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GRAPE HARVEST CAKE

Ingredients 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for buttering the pan 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar 2 large eggs and 1 large egg yolk 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring the pan 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk 2 1/4 cup (3/4 pound) red seedless grapes Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch metal cake pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Butter the…

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MANGO CAKE BITES

Ingredients 1 large or 2 small ripe mangoes, cut into very small chunks, divided 1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup fine yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Directions Set aside 1/2 cup of the mango pieces. Purée remaining mango in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Set aside 1 cup purée and reserve any remaining for another use. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.…

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ONE DISH BAKED PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE

Ingredients Canola spray oil 2 cups nonfat (0%) milk 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3 eggs 3 cups dry buttermilk pancake mix 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 pound frozen, precooked breakfast sausage patties or links, roughly chopped 2 Granny Smith apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more for serving Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, ginger and eggs. In a large bowl, toss together pancake mix and pecans, and…

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Spectacular Roasted Vegetable Torte

Ingredients 3 zucchini, cut into ¼-inch slices 1½ red onions, cut in half lengthwise and sliced 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced 1 teaspoon olive oil ¾ teaspoon salt, divided Fresh ground pepper, to taste 3 red bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded 3 yellow bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded 1 eggplant (about 2 pounds) unpeeled, cut into ¼ slices 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (leave out cheese for Passover, if desired) Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with…

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Fresh Strawberry Pie Topped Cheesecake…The Ultimate Skinny Dessert

Ingredients 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted 2 (8oz) packages reduced-fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia 25% less fat) 2 egg whites 1 egg 1 cup sugar ½ cup fat-free sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3 cups whole strawberries ½ cup Marie’s Glaze for Strawberries, see shopping Directions 1. To make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray. 2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into the…

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Skinny Pumpkin Coffee Cake Mini Muffins

Ingredients Cooking spray (with flour in it) 1 package (16.25 oz) Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 2 tablespoons flour 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin ½ cup water ¼ cup canola oil 2 egg whites 1 large egg, I love Egg-Land’s Best eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ cup rolled oats for topping ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 3 teaspoons water ½ teaspoon vanilla Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin trays with cooking spray (with flour in…

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A Spectacular, Skinny Cranberry Cheesecake

Ingredients 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs 2½ tablespoons reduced- fat butter or Smart Balance Light spread, melted Ingredients for Filling: 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia 25% less fat) 1 cup canned whole-berry cranberry sauce 1½ cups canned whole-berry cranberry sauce ⅓ cup golden brown sugar 2¼ teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅓ cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light ½ cup chopped walnuts Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9” spring form pan with cooking spray. 2.…

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Dreamy, Skinny Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 1 (16.5 oz) box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 2 ½ tablespoons flour ¾ of 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin 1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding ½ cup water ¼ cup canola oil 2 eggs, I like Egg-Land’s Best 2 egg whites (¼ cup) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ of an 8 ounce package of reduced-fat cream cheese 1½ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon reduced-fat or fat-free milk Directions 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-inch Bundt pan with…

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Skinny Double Dark Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Ingredients 1 (16.5 ounces) Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, see shopping tip 2 tablespoons flour 1 (3.4 oz) package of instant chocolate fudge or chocolate dry pudding mix 1 cup buttermilk or fat-free sour cream ½ cup warm water ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs, I like Eggland’s Best eggs 2 egg whites 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray…

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PUMPKIN SPICE PANCAKES

Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 1/4 cup lowfat (1%) milk or unsweetened nondairy beverage 1 cup pumpkin purée 1 egg 3/4 cup cooked quinoa* 2 teaspoons expeller-pressed canola oil Directions In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin purée and egg. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until evenly mixed. Stir in quinoa. Set…

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PB&J Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup red grapes, raspberries, or other berries to go with jelly or jam 6 tablespoons grape, raspberry, strawberry, or other jelly or jam 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup wheat germ 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons honey 1 egg Nonstick cooking spray Directions: In a large bowl, combine buttermilk and baking soda and set aside. In a food processor or blender, put…

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Skinny Caramel Apple Pie Trifle

Ingredients 8 cups apples, peeled and chopped 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter 3 tablespoons sugar 1½ tablespoons cinnamon 1½ tablespoons water 1 (12 ounce) ready baked angel food cake, cut in half and into 1-inch cubes, see shopping tips 2 snack packs of already prepared vanilla or tapioca pudding, see shopping tips 1 (8 oz) container fat-free frozen Cool Whip, thawed 3 tablespoons Hershey’s Classic Caramel Sundae Syrup, see shopping tips Directions 1. To prepare the apples: In a large microwave-safe bowl, add butter, cover and melt in microwave, about 20…

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