Archive for the ‘snacks’ Category

Carob Kefir Smoothie

November 16, 2009

Now that my kefir is established, I wanted to try it in a smoothie. The natural sweetness of carob and banana provide enough sweetness for this, so you don’t need to add any sweeteners.

1 cup kefir
1 ripe banana (if frozen then your smoothie will come out more frosty, but you can use a fresh one if you need to)
1 Tbsp carob powder
5-6 ice cubes

Blend ingredients together. Enjoy!

Carob chip pumpkin muffins

October 28, 2008

This was one of my favourites this time of year, only the original had wheat, eggs, sugar, and chocolate.  Here is the updated version.

3 cups spelt flour

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup maple syrup

2/3 cup applesauce

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 cups cooked pumpkin

1 1/2 cup carob chips

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Mix dry ingredients.  Mix oil, applesauce, maple syrup, and pumpkin.  Fold in dry ingredients until well mixed.  Add carob chips.

Pour into lined muffins tins.  Bake about 20 minutes, or until done.  Makes 18 muffins.