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I'm Jenn, with 2 n's. Mother of a little superhero, wife, coffee obsessed, lover of life, photography, music, healthy living, nature, food. I have a passion for all the beauty in this world & striving to be the best me possible. Here you will find recipe ideas, mom life posts, photos taken by me & anything else that crosses my crazy mind.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gave Baking Another Try

Baking has been a frustrating struggle for me. Cooking seems much more easy and carefree. I little of this a little of that, just whatever you feel like adding. With baking your measurements need to be exact and I didn't realize the importance of that at first, but now I know. Instead of using a teaspoon like we would eat from to measure I started to use the real measurement spoons.

Today I made low-cal banana chocolate chip cookies from a cookbook I got recently called Taste of Home: Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. They are very good and don't taste diet at all. The texture of them is more like a muffin, but in a cookie shape.

The reciple calls for:
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

-- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-- Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, banana and vanilla to the bowl and beat together. Then combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda into the mixture gradually and beat until all ingredients are mixed evenly. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
-- Spray baking sheets with cooking oil and add a tablespoon of the batter to the pans about 2 inches apart from eachother.
-- Bake for 9-11 mins or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the baking sheets and put them on wire racks to cool.

The recipes nutritional facts are about 66 calories and 3 g fat per cookie, but I made some substitutes. I used splenda instead of sugar and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter instead of regular butter. With those two substitutes the cookies will end up being even less calories and less fat. It's suppose to make 3 dozen cookies, but I only got a little over 2 dozen out of the batter.

Enjoy! And remember to use those measurement spoons! :)


  1. Yum! Since you said Low Cal, save me one!! -Kevin

  2. They tasted as good as they look!!