Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sweet and Subtle Dessert Bites

Have a incessant sweet tooth, but trying to keep away from overly refined and processed sugary foods? Then you will love these little dessert bites. Cheaper than buying the store bought "low fat" packs, not mention way less calories, you will be satisfied at how these are sweet but not over powering so you can eat them plain for fancy them up with a spread or frosting.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (we used Sugar in the Raw)
  • 2 Flags*
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon

1 medium mixing bowl
2 small mixing bowl
Mixing Spoon
Measuring Cup, TBSP, and TSP
Stainer or Sifter
Baking apparatus
Small Scoop (spoon, ice cream scoop, or anything you choose)

Time 20 minutes
Prep 10 minutes
Bake 10 minutes
Yield 22 bites

Time to Get Baking!!!
Mix flags in one of the small bowls and set to the side for at least a few minutes so that it gels
Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into the medium bowl using the strainer if you do not own a sifter
In the second small bowl mix together the ground ginger and cinnamon
Make sure to get any clumps out so the mixture will be even
Add to the dry mixture
When the flags have gelled add the sugar, vanilla, milk and mix well
Pour the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until full combined
Oil your preferred baking apparatus
Scoop mixture using something about the size of a teaspoon onto the baking dish
Set in fridge once all the mixture has been scooped out
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Once the oven has come to temp, remove baking dish from the fridge and into the oven
Lower the temperature to 325 degrees 
Set timer for 10 minutes
When the time is up remove from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving or decorating

1 bite is one serving. You can eat as a snack or decorate with frosting or glaze and serve as a healthier substitute to cupcakes at a party or gathering.

Storing and Reheating
Store in fridge in a zip top or container for up to 2 weeks. Store in freezer for minimum 1 month

Nutritional Information
Calories 29
Had these tiny muffin trays since college, love them!
Fat 1g
Carbs 5g
Protein 1g
compared to a store bought product
Calories 100
Fat 4g
Carbs 15g
Protein 1g
Nutritional Difference (our recipes)
Calories -71
Fat -3g
Carbs -10g
Protein 0g

Recipe Cost: $1.17
Cost Per Serving: $0.05
compared to a store bought product
Product Cost: $2.68
Cost Per Serving: $0.54
Cost Difference: $0.49

-1 flag=1 tbsp flax meal to 3 tbsp of warm water
-If you are interested in the frosting that is in the top picture please comment and I will be more than happy to post the recipe ASAP

Happy Homemaking!!!



  1. Samantha, thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Cheers

  2. Hi Samantha, This is a great recipe that is good for us in a manner of speaking. I never knew the flax/water mixture is referred to as 'flag' - I use it quite often in some of my baked goods. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Foodie Friends Friday.



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