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Food: low sugar pound cake and muffins



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


#2: Sugar free raisin muffins



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: mom cooks and I bake

Since mom arrived 1.5 month ago, I haven’t cooked AT ALL! When it was only mom and I, we ate simple food. A lot of veggies and some seafood. But now that my dad arrived, more food is needed. Let me tell you, my dad has a monster appetite!!! 😯 He seems to have a bottomless stomach. He doesn’t excercice other than walking 1-2 hours everyday, but his appetite is ADMIRABLE! He’s 64 yrs old and he eats like a teenager! Everything seems so tasty to him and he likes trying EVERYTHING! I’m the bad “daughter” telling him constantly to “Not eat too much”, “it’s high in saturate fat”, “it’s high in colesterol”, etc. Sometimes he’d listen, sometimes not. 😦

Samples of daily food:

cucumber sauteed with shrimp head


broccoli with mushrooms


tofu with shrimp


garlic green peas


bok choy with mushrooms


辣酱 my dad’s favorite dish. Cubed pork, potatoes, carrots, oyster mushroom, smoked tofu cooked with a red spicy sauce.


fried fish cooked with chinese pickles


bok choy


water chesnut sauteed with chinese pickles


chinese chives sauteed with pork, smoked tofu and dry chili


sauteed green beans


My mom is in charged of the cooking and I do the rest: BAKING! 😆

The day we came back from Orlando, I baked her pound cake with green raisins.



and when my Dad arrived the following day, I made him bread with dry pork floss


I’m clipping a lot of other baking goodies to make. They’re leaving tomorrow for a tour (Niagaras Fall, Boston and NYC) for 6 days. A little break from my dear parents 😉 Wait… does it mean I have to cook? Maybe! Mom prepared 70 wontons for me in case that I continue to be lazy 🙂

Q: What’s your parents’ eating style? My mom eats everything in moderation. My dad is a lost case. 😦 He enjoys EVERYTHING TOO MUCH!


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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


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.


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



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


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)


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


Bake for 30 min at 350F




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


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


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



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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