Strawberry Banana Ice Pops

Given the recent bout of tropical weather here in Michigan, it seemed appropriate to play around with a few frozen pop recipes. Here are the results of round one. They’re not a hit with the kids, who don’t seem to like anything with frozen strawberries. (What’s up with that? Who doesn’t like strawberry pops?!) [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Dark Chocolate Muffin Cakes

Muffin cakes? Yup. Muffin cakes. When you load a “muffin” with chocolate chips and frosting, you can’t really call it a muffin anymore. And since these have more sugar than any of my other muffin recipes—plus the frosting option—they definitely qualify as cake. That being said, they still have about half as much sugar [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Strawberry Almond Pancakes

I often use a blender to speed up prep time for muffins, quick breads and pancakes. After finding a recipe for strawberry waffles, I thought I’d alter it to whip up some tasty pancakes. I added whole wheat flour and almond meal to boost the nutritional value and used a blender to reduce the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Butternut Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are incredibly moist, dense and tender. Packed with flavor, fruit, vegetables, fiber and nutrients, they are an excellent way to start the day, and thanks to the availability of fresh or frozen butternut squash in most large supermarkets, you can enjoy them any time of year. If you can’t find squash—or don’t [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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