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Food: low sugar pound cake and muffins

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Last weekend I baked two goodies for my parents. They both like sweet breakfast (I don’t) so I bake them as much as I can when they’re here.

For me healthy cakes are those that have high fiber, low sugar and healthy fats. With that in mind, I make two goodies for them

#1: Low sugar fruity pound cake

  • 150g all purpose flour
  • 75g WW flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g milk
  • 75g coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raisin
  • 1/4 cup pecan
Mix dry ingredients and liquid ingredients separately first and then mix them together, bake 30-35 min at 350F

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#2: Sugar free raisin muffins

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using the same recipe above but replace sugar by baking stevia, and add more raisin (1/3 cup) and omit pecan. The result is as good as the previous one. You can’t taste anything weird! 🙂

Q: Do you like sweet or savory breakfast? 

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Food: baking with coconut

I’ve been doing a lot of baking with coconut flour. I like the texture it creates, it’s much more like a cake than a muffin whenever I bake with it.

Coconut applesauce muffin

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For 6 mini muffins 

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Bake 15 min at 375F.

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And I made a quick icing for it (1 tbsp of cream cheese with 2 tbsp almond milk)

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It tastes even better after freezing it for few hours. I love that coconut flour is naturally sweetened! 🙂

To prepare for my mom’s arrival, I made her a pound cake with dry fruits

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For 2 mini pound cakes:

  • 150g all purpose flour
  • 50g butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 120g milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry fruit (I used dry apple and dry pear)

Steps:

1. Beat sugar with the butter until white

2. Add egg and milk and blend

3. Mix flour with baking powder and salt

4. Add 3 to 2 slowly, mixing well

5. Add dry fruits

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Bake for 30 min at 350F

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Mom’s breakfast combo which she loves!!! She loves cakes and sweets and I love baking them!!! 😆

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After I finish that batch of mini coconut applesauce muffins, I made another batch with different ingredients.

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Coconut Apple oatbran muffin

For 6 muffins:

  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp NuNaturals baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup egg white
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 small apples, shredded

Bake at 400F for 20 min

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I haven’t tried these, but they look pretty good, right? 😉

Oh… I finally made coconut flour pancakes with the cream cheese icing!

I definitely should make them more often!

Q: What’s the last thing you baked?

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IT’S HERE!!!

The ring is HERE!!!! 😆 Remember that I sent it back to resize it? After two weeks, it’s finally here in my hand!!!

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Okay. It’s still not the perfect size. It’s a little bit loose on my left ring finger, so I tried it in my right finger

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it’s okay, but still not perfect because the middle bond in my finger is not big enough, so it might slide out. But it fits perfect in my middle finger.

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I know I know… it shouldn’t be used in middle finger…. but I guess I care about its security more than what’s tradition says. 😉

It’s sooooo sparkling and beautiful! i love it!!! 😀

I finished the happiness project and started a new book and look this quote!

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how suitable for the occasion and it’s from this book

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Because I knew the Fedex man was going to arrive around 9AM, even I was up since 3AM 😯 I couldn’t start working until then. Too much excitement! 😉 While I waited… I had a great breakfast to boost my low key mood because of lack of sleep. I mentioned that I did some baking and here’s the final product.

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Applesauce flax muffins:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat grounded
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup raisin
  • 1/2-1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Mix and bake for 35 min at 350F.

Served with apricot preserve and soy&corn milk

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I finally broke the packed dumpling that I brought from Germany. That’s my favorite Bavarian food! 😀

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just boil for 20 min

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and it was ready! 🙂

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it’s not as good as the fresh ones, but good enough for a lazy day 😉

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Work wasn’t productive AT ALL!!! My mind couldn’t figure out ANYTHING!!! (obviously, how can I ask it to work properly if it hasn’t rested for a while). So I called quit very early. For dinner I made POACHED EGGS for the first time!!! 😀 And I’m soooo proud of myself, they came out PERFECT!!!

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over a bed of stir-fry veggies and topped with parmesan. Maggie, it’s really good!!! 😀

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isn’t it perfect? And it wasn’t hard at all. I was afraid to make an egg soup instead but … well…. I guess I’m a talented chef 😉

and baked kabocha.

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I can’t ask for a better meal~~~~

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and lastly, let me know show my latest chocolate obsession. Dark chocolate with sea salt and cherry @Germany.

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It wasn’t a productive day in term of work, but I guess it was a good one in term of food. 😉

Q1: If you’re married, do you wear the ring every day?

Q2: Any tip to sleep better? I’m collecting a bunch of tips right now!

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