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Apple Crisp

This is so low cal on its own that there’s plenty of room to add a nice scoop of light vanilla ice cream 🙂

Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp

9 servings
132 calories per serving

3 medium apples, cored and sliced thin
1 t cinnamon
2 T sugar
2 T flour

1 c quick oats
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T margarine

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix first four ingredients and place into a 9 inch square baking dish. In a small bowl mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the apples. Bake until apples are soft, about 30 minutes.

Crock Pot Baked Apples with Maple Foam

Baked apples slow cooked not only taste great, but they make the whole house smell wonderful while they cook 🙂 This recipe is simple to do, yet has an elegant presentation. Though the recipe does not call for it, try adding some cinnamon or nutmeg for a different flavor combo.

Crock Pot Baked Apples with Maple Foam
Crock Pot Baked Apples with Maple Foam

4 servings
145 calories per serving

2 large sized apples, cut in half and cored
4 t margarine cut in small pieces
1/2 c orange juice
1 T cider vinegar
1/4 c evaporated milk or half and half
2 T maple syrup

Please apples skin side down in a slow cooker. Place a dot of margarine on each. Pour juice and vinegar mix over the top and cook on high 2-3 hours or until soft. Remove apples to a plate and pour the juice in a pan. Bring juice to a boil and cook on high 5 minutes to reduce to a syrup.

Whip milk and maple syrup in an ice cold bowl for 3 minutes. Top each apple piece with 1/4 of the cream and drizzle with the fruit syrup.

Alternately, skip the milk and just add some maple syrup over the top of the apples for another version of a great dessert for a cold night.

Naked Pumpkin Pie

What’s pumpkin pie without the crust? It’s naked pumpkin pie ! And by removing the crust, you also remove oodles of calories. Serve with a slice of low fat graham cracker if you miss the crunch too much. For 400 calories, you can almost eat the whole pie (Did I say that out loud?) 🙂

Naked Pumpkin Pie
Naked Pumpkin Pie

8 servings
66 calories per serving

15 oz. can of pure pumpkin (NOT the prespiced pumpkin pie mix)
12 oz can fat free evaporated milk
½ c Egg Beaters
2 ½ t pumpkin pie spice
½ c Splenda
1 ½ t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pie plate with Pam. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then pour into the plate. Bake for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 325 degrees and cook for another 40-45 minutes. Cool completely.

Banana Bread

This is a much healthier version than my Grandma’s banana bread recipe. But I tell you, it tastes just a good! And one slice is very satisfying. If you remove the chocolate chips from the recipe, you bring it down to 140 calories per serving !

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

8 servings (one loaf cut into 1/8’s)
175 calories per serving

1 ¼ c whole wheat flour
¼ c flour
¾ c Splenda
1 ½ c mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
½ c egg beaters
½ c no sugar added applesauce
2 t baking powder
1 t vanilla
½ t cinnamon
½ t salt
4 T semi sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, Splenda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Combine banana, Egg Beaters, applesauce and vanilla. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and with a wooden spoon, stir until just blended. Pour into a loaf pan (ungreased) and bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and then remove from pan.

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