Friday, November 22, 2013

Low-Point Spice Muffin Trio

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Why I'm the only one in this house who likes spice cake is beyond me, but since that is the case, I had to get creative because it's this time of the year I love spice cake and different recipes using spice cake mix. By turning this mix into three different recipes, this spice muffin trio has something for everyone; chocolate, cranberries, pumpkin, and pecans.... you pick and enjoy!!!

Low-Point Spice Muffin Trio

Ingredients:

- 1 Spice cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 Tbs dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs, and applesauce. After combined, equally divide batter into 3 separate bowls. In the first bowl, add pumpkin, cranberries, and combine. In the 2nd bowl, add chocolate chips and combine. In the 3rd bowl, add pecans and combine. Spray a muffin tin with Pam baking spray. Add filling from each bowl to the muffin tin. Each bowl will make 6 muffins. Bake muffins for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Drizzle with a little icing if desired. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 18
Serving size - 1
Total points per serving-Cranberry/Pumpkin- 2.5, Chocolate chip - 3, Pecan - 3
Total points plus per serving-Cranberry/Pumpkin-3, Chocolate chip- 4, Pecan - 4

"Be thankful for every moment." - Anonymous

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Turkey Cookies!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just happened to come across an adorable picture on Pinterest of something very similar to these and just had to give it a try. How delightfully easy this is! Perfect little dessert your children will love helping you make for Thanksgiving.  

I didn't calculate points because this is store bought cookie dough. Had I had more time, I would have made my own dough recipe that I am sure would have been fewer points; however... IT'S THANKSGIVING... the one time where it's ok to indulge! :)

With cookie dough, icing, candy corn, and mini M&Ms, this simple and sweet recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser at Thanksgiving! Enjoy! 

Blessings to you and yours at Thanksgiving!