Apple Butter Muffins

Apple Butter Muffins

 

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

½ cup milk

2 eggs

1¾ tsp baking powder

1½ cups flour

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup Old Fashioned Apple Butter

2 tbs cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

¾ cup raisin and chopped dates, soaked in water

Streusel Topping:

½ cup butter softened

1½ cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup flour

2 tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well combined.  Mix in milk and eggs.    Stir in baking powder and flour.

Add vanilla, apple butter, cinnamon and cloves.  Mix until smooth.  Drain raisins and dates and fold into batter.

Grease 18 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.  Fill each cup half full with batter.  Set aside.

Place all streusel ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.  Using a spoon or your hands, mix all ingredients until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over the tops of muffins.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 209℉.  Remove from the oven but allow muffins to remain in the pan until streusel has set up about 15 minutes.  Remove muffins to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before storing.

 

Serving size:  1 muffin, 325 calories per muffin

 

Hack:  Muffins can be stored, tightly cover, at room temperature for 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Baked Cauliflower Casserole

 

Baked Cauliflower Casserole
Baked Cauliflower Casserole

Baked Cauliflower Casserole

 

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (6-8 cups)

1 red onion, thinly sliced, divided

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

¼ cup olive oil

7 eggs

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp dried rosemary

2 ½ tsp dried basil

⅓ tsp turmeric

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 cup flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated

¾ cup sharp cheddar, grated

 

Preheat the oven to 400℉.

Set aside 4 onion rounds and put the rest in a 13” x 9” baking pan.  Add cauliflower and tomatoes.  Toss with olive oil.  Roast in the oven until cauliflower is very tender, 30-40 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Whisk together eggs, sesame oil, cumin, rosemary, basil, turmeric, salt and pepper.

Blend flour and baking powder and whisk into egg mixture.  Whisk in cheese. Gently fold in vegetables trying not to break up cauliflower.

Place mixture in a greased 13” x 9” pan lined with parchment paper.  Arrange reserved onion rings over the top.

Bake in 400℉ oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.  Allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.

This dish can be served warm or at room temperature.

6 servings, 395 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftover portions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for future use.

 

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

 

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
(Courtesy: Penny Jacques)

 

1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced (⅛”)

1 tsp olive oil

1 red onion, minced

3 cups fresh spinach (3 oz) or ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained

6 eggs

¼ cup milk

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ cup feta cheese

 

Preheat the oven to 350℉. Coat 9” pie pan with cooking spray. Layer sweet potatoes across the bottom and up sides of the pie pan, overlapping heavily. Coat with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and beginning to brown.

Remove from the oven and turn the temperature up to 375℉.

Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes. Coat crust and any exposed pan with cooking spray.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Whisk eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Arrange cooled onion/spinach mixture over sweet potato crust. Pour egg mixture over filling and sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Allow to set for 5 minutes before cutting.

 

4 servings, 230 calories per serving

Hack: Cut leftovers into serving size pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until solid. Move to freezer bags or containers and store in the freezer for future use.