Monday, October 17, 2011

Oeey Gooey Butterscotch Bars

1 box french vanilla cake mix
1 box sugar free butterscotch pudding
1 stick of butter
1 box powdered sugar (4 cups)
1 8 oz. bar cream cheese
4 eggs
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine cake mix, pudding, butter and 1 egg until well blended. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 12
Mix softened cream cheese & eggs until smooth. Slowly add sugar until thoroughly mixed. Fold in coconut and butterscotch chips. Pour mixture over the crust in the pan.
Bake 45 minutes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Butternut Squash Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

When I saw this recipe on foodgawker I knew I had to try it! I changed around a few things. It was DELICIOUS!
For the cinnamon streusel:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

To make the pancakes:
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pureed butternut squash (can also use pumpkin)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with your hands or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside. Add in milk, egg, butternut squash, apple sauce, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat with cooking spray. Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve pancakes with syrup.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baked Butternut Squash Oatmeal

Original recipe found on foodgawker

2 cups butternut squash puree (or pumpkin as original recipe calls for)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups milk
2-1/2 cups multigrain hot cereal

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butternut squash puree, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder until smooth. Whisk in the milk.

Mix the dry oats into the squash mixture. Coat an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour in the squash oat mixture. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, removing the foil after the first 30 minutes.

Serve hot right out of the oven or refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be eaten cold or reheated. Top with milk, maple syrup, whipped cream, or nuts.