Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas craving fixer

My Christmas Tree
Today I went to the doctor and was put on more antiobiotics. This is a neverending thing, by the time I'm all healed I will have no antibodies left in my body. I was also told that I had to be sure to eat with my medicine so that I wouldn't vomit (we'll see, I threw up this entire week because of antibiotics). On a brighter note, once I got done picking up my antibiotics from Wal-mart I came home and my niece and I put up a Christmas tree because she thought it was important to be festive. So we did. We had mini cupcakes (I only ate one) and hot chocolate (she had hot chocolate and I had hot tea with no sugar or anything added to it). We listened to Lady Gaga while we did it...lol. Nothing more Christmasy than that huh!

So now that I'm in the Christmas mood I thought that for today's post it would be kind of cool to give a recipe for a Apple Raisin Coffee Cake which is great to have for breakfast especially if you have relatives visiting it is an easy way to make lots for a little. I'll also give you the nutritional facts on this so that if you choose to make it you can keep track of your calories. It's also full of nuts and fruits that are good for you :)
Here is the recipe, provided by my P90X newsletter:

  • 5 cups cored, peeled, and chopped apples
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (you can use applesauce, which I suggest)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups whole-grain flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish or pan
  • Large mixing bowl
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish or pan with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, raisins, sugar, and walnuts, and mix them together well. Allow mixture to stand for 30 minutes. Then stir olive oil, vanilla, and egg into mixture. Sift flour, soda, and cinnamon together, then slowly stir into apple mixture, making sure it stays moist. Fold mixture into pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving. Makes 20 servings.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 to 40 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving):


  3 g

  3 g

  28 g 

Fat Total          
   5 g

Saturated Fat
       1 g

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