When I was at co-op, I got to play the role every day of fairy Godmother, evil witch or crafy magician (depending on who you talked to). Nobody knew what to expect the kitchen to unleash - including me - and so long as I could get a gaggle of kids to settle down for a little while and make it through a lesson plan anything went! Luckily I had one of the easier tasks when it came to keeping the kids entertained, since they knew that regardless of the stuff they had to sit through and do while in my care (including - horrors - dishes!) eventually they would be rewarded with something tasty to supplement whatever the daily snack of the day was. Of course, they knew I was a Nutrition major, even if they didn't really know what that meant, so everything was suspect until they could be convinced that adding a bit of whole wheat or oatmeal to a recipe, cutting down on the sugar and fat or putting a little effort and pride into their food was really not the end of the world. Tasting is believing, I say!
3 tbsp sugar
½ tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 ¾ cups milk
2 tbsp melted butter or margarine
1 tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Water, for brushing dough
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease 2 baking sheets.
- Put the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl and mix well.
- Add the milk, melted butter and salt.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix it to make a soft dough that comes away from the sides of the bowl.
- Flour a countertop well and turn the dough out onto it. Knead for about 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into 10 pieces, set aside.
- In a small bowl mix together the 2 tbsp sugar and the cinnamon.
- One piece at a time, roll dough portions into a long snakes.
- Brush the snakes with a small amount of water and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
- Fold each roll in half and twist into a rope. Place on the baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 20 minutes, serve warm.
Total Fat: 4.3 g
Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
Sodium: 75.3 mg
Total Carbs: 53.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 8.6 g
Sweet Fruit Dipper
Makes 16 (two-tablespoon) servings
1 cup low fat cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup all-fruit strawberry jam
- Beat together cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
- Add yogurt and jam, beat well.
- Store, covered, in the fridge.
Total Fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 8.6 mg
Sodium: 53.9 mg
Total Carbs: 9.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 2.2 g