Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brownie Bites

No pictures, left my camera at school :( , but these brownie bites are made in a small pumpkin-shaped silicon mini-muffin pan - they turned out so cute, too!

1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (okay, it can all be white)
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 banana, mashed, (or 1/3 cup light oil)
1 cup soymilk (reduce to 2/3 if using oil instead of banana)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together. In a seperate bowl, mix cold water and cornstarch together then add it and the other wet ingredients to the dry and mix until smooth.

In the mini-muffin pans cook at 350 degrees for 8 - 9 minutes. If just making brownies, cook in greased 9 x 13-inch cake pan for 30 minutes.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocolate Mint Zucchini Cookies


This will probably be the last of my zucchini recipes for now as the growing season is over :( . And the picture is at work so ignore the books in the background . . .

3 cups flour (2 cups whole wheat, 1 white or other ratio)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder (okay, I put in double that . . .)
1 1/2 cup suga
2 1/2 cups grated zucchini (~1 medium zucchini, or 2 small)
1 Tablespoon oil
1 cup soymilk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add zucchini and wet ingredients. Mix just until smooth.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes. I made my cookies giant like you find in expensive coffee shops so I dropped them by the 1/3 cupful. This increased cooking time by 1 1/2 minutes.

Variations: I added 1/2 a cup of smashed-up candy canes (or star mints would work). Or if you don't like mint, I'm sure vanilla would be just fine instead :)