Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling



2  1/4 cup flour

1/2 white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1  1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp ground ginger

3/4 tsp salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1  1/2 cup carrots, grated


For cream cheese filling:

10 ounce cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla


For streusel topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup white sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 tsp cinnamon



1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line cupcake pan with liners and spray the liners with cooking spray.

2. To make the struesel topping, mix together the ingredients with a fork until it is crumbly.  To make the cream cheese filling, beat the ingredients until smooth.

3. For the muffins, whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl.  In another bowl, combine the eggs, water and oil.  Stir the egg mixture and grated carrots into the dry ingredients and stir well.

4. Drop 1 tbsp. of batter into the muffin liners and spread evenly in the liner.  Top with 1 tbsp of the cream cheese filling and spread the filling as well as you can.  Top with batter so the cupcake is about 3/4 full.  Top with a sprinkle of struesel topping.

5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let the muffins cool a bit before eating.


Gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars



2 packages of pre-made refrigerated cookie rolls

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup peanut butter, softened

1/4 cup flour



1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. Press one roll of cookie dough on the bottom of the pan.

3. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, flour and condensed milk and stir well.  Pour the mixture on top of the cookie dough crust, leaving a small border along the edges.

4. Take the other cookie dough roll and crumble over top of the peanut butter mixture.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bars are a golden brown.  Let cool before slicing.

Healthy Flourless Chip Cookies



1  1/2 cups oats blended in a blender

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

pinch of salt

2 tsp. vanilla

1 large egg

4 tbsp. brown sugar lightly packed

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup chocolate or butterscotch chips



1.Put the ground oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, brown sugar and coconut oil.

2. Mix in the chocolate chips and stir well.  Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Then scoop out in small, firm balls and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven.  Cool before eating.



Easy Coconut Macaroons



2  2/3 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut

4 tbsp. flour

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

4 egg whites

1 tsp. vanilla



1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a bowl, add the coconut, flour, sugar and salt.  Stir in the egg whites and vanilla.
2. Place spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping



1  3/4 cups flour

2 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup canola oil

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1  1/2 cup blueberries


For the crumb topping

1 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

6 tbsp. butter, melted



1.Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.  Line the muffin cups with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, combine the sugar, eggs and canola oil.  Beat in the milk and vanilla.

3. Add in the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and mix well.  Gently fold in the blueberries.

4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.  Mix the crumb topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top of each muffin in the tin.

5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Apple Fritter Muffins



1/2 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

1  1/2 tsp. vanilla

1  1/2 cups flour

1  3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 /2 tsp. cinnamon

2 large apples, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp. milk



1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a bowl, combine softened butter and the 2/3 cups of sugar, mix with a hand mixer until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.  Then add the flour and baking powder, stir by hand with a spoon.  Add the milk and using a fork, stir until it is incorporated.

2.Chop up the apples, place in a bowl and sprinkle 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in.  Toss until it is evenly coated.

3.In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.  Mix well.

4.Place muffin liners in a muffin tin and spray with cooking spray.  Place a heaping tablespoon of the batter in the muffin liner, top with a heaping tablespoon of apples, then sprinkle some brown sugar mixture on top.  Then place another tablespoon of batter on top, then another of apples, lastly sprinkle some more brown sugar mixture.

5.Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.  In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp. milk.  Stir well and drizzle on top of the muffins.



Amazing Oatmeal Cookies



1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1  3/4 cup flour

2  1/2 cup oats


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, vanilla, and water, and mix well.  Add salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Mix again.

2. Add flour and mix just until combined, then add oats and mix until combined.

3. Drop spoonful onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.