Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lemon Pound Cake



Ingredients
All-purpose flour x 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Baking Powder x 1 tsp
Whole Eggs x 2
Melted Butter x 1.5 tbsp
Coconut Oil x 1.5 tbsp
Lemon Zest x 1 tbsp
Brown Sugar x 2 tbsp/ Stevia x 1 tbsp
Low Fat Sour Cream (room temperature) x 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract x 1 tbsp

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl, stir flour and baking powder together. In another mixing bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest, sugar and sour cream together until well combined. Pour dry mix into the wet egg mix and stir the two together. Grease a loaf pan with olive oil, pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45 -60 minutes. Ta-dahhhhh, your yummy lemon pound cake is now ready!

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Emi xx
@stayfitandtravel


Monday, February 16, 2015

Banana Chocolate Muffins


Ingredients
Mashed Banana x 3
Whole Eggs x 2 
Ground Cinnamon x 1/4 tsp
Raw Chocolate Chips x 1 cup
Vanilla Extract x 1/4 tsp
All-purpose Flour x 1 2/3 cup
Baking Powder x 1 tsp
Baking Soda x 1/2 tsp
Pink Salt x 1/4 tsp
Brown Sugar x 1/3 cup
Vegetable Oil x 1/3 cup

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F. In a mixing bowl, stir chocolate chips with 3 tbsp of flour until all the chocolate chips are coated in flour. Set aside, and in another mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined. Then add the dry mix into the wet mix and combine the two. Fold in the chocolate chips (coated with flour) into the mix. Grease a 12-pieces muffin tins with coconut oil, scoop out the batter into the muffin tins and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. TA-DAH your banana chocolate muffins are now ready!! Hope you love them as much as I do (:
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Emi xx
@stayfitandtravel

Monday, February 9, 2015

Crunchy Cranberry Lemon Cookies

COOOOOOKIES I cannot live without homemade cookies because
1. they are the perfect snacks when I have a cravings
2. they are so easy to bring around with me during a day outside of home, perfect pre/ post-work out fuel!
3. they are soooo yummy

I normally like chewy cookies but sometimes I also feel like crunchy ones and today is the day :D Hope you will like these cookies too!

Ingredients
Whole Egg x 1
Dried Cranberries x 1 cup
Lemon Zest (1/2 lemon)
All-purpose flour x 1.5 cup
Pink Salt x 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda x 1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar x 1/3 cup
Coconut Oil x 1/3 cup
Vanilla Extract x 1 tsp

Directions
Preheat oven to 375F. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Then add in egg, lemon zest and vanilla extract and stir together until well combined to form a creamy mix. Add the dry mix into the wet mix and stir until combined. Fold in dried cranberries until well distributed throughout the mix. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, scoop out the batter with an ice cream scoop to form a cookie shape onto the parchment batter (one scoop per cookie). Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges of the cookies turn lightly golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and TA-DAH, your cranberry lemon cookies are now ready!!

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Emi xx
@stayfitandtravel