like a target. DO NOT MIX. Let it swirly. Continue cooking pancakes like normal.

To serve- Mix together this Icing-
1/2 cup milk
2 T. melted butter
1/2 Cup or more Powdered sugar
dash vanilla
Mix all together til smooth and slightly runny. You can add more powdered sugar if its too runny for you. Heat in the microwave until warm.
Drizzle over pancakes. I also drizzles syrup on mine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown casserole

This is really good and taste just like cracker barrels! It was easy to mix together! Im thinking about trying to mix some up and freeze it before baking so we have some for when the baby comes. Maybe add some ham bits to it??

Hash Brown Casserole
like Cracker Barrel’s

1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz shredded cheese
½ cup melted butter
1 small onion
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 lb bag frozen shredded hash browns

Combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper in mixing bowl. Add potatoes and mix. Pour mixture into 9 x 13 x 2 greased baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350o. Cr