Friday, January 9, 2009

Fool Your Family Friday

Now that the holiday gingerbread not available at Starbucks, my son is having withdrawls. And children have inherited my addiction to Starbucks.

I flipped through my "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook this afternoon hoping to find something - voila!

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar

1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 large egg

1 cup broccoli puree

1/2 cup carrot puree

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/4 cup molasses

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 - Preheat the oven to 375. Coat a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.

2 - In a bowl or zipper lock bag, mix the flours with the baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and salt. Set aside.

3 - In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, oil and egg until smooth. Beat in the vegetable purees, yogurt, molasses, vanilla and orange zest. add the flour mixture and mix until smooth.

4 - Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake, 45 - 50 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in the pan before turning the cake out onto a rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

See ya tomorrow with a peek at Lauren's new Saturday sketch!

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