Before watching Megamind on Friday evening, Court & I needed a dessert fix. I made 2 giant chocolate cookies that we topped with a heaping scoop of Nestle Real Dairy vanilla ice cream.
Rant: I love the name – “Real Dairy” the first time I saw it in the grocery store, I snickered. It blows my mind that so many food companies actually have to advertise ‘real’ ingredients to set themselves apart from the overly-processed garbage sitting on most grocery store shelves today.
|“made with real chocolate chips”… oh.. great…?|
This was almost as annoying as a box of oatmeal cookies advertisting “made with real oatmeal”. Gah.
To make the the brownie cookies, I mixed
1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c baking cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda & 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 large handfuls of dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
a big ‘squirt’ of raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
I wasn’t sure if the cookies would bake properly because they were so huge, dense & thick. They turned out perfect though - moist & fudgey – just like a brownie.
On Saturday morning, I woke up in the mood for waffles. While Court was out getting coffee, I made whole wheat cinnamon waffles topped with buttery brown sugar apples & raisins.
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp milled flaxseed
a pinch of salt, baking powder, soda & nutmeg
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
approx 1/3 cup milk
While the waffles are in the iron, sautee a chopped apple in butter for approx 5 mins until they begin to soften.
Add a sprinkle of brown sugar & cinnamon, let brown for a couple minutes. Turn the heat on low, and add 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce & a splash of water to keep it from burning. Let the apple sauce simmer until the waffles are done. Stir in raisins.
I gobbled mine up in no time!
It was like eating dessert for breakfast – the only thing missing was ice cream.