Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recipe: Simple Buttermilk Biscuits

I bought some buttermilk for probably the first time in my life the other day in order to make some amazing Chocolate Chip Scones. Since it is about to expire, I decided to bake some more so that it doesn't go to waste.

I usually just make my Easy Vegan Biscuits, but I decided to change it up a bit with the buttermilk, etc.


I used Alton Brown's Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe and tweaked it a bit by adding whole wheat flour and I didn't have any shortening. I also added less salt.


Ingredients:
-1 Cup AP Flour
-1 Cup WW Flour
-4 tsp Baking Powder
-1/4 tsp Baking Soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-4 Tbsp Blue Bonnet
-1 Cup Buttermilk
-Extra flour to use during kneading

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 450F
-Mix together AP & WW flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda,  and salt.
-Add Blue Bonnet and slice into small clumps with two butter knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal
-Next, pour the buttermilk into the center of the flour mixture
-Mix until a sticky dough forms
-Pour a little extra flour onto wax paper (or any surface you like), with extra flour on your hands, take the dough and fold it over 5 or 6 times.
-Take dough and flatten it until it is about an inch thick
-Use either a can, a round cookie/biscuit cutter, or I used a 1/4 measuring cup to cut the biscuit shapes into the dough; repeat until all dough is used.
-Place biscuits onto a greased pan
-Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown
-Serve!





Monday, June 25, 2012

Recipe: Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Well, it's been about a month since I have posted. I know this is becoming a 'theme' for me the past few months, but I guess I've just been enjoying not having as much to do.

I am completing my 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training this summer and I have really been enjoying it. I am learning so much about yoga, its history, and about myself. If you love yoga, I would  definitely recommend looking into a training at some point.

Moving on to the real reason you are here:


I based this recipe off of my Low Fat Banana Nut Muffins and I just tweaked it a bit and made a loaf (You could definitely make these into muffins as well!)

Ingredients:
-2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
-1 cup AP Flour
-1 1/3 cup WW Flour
-1 Cup UNsweetened Applesauce
-1 Cup UNsweetened Almond Milk
-~1/2 cup Brown Sugar Splenda Mix (I literally mixed Splenda and some organic brown sugar)
-1 tsp Baking Soda
-1 tsp Cinnamon
-~1/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips (Or Carob Chips for Vegans)
-~1/4 cup Sliced Almonds

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350F
-Mash bananas in a bowl
-Add applesauce, almond milk, and brown sugar splenda mix
-Add AP and WW flour
-Add Baking Soda and Cinnamon
-Add chocolate chips and sliced almonds
-Mix until a dough forms and all flour is moist
-Spray bread pan with Pam
-Pour dough into bread pan and top with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips
-Bake for around 50 minutes, or until done
(stick a butter knife in the middle and when it comes out without dough on it, it should be done)
-Serve :)