Thursday, September 11, 2008

Day 165- Nutrition Bite

Many people know that fruits and vegetables contain beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants but do not realize that whole grains are often an even better source of these key nutrients. In fact, whole grains are a good source of B vitamins, Vitamin E, magnesium, iron and fiber, as well as other valuable antioxidants not found in some fruits and vegetables.

Oatmeal Cake
1 1/2 cups oatmeal, quick or old-fashioned
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 1/ 2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar or 3/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Stir oatmeal and margarine into boiling water. Set pan aside, and let margarine melt. Mix honey, vanilla, and eggs until creamy. Add flour, oatmeal mixture, soda, salt, and spices and mix well. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in to the center come out clean. Bake 350 for 25-30 min. Yield 15 pieces

Coconut Pecan Frosting
3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup honey or 1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 chopped pecans

Combine milk, egg, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened, about 12 minutes. Beat until cool. Stir in coconut and pecans.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I had to redeem myself after eating three slices of pizza yesterday and decided to experiment with this healthy oatmeal cake recipe. The cake is loaded with whole grains. The cake turned out good especially topped with the coconut pecan frosting. Folks, healthier options exist that are more satisfying than Little Caesar's Pizza.

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