We hope you love chocolate as much as us! With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, we are dedicating most of our recipes this month to chocolate! In Chicago, February brings cold, snow, MORE SNOW and
With chocolate on our minds, we came up with the Ultimate
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. It will warm your belly and heart, even if
you are not living somewhere cold (LUCKY!). If you like chocolate, you will
LOVE this chocolate cookie at first bite.
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Chip Cookie Recipe:
½ lbs semi sweet chocolate
1 cup flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
¼ cup applesauce
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 tsp instant-coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla
2 packs or 1 cup Jolly Oak Good For You Granola in either
oven to 350 degrees.
a microwave safe big bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave, about 45 seconds.
in butter, applesauce, both sugars and vanilla. Stir.
in eggs, coffee, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir until smooth.
in Jolly Oak Granola.
bowl and let stand on counter 35 minutes to give chocolate time to set.
2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
dough into even size balls and keep 2 inches apart.
10-12 minutes or until cookie edges are set but centers are soft.
For an afternoon activity, my daughter begged to bake
muffins. Not any kind of muffin but with LOTS of chocolate! I found a recipe
from Pinterest and changed some of the ingredients: white sugar to coconut sugar,
white flour to whole wheat flour, butter to applesauce, and milk to almond
milk. Feel free to make the original version, but my kids declared they were
great, even the healthier way.
Looking for something different to cook this week? Here is a
healthy and easy chicken quinoa dish that your kids will love! My daughter was
excited about making the sauce, and my son gave it a thumbs up at dinnertime.
Sesame Quinoa with
Chicken and Broccoli
1 cup uncooked quinoa- cook according to package directions
(you can also use brown rice instead of quinoa)
2 cups bite size broccoli pieces
1 lbs chicken breast cutlets- cut into bite size pieces –
use cooking shears (Thanks Elana!) this makes cutting the chicken so much
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp dark sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp creamy PB
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 green onions, chopped
cooking spray- I prefer olive oil or coconut oil sprays
quinoa and steam broccoli. Set aside.
chicken with salt and pepper and then add cut pieces to pan with cooking spray
on med high heat.
chicken is cooking, in a bowl, mix together vinegar, sesame oil, PB, 1 tsp
sesame seeds, sugar and red pepper flakes.
a large bowl or pan, combine cooked quinoa, steamed broccoli, cooked chicken
and pour in mixture and stir.
with 1 tsp sesame seeds and green onions.