Zucchini Muffin’s

Do you have a child who dislikes veggies? Try this new recipe, we have hidden veggies that they will never taste!

Ingredients:
1¼ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup First Quality cocoa
1¼ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 whole banana, mashed
½ cup raw sugar
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp First Quality Vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
½ cup raw sugar (optional)
½ Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
½ Cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F◦.
2. Grease muffin pan and set aside. If using paper liners, lightly spray inside of liners with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
3. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. In another bowl, cream mashed banana with applesauce and sugar (use extra 1/2 cup for a very sweet, dessert-like muffin).
4. Add in soymilk, vanilla, zucchini and any other optional add-ins you might like such as vegan chocolate chips or chopped raw walnuts. Stir until evenly combined. Add flour mix to wet mix in 3-4 batches and stir until combined.
5. Spoon batter into greased muffin pan and bake 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

These muffins store well both in the fridge and freezer & the raw sugar in this recipe may be reduced to 1/2 cup. 

Serves:  12      Cook Time:  15 Minutes

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Lemon Crisp Pie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup First Quality Lemon Gelatin
4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 – 3oz. Pkg Lemon Instant Pudding
5 fresh strawberries cut in half

 Directions:

 1. Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until melted. Add dry gelatin mix and marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is blended, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well.

2. Press cereal mixture onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.

3. Prepare pudding mix per Pkg directions. Pour into crust. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with strawberries.

 

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie

Ingredients:

 1– 18.25 oz.Pkg  (2 layer size) spice cake mix
1- 8 oz. Pkg. First Quality Vanilla Instant Pudding, divided (into 2 separate bowls)
3 large carrots, shredded
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1- 8oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups milk

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

 2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package, except reduce water to 1/3 cup. Stir in ½ of the pkg  of dry pudding mix and carrots. Drop 1 rounded Tbsp. batter, 2 inches apart, into 44 mounds on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle half with nuts

3. Bake 14 to 16 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out almost clean. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

4. Beat cream cheese and milk in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add remaining dry pudding mix package; mix well.

5. Spread rounded 1 Tbsp. filling onto bottom side of each plain cookie; cover with nut-topped cookie.