This was a another snow day experiment. I like baking from scratch but sometimes using a mix is a life saver. It takes all the guess work out of it and I can simply have fun. I like having fun. Especially in the kitchen. :)
Anyway I used Vitalicious’s Deep Chocolate Vita Muffin Mix. I’m a fan of these mixes. Their ingredient lists aren’t perfect but they are one of the few whole wheat mixes I can find.
Instead of making muffins, the little guy and I made a loaf. Like a chocolate bread. But of course we couldn’t leave it alone. We added some simple ingredients to jazz it up a bit.
Both the little guy and I LOVED it. Actually you should see it now. He’s been picking at it all day. I had to yell at him to stop stealing bites. The husband tried it. Said he liked it and will never have another bite again. If it doesn’t come out of a box he’s simply uninterested. Don’t get me started. lol
Anyway, here’s what we did.
- 1/4 cup raw almonds (30g)
- 1/4 cup dried cherries (40g)
- 3 egg whites
- 1 and 1/4 cups of water
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 package of Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaMuffin mix
- non-stick spray and a bit of flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray and coat with a thin layer of flour. We want to avoid sticking.
Weigh out the almonds and cherries
Chop them to make smaller pieces so everyone gets a bite.
In a large bowl whisk the water, egg whites and extract until bubbles form.
Add the bag of mix and combine well.
Pour the batter in the loaf pan and enjoy a few licks off the spoon. :)
Bake for about 60 minutes until the center is solid to the touch.
Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes and then run a knife along the sides before popping out.
Here’s close up. I was a little picture happy. Can you tell? :)
oh heck. Here’s a few more. :)
If you are interested you can order VitaMixes online by clicking here. Be sure to use the Code RonisWeigh for 10%. Vitalicious sponsors Roni’s Weigh and sends me products to review now and then.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|12||1 oz slice – 1/12 of the loaf|
|130||3g||6g||old: 2||new: 4|