Makeover Monday ~ Snickerdoodle Bread

It is  Monday, so it is time for another recipe makeover. I love to take favorite recipes and make them THM friendly. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is thinking that healthy eating means never having their favorite foods again. The truth is that you can make a healthy version of almost any meal. And most meals don’t require that much work to re-make!

There are a few flavors in this world that immediately make me hungry. One of those flavors is snickerdoodle cookie flavor! If the word snickerdoodle is in the name I am immediately interested! I am not sure what it is about them, I mean, they are a pretty simple cookie. Maybe it is the kooky name!

Thinking about the name made me wonder where the name came from so I decided to look it up. Just in case you were wondering as well, here is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

The Joy of Cooking claims that snickerdoodles are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudel, a Palatine variety of schnecken. It is also possible that the name is simply a nonsense word with no particular meaning, originating from a New England tradition of whimsical cookie names.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snickerdoodle

Now that we have that out of the way… 🙂

I saw this recipe for snickerdoodle bread and I knew I had to try and make it over! The first reason I noticed this recipe is because it was from a site called “healthy printable recipes”. Um…I am not sure who’s definition of healthy they were using but…let’s just say there was nothing healthy about this recipe to start with! However it was pretty easy to make over and the outcome was fantastic! Even my husband liked it and he is very picky.

What you will need:

Snickerdoodle Bread ~ THM S

Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Ingredients

  • cups THM baking blend
  • ½ cup oat fiber
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp mineral salt
  • 1 ½ tsps cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup xes sweetener or gentle sweet
  • ½ – 1 tsp pure stevia
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt

For Topping

  • 3 tsp THM super sweet
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sweeteners, salt and cinnamon until creamy and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs until well combined then stir in the vanilla and Greek yogurt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the bb, oat fiber, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
  • Add to the cream mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Place the batter into a loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans or muffin tins.
  • In a bowl, mix together 3 tsp of super sweet and 1 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter.
  • In a preheated oven to 350° bake for 65-70 minutes for loaf (cover loaf pan with foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top burning) 35-40 minutes for 4 mini-loaves, or 15-20 minutes for muffins. Test center of bread with cake tester. When tester comes out clean bread is read. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Notes

I suggest super sweet for the topping on this bread because it will stay more crystalized. If you were to use a powdered sweetener like gentle sweet it would just melt into the top.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Making it in the mini loaf pans would make it a great gift idea for the holidays!

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like me to THM’ify? Comment below and I will see what I can do!

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Welcome to Fall, and all things PUMPKIN!

It is finally here! Fall is truly my favorite season of the year! And where I live it literally waited until the first true day of fall to even pretend to cool off. Suddenly we woke up to a crisp cool morning, and it was glorious!

Of course, fall brings a desire to be cozy and comfortable. We want our softest most comfortable hoodies and our most favorite smells and tastes. With that desire comes the scent of cinnamon and all things pumpkin! With that in mind I will be posting several of my favorite, seasonal, pumpkin recipes for you over the next few days. I hope this will get you fully in the “fall mood” and give you some great ways to treat yourself during this time of comfort food without worrying about derailing your health journey.

Today’s recipe is by far one of my favorites and one of the most well received recipes on my blog. This delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake is decadent and a crowd pleaser, whether they are watching what they eat or not! Everyone I have served it to has raved about it. You will definitely want to give it a try! Click on the title or picture to visit the recipe page!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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October Accountability Group

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This session will include a little teaching, a lot of encouragement and a daily dose of accountability to keep you on track going in to the season of indulgence! There will even be a $20 THM Gift Certificate prize drawing mid-way through so that you can purchase some on-plan treats to have on hand before the off-plan treats start playing “tricks”!

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Sugar Free Sprinkles!!

Sometimes you just want sprinkles. But it is hard to duplicate something that is pure sugar into a sugar free version, right? Well, my friend KT Tevlin made it look super easy!!

If you are on the THM Facebook boards, especially the official THM Diabetic board then you will recognize her name. She is one of the awesome Diabetic board Administrators. She also happens to live close to me so I get the privilege of seeing her in person a few times a year!

This past weekend she brought this special treat to our THM Admin Retreat. Sugar Free sprinkles! She even had them packaged in these super cute containers with labels! As soon as I tried them I asked her if I could share her recipe with you all and she was gracious enough to say yes!

Tonight I enjoyed the Rainbow Sprinkles on some strawberry Tummy Tucking Ice Cream!

What you will need:

Swerve Confectioners
Glucomannan
Vanilla (or other flavoring)
Mineral salt
Food coloring
Water

Sugar Free Sprinkles

Course: Dessert
Author: KT Tevlin

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Swerve Confectioners
  • 1/4 tsp glucomannan
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla or other flavoring
  • 1/8 tsp mineral salt
  • Food coloring
  • Approx 1 Tablespoon water add in slowly until piping consistency

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Place mixture into ziploc bags and cut off a tiny bit of the tip. Pipe in lines on parchment paper, cut once they start to release from paper, dry for several hours or place in dehydrator for 30-40 minutes (I used dehydrator method)

Notes

The Rainbow sprinkles are made with natural food coloring from India Tree. Ingredients :BLUE: glycerin, deionized water, vegetable juice and spirulina. RED: vegetable juice, glycerin, deionized water, turmeric. YELLOW: glycerin, turmeric and deionized water.
Note that the Cherry Vanilla and Pina Colada* sprinkles are made with artificial food coloring (Wilton Icing Colors).

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