Banana or Apple Muffins

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup buttermilk

1 egg
1/2 cup butter — melted
1/2 cup honey

3 bananas — mashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts

2 medium apples — grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients and add to dry.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes

Banana Pecan Wheat Bread

1/2 cup butter — softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange peel
1 cup mashed bananas

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup pecans — chopped

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
Add eggs, vanilla and orange peel, and beat well.
Add banana; mix well. Combine flour, salt, soda, and nutmeg
Add to batter alternately with buttermilk mixing after each addition.,
Stir in nuts.
Makes 1 (5x9x3″) loaf.
Bake at 350 for 50 – 60 minutes, or 18 cupcakes for 25 minutes.

Bran Muffins

1 Cup Wheat Bran
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 Cup 2% low-fat milk
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Unsweetened applesauce
2 Tablespoons Butter

1 Egg

Blend dry ingredients. Add liquid ingredients and stir just enough to combine.

Bake @ 400 for 12-15 minutes.



1 Recipe (2 loaf) whole wheat bread or pizza crust

16 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 egg
2 t. Italian seasonings
Deli Ham slices

Sausage and/or ground beef
Mozzarella cheese
Italian Seasonings
Parmesan cheese
Marinara sauce for dipping

Combine Ricotta Cheese, egg, and Italian seasonings. Press dough out on a baking sheet into a large oval.

Working with just the bottom half of the dough – Spread ricotta mixture on first, then a layer of ham. Add rest of toppings and fold dough over toppings and seal. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until dough is cooked and golden.

Pull calzones out of oven, brush entire top with butter and sprinkle with Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese.

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 1 pound can pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
2/3 cup water
1 cup nuts
1 cup raisins

Combine sugar, oil and eggs; add pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to pumpkin mixture. Add water, mix and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes in 2 large greased loaf pans or 3 small pans, or different sized cans (for round bread). For a nice finishing touch, as soon as it’s out of the oven, brush a little butter over the top and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

I have made this recipe substituting 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 c. of the oil and cutting the sugar back to 1 1/2 cups. Obviously, it isn’t as sweet when the sugar is cut in half, but it is still very good! When I reduce the sugar and sub applesauce, I cut flour back to 3 1/4 c.

“Helton House Bed and Breakfast”

“2 Large Loaves”