Breakfast and Brunch

Very Berry French Toast

Ingredient List: 

4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup fat-free milk
1 loaf French bread

Topping:
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
16 ounce package mixed frozen unsweetened berries (strawberries, blueberries or mixed berries)

(optional) Powdered sugar

Directions: 

Mix: eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, and fat-free milk

Cut 8 – 1-inch thick slices of French bread.

Dip bread in egg mixture until well saturated, then place in 9 x 13-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Next morning, preheat oven to 450° F.

For topping, combine in a medium bowl:  sugar, corn starch, mixed berriesRead more

Light-as-a-Feather Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredient List: 

1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon oil

Directions:
Preheat griddle.

In medium bowl, stir or sift dry ingredients together; beat egg, buttermilk, brown sugar and oil together. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; batter should be slightly lumpy.

Pour ¼ cup batter for each cake onto a well-seasoned hot griddle. Flip the pancake when bubbles appear on surface; turn only once.

Alternatives:

_ Omit soda, use 2 teaspoons baking powder and omit salt

_ Substitute 1 and 1/3 cup 1% milk w/1Tbsp. lemon juice or white vinegar added for buttermilk.Read more

Energy Bars

Ingredient List: 

1 cup bran flakes cereal
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup non‐fat dry milk powder
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all‐purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2‐inch pan.
In medium bowl, combine cereal, bran, wheat germ, orange peel, orange juice, dried fruit, egg, oil,
applesauce, honey, and dry milk powder; blend well. Let sit 5 minutes.
In large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all‐purpose flour and soda. Stir in the first mixture and mix
until all ingredients are combined.
Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden. Cool. Cut into 20 bars.Read more

Cranberry Date Bars

Ingredient List: 

 

1 - 6 ounce package sweetened dried cranberries
1 - 8 ounce package chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine

FROSTING - OPTIONAL
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Description: ** Fruit Variations:
Dried, chopped apricots, cherries or apples can be substituted for the dried cranberries and dates.

1 - 12 ounce package of fresh cranberries can be substituted for the dried cranberries and dates. Simmer cranberries and 2 tablespoons water in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until cranberries have popped.

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a saucepan over low heat, simmer cranberries, dates and water, stirring constantly. Simmer until all water is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla; set aside.Read more

Cracked Wheat Cereal

Ingredient List: 

1 1/2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cracked wheat

Directions:
In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Quickly stir in the cracked wheat and continue to stir to prevent lumps. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Serve with a variety of condiments such as chopped apples, raisins or other dried fruit, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon sugar, coconut, fresh berries or bananas.

Servings: 4, 4-ounceRead more

Cinnamon Apple Couscous

Ingredient List: 

1 16-ounce can apples, pears or other fruit, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1, 10 ounce package couscous (7/8 cup)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste

Directions:
Drain fruit, reserving juice. Pour juice into measuring cup and add water to equal 2 cups. Prepare couscous according to package directions using the fruit juice and butter.

Dice fruit; add to couscous. Combine sugar and cinnamon and mix with couscous. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Servings: 6
Calories/Serving: 271Read more

Breakfast Couscous

Ingredient List: 

2 cups hot 1% or fat-free milk

1 cup Couscous
1 cup raisins, soaked in water and drained
Honey to taste

Directions:
Add Couscous to hot milk and let stand 5 minutes.
Stir in raisins and honey to taste.

Servings: 8
Calories/Serving: 193

Nutrition: One serving prepared with fat free milk and 1 tablespoon honey provides approximately: 193 calories, 6 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 0 g fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 4 mcg folate, 1 g iron, 34 mg sodium.

Source: Wheat Foods Council

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Ingredient List: 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
6 large eggs
10 slices French bread, (1-inch thick) cut into 1 inch cubes
4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes

Topping:
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or other fruit, thawed
1/2 cup water|
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Combine flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and eggs in a large bowl and beat with an electric or hand mixer until smooth. Add bread cubes and stir until coated.

Pour bread mixture into a greased 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Drop cream cheese cubes evenly over the top. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle each serving with melted butter and fruit topping. Sift powdered sugar lightly over top.

To make topping:Read more

Apricot Streusel Scones

Ingredient List: 

 

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons sugar|
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup firm margarine or butter
2 large eggs, beaten, reserve 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 tablespoon milk, 2%

Streusel Mix:
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon flour

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut margarine into dry ingredients, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in eggs, sour cream, apricots and milk.Read more

Strawberry Pecan Coffee Cake

Ingredient List: 

1 cup fresh or frozen whole strawberries, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Icing:
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk, low-fat
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
If using frozen strawberries, thaw and cut into pieces. Combine with brown sugar and set aside.
Spray an 8” round cake pan with cooking spray.Read more

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