I spent the weekend baking from scratch with Piney.
I know. I know.
That sentence used to be a dichotomy, or a major contradiction (Me vs. Baking).
However, I am rethinking my ways.
My thoughts were that I could increase the health of my family, decrease our expenses and reduce our trash through baking large amounts of healthy snacks from scratch instead of buying expensive, excessively packaged, individually wrapped, preservative laden snacks.
So I started my experiment with baking oatmeal bars
and cinnamon rolls
(O.K. I realize that last one is not healthy). Click on each one to see the recipe I used.
What you can’t see in the photos below; however is how I burned the bottom of the first batch of cinnamon rolls and then undercooked the second batch. Also, my bread didn't rise as much as it should have- but they were still both really good!
And I am NOT giving up. I realize that it is a work in progress.
The only issue is that I need more healthy snack recipes- ones that taste good too. I don't own any good cookbooks. Do you guys have one that you could recommend? Or a good baking website? Any good recipes you could share?
I am looking for whole-grain snack recipes. Preferably bars- they seem to be the easiest.
Any help would be appreciated!
Labels: healthy cheap good family meals