Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Breakfast: Applesauce Muffins
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Baked Ziti and garlic bread

I love this muffin recipe, I've made it several times now. This time, I used my home made applesauce, so it was a little chunky and I put them into a jumbo muffin tins (added 10 min's to the time). I've never used the topping, just because I didn't want the mess from the kids, lol. And dinner was very yummy! I saw on tv where they put the ricotta cheese on top and did not stir it in. So I did that with this recipe and it was REALLY good!!

Applesauce Oat Muffins
10 Servings Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg white
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the applesauce, milk, oil and egg white. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups coated with cooking spray three-fourths full.
Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Yield: 10 muffins.
Nutrition Facts: One muffin equals 222 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Baked Ziti with Ricotta Cheese
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 7
"Rich and creamy ricotta cheese is combined with mozzarella, beaten egg and spaghetti sauce to make a rich and filling sauce for cooked ziti. Top with Ricotta and Parmesan cheese and bake for a delicious, classic Italian casserole."
1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta
1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
24 ounces ricotta cheese

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until
al dente; drain and rinse.
2. In a medium bowl, mix ziti, mozzarella cheese, egg and 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
4. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish and spoon in ziti mixture. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce, followed by Ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes; let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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