Easy Homemade Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  2. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

~Recipe from allrecipes.com

Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients, then add the wet ingrednients. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Spread in a greased 9×13″ pan.
  3. Bake with milk chocolate frosting (recipe below).

Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 1 cup powder sugar (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting directions:

  1. Mix all frosting ingredients together, adding more or less milk and powder sugar to get a creamy consistency.
  2. Top brownies when they have cooled, so the frosting doesn’t just thin out and melt off.

~recipe adapted from thecraftingchicks.com

Spinach “Green” Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (about one single serving cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Processes wet ingredients in a blender: applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, sugar and oil.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the wet spinach mixture to the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. You can use a spoon or spatula. The mixture will be very dense! On occasion, if it seems too dense, I’ll add a splash of milk to loosen it up, but the mixture should resemble a thick cookie dough. It won’t pour easily.
  6. Scoop the batter into greased muffin tins. This recipe will make 8-9 large muffins or 24 mini-muffins.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes for mini-muffins or 17 minutes for regular-sized muffins.
  8. Let them cool on a rack and enjoy! 

~Recipe adapted from mamasaywhat.com

Peppermint Bark Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag (10 oz) Hershey Candy Cane Kisses (unwrapped)
  • 1 bag white chocolate peppermint m&m’s
  • square pretzels
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 250 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
  • Lay out 63 pretzels on the cookie sheet and place an unwrapped candy cane Hershey kiss on each pretzel. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Immediately press a peppermint m&m on top of each Hershey kiss. If wanted, sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles on each one.
  • Let the cookie sheet sit out on the counter for 2 hours so the Hershey kiss has time to harden up.

*Place in freezer or outside (if it’s cold) to harden the chocolates faster 🙂

~ Receipe adapted from togetherasfamily.com