Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thrifty Thursday

There are so many "diet" foods out in the market now. I have tried lots of them since starting Weight Watchers. It is hard though to stay on a budget and buy those foods. So, what do you do? Well one option is to bake them at home on your own! I have seen the No Pudge Brownies in the store, but never bought them because I could not justify spending $5.00 a box for them. Then, I found this recipe. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry except for the yogurt. You can also leave off the fat free cool whip, if you want to save even more. I also like to save time by measuring out the dry ingredients and putting each batch in separate zip lock baggies. Then I label each bag and then when I am ready to make the brownies, all I have to do is mix in the yogurt and put in the pan. So easy!

No-Pudge Brownies at Home
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp table salt
1 1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
When ready to bake mix all ingredients together. Bake in 8x8 pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into 12 brownies. Top with FF Cool Whip.
Serves 12 at 2 Weight Watchers Points each
Here's one more:
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Banana Muffins At Home
1 ¼ cups sugar
½ cup mashed banana
½ cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon applesauce (or oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon banana flavoring
¼ teaspoon lemon extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup walnuts, chopped(optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, banana, milk, buttermilk, egg substitute, oil or applesauce, vanilla, banana flavoring, and lemon extract in a large bowl. Mix well with electric mixer on high speed. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and walnuts. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with the electric mixer. Pour batter into muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until muffins turn light brown on top.
Serves 12
177 Calories, 2.6g Fat, 0.8g Fiber
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Amy said...

OMG! Awesome...LOVE No Pudge brownies!!

Rachel said...

Those sound so good! I'm going to have to try them. Thanks for posting!