Basic Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (no added fat + vegan)

Basic Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (no added fat + vegan)
 
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Serves: 1 whole crust
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (brown sugar tastes better)
  • about ¾ cup very warm water
  • Optional: spices of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add 1 tablespoon yeast and sugar. Add 2 cups of whole wheat flour and pulse a few times to mix the ingredients. After ingredients are mixed, turn food processor ON and slowly add your water until the dough comes together and pulls off the side of the bowl. You may need more or less than ¾ cup water so add very slowly. Once the dough starts to pull off the side of the bowl, continue processor about 1 minute. This step is important so you get the gluten developed and the end product is alot better. Now do one of two things:
  2. If your food processor is like mine, where the center can be removed and the blade, remove them and put the dough back in and let rest for 60 minutes in a warm place or until doubled in size.
  3. OR
  4. If your food processor does not disassemble, put your dough into a LIGHTLY oiled bowl, preferably glass and cover with a some-what tight fitting cover (plastic wrap works if you have nothing else), let rise for 60 minutes in a warm place or until doubled in size.
  5. After your dough has doubled in size, remove it from the container and roll it out to your desired thickness, I suggest using some corn meal (NOT corn starch/flour that's different) for dusting on your work surface to prevent sticking. When you get to your desired thickness, add cornmeal to the pizza by sprinkling it on and rubbing your hand in a circular motion to "grind in" the meal.
  6. Flip the dough over onto your pizza stone or pan top with your desired sauce and toppings. Bake normal or 425 for about 15-25 minutes depending on thickness. Thin crust pizza tastes only about 15 minutes with toppings. Thicker crust may take 25 or more, depending. I do not know cooking time for deep-dish, no one in my family likes this type of pizza. Enjoy!
Notes
Makes enough for 1 large pizza, 2 thin crust or 3 mini pizzas.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 whole crust Calories: 946 Fat: 5 Saturated fat: 1 Unsaturated fat: 3 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 204 Sugar: 26 Sodium: 22 Fiber: 32 Protein: 37 Cholesterol: 0
 

Amazing Bran Muffins

NOTE: This is an old recipe and I’m leaving it here for anyone that wants it. I however do not endorse the eating of milk, meat, or eggs.

These bran muffins are super moist, delicious, and easy to make. Did I mention this is a healthy breakfast idea? Serve a muffin for breakfast with a glass of juice and a piece of fruit.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup bran
1 cup approx. flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon REAL vanilla extract
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup regular sugar
1/4 cup oil
2 whole eggs

Optional Mix Ins:
1/2 cup of nuts, or dried fruits like cherries, strawberries, blueberries, or the traditional raisins

Optional Topping:

1/2 tablespoon coconut chips
1 tsp raw sugar

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, mix your bran, milk, salt, eggs, sugar, baking powder, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, there should be no lumps. After you mix well, add in 1/2 cup flour and mix until incorporated. Add the rest of the flour little at a time until the mixture if very thick and gloopy.  This is a basic bran muffin recipe, if you want you can stop right here or you can add in fruit or nuts. Add in 1/2 cup of your choice of mix-ins. Mix until combined.

Spray muffin pans with cooking spray or line with muffin paper. Divide the batter evenly between twelve muffin tins. For that little extra something add coconut chips and/or raw sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 18-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 18-25 minutes Serves: 12 muffins (servings)
Allergies: Egg, Milk, Wheat

Nutrition: 1 muffin (12 servings)
156 kcal , 4g protein, 23g carbs, 6g fat
166mg sodium (11%) , 31mg cholesterol (10%), nearly no saturated fat, and transfat free