Saturday, June 30, 2012

Healthy Snack Challenge with California Grapes

I was so excited to participate in the California Grapes Healthy Snack Challenge.  I have been trying to come up with a recipe that would be a great snack not just for me, but for my kids too.  When I went grocery shopping I decided the Black California Grapes looked the best, and went from there.

I decided to do a play on Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.  I love grape jelly on my sandwiches.

I hope you like my recipe:

A Play on PB&J Muffins

1C flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4C low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp veg oil
3 Tbs peanut butter
2 egg whites
1-1/4 C pureed black grapes (the measurement is after they are pureed)
1/4tsp sugar

Mix together dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed and blend the brown sugar, yogurt, oil, peanut butter, and egg whites.

Add to dry ingredients and stir-don't over mix

Puree black grapes with 1/4tsp sugar in food processor (you need a little over 1 C) and fold in to the batter until fully incorporated.

Make into any size muffins you would prefer, Bake at 400* for about 12 mins.

Remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.

Makes about 15 regular size muffins.

I had so much fun with this challenge and "inventing" a healthy recipe.  These muffins were a big hit with my kids.  I want to make them again using green grapes just for fun.  I might even get more adventurous and make a filling for them using the grapes too.  The possibilities are endless.

Check-out GrapesFromCalifornia on Facebook and enter your own snack recipe for a chance at $5000. Get to your grocery store and stock up on California Grapes and create some amazing snacks.

Thanks to California Grapes and Family Review Network, I will be entered to win a $200 VISA gift card. 
I also received a $10 Visa Gift Card to buy ingredients to make my recipe.  All opinions are 100% mine.