Posts Tagged "nutella"

Mini Nutella Whip Parfaits

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

Ok, this is such a simple dessert, but so delicious!  You have to try it!  Its very versatile and can be used for a family dessert night or a special occasion brunch.

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Try adding different fruits and toppings to suit your taste, or add cute sprinkles to make it more fun!  I hope you enjoy it!

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Mini Nutella Whip Parfaits

(serves 1–can easily be adjusted to more servings)

3 tablespoons of light whipped topping (such as cool whip)

1 tablespoon of Nutella

1/2 of a banana

1-2 large strawberries

mini chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, or whatever topping sounds good!

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In a small bowl, stir together whipped topping and Nutella.  Slice fruit and layer with whipped Nutella in small ice cream bowl, wine glass, etc.  Top with whatever toppings you’d like.  Enjoy!

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Baked Buttermilk Donuts with a Nutella Glaze

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured

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There’s just something about a glazed donut with sprinkles that is so appealing, and these are no exception!  The simple buttermilk donut really lets the flavor of the nutella glaze come through.  They are healthier than a regular fried donut, but in reality, how healthy can any donut covered with a chocolate nutella glaze be??  That being said, they are a great treat and would be fun to make for a brunch or shower.  Enjoy them for a glass of milk or your morning coffee!

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Nutritional info per donut: 2oo calories, 4 grams of fat, 34 carbs, 4 grams of protein, .6 grams of fiber

Baked Buttermilk Donuts with a Nutella Glaze

(makes about 12 donuts)

For the donuts:

1 cup of flour

1 cup of whole wheat flour (or just use a total of 2 cups AP flour)

1/2 cup of sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1 cup of low-fat butermilk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon of vanilla

For the glaze:

3/4 cup of powdered sugar

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

3 tablespoons of milk

3 tablespoons of nutella (you may need to melt it a bit)

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a donut pan with non stick cooking spray.  In a large bowl combine flours, sugar,  baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla.  Pour buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.  Using a piping bag or a large spoon, fill each cavity in your donut pan about 2/3 of the way full.  Bake 7-8 minutes, or until lightly browned and donut bounces back when you push it with your finger.  Turn pan upside down on a cooling rack to remove donuts.  Lightly spray pan again and cook remaining donuts.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine powder sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and nutella.  Stir until smooth.  If it is too thick add more milk, about a tablespoon at a time, and if it is too thin add more powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time.
Once donuts have cooled, dip each donut into the glaze and swirl to evenly coat.  Set on parchment paper and top with sprinkles.  Let sit for about 20 minutes.  Best served the same day they are made.  If you are going to make them ahead, I would suggest baking the donuts, but waiting to glaze them until the day they are going to be used.

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Source: Slightly adapted from http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000002012979,00.html

 

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Strawberry Pancakes

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Featured, For kids

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Nothing says the weekend to me like pancakes!  I always make something special for breakfast on Saturday morning, and this week I decided to go with strawberry pancakes.  I think my family was glad I did!  They are great with a little butter and syrup, or with a drizzle of melted Nutella.

Nutritional information per serving: 142 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 23.8 carbs, .8 grams of fiber, 4.8 grams of sugar, 4.7 grams of protein.

 

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Strawberry Pancakes

(makes about 8 pancakes)

1 1/2 cups of flour

3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

1-2 dashes of nutmeg and cinnamon

1 1/4 cup of nonfat milk

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 teaspoon of vanilla

5 strawberries, pureed

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Using a food processor, puree about 5-6 large strawberries.  You should end up with about 1/2 cup of pureed strawberries.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, butter, and vanilla.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until combined.  Stir in strawberry puree just until combined.  Preheat a griddle or skillet and spray with non stick cooking spray.  Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter in, and let sit until edges look set and there are small bubbles forming in the middle, then flip over.  Cook until both sides are lightly browned.  Continue with remaining batter. Top with butter and syrup, or sliced strawberries and melted nutella!  Best served immediately.

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Source:  Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthier-good-old-fashioned-pancakes/

 

 

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Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

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Fruit makes a great snack, but adding protein makes it even better!  What makes this snack or dessert even more amazing is that it takes about 2 minutes to make!  I made this dip in 4 flavors: peanut butter, almond butter, nutella, and cookie butter.  They were all pretty different in flavor, but the same to make.  2 tablespoons of greek yogurt to every tablespoon of other flavor.  So for example, the peanut butter dip was 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.  My favorite was of course the one that had the most sugar, the nutella dip.  It was amazing!

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The almond butter wasn’t nearly as sweet, but good with bananas.  I even made some little frozen bites using the dip and bananas.  I can see those being great for an afternoon treat during the summer!  I also think it would be a great option for our next family gathering or birthday party.  Just slice a variety of fruits, make a few flavors of fruit dip, and place different toppings out to sprinkle on top.  Some great topping ideas would be: mini chocolate chips, toasted coconut, nuts, etc.  If  you are making for a party/group do 2 cups yogurt to 1 cup of flavor.  Hope you get the chance to try it soon!

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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of nutella

Cookie Butter Dip

 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoons of cookie butter

Almond Butter Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of almond butter (I added a little extra to mine because the almond butter doesn’t have as strong of a taste)

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