Monkey Bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 tbsp dark rum (or apple juice)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 tbsp low-fat buttermilk
  • cooking spray
  • powdered sugar

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Combine the raisins & rum in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute, and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, powder, soda & salt in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk; set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar & butter in a large mixing bowl, beat at medium speed until well-blended. Add banana, buttermilk, vanilla & egg whites, beating well. Mix in the dry ingredients just until blended; stir in raisin mixture & walnuts.
  4. Spread the batter into an 8″ square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350� for 30 minutes, or until golden. Cool the bars completely on a wire rack, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yield: 16 bars

Easy Muffin For Kids

Servings:
12 muffins

Time to make:
20-25 minutes

Calories per Servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • strawberry jam
  • cooking oil spray

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Preheaat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin pans with some shortening or put a paper bake cup into each muffin cup
  2. Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into medium mixing bowl
  3. Stir to mix with a wooden spoon. Use a fork to beat the egg in the small mixing bowl
  4. Add milk and oil. Beat with fork till well mixed. Pour milk mixture over flour mixture
  5. Stir with wooden spoon only till all flour is wet. Batter should be lumpy. Do not stir too much or muffins will be hard
  6. Spoon half the batter into muffin pans until each cup is about 1/3 full. Put 2 teaspoonful of jelly or jam on the batter in each cup. Fill muffin cups with remaining batter
  7. Bake till muffins are golden. This will take 20 to 25 minutes. Turn off oven. Remove muffins from oven. Remove muffins from pan with a table knife. Cool 5 minutes.