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Blackberry Cinnamon
Mini-Muffins

Sunshine Smoothies
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cup orange juice, freshly squeezed (3 to 4 medium oranges)
teaspoons orange zest
cup plain low-fat yogurt
cup cranberries, frozen
cups ice
tablespoons agave nectar

Using a blender, combine orange zest, orange juice, yogurt, cranberries, ice and
agave nectar until slushy, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Fresh Pear Crisp
3 to 4 pears (Bosc or Bartlett pears are good)
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine
1 stick of butter, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and dice the pears. In a small bowl, combine the pears, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together the next six ingredients, combining with
a fork. Next, add the melted butter and mix until just combined and mixture
begins to get crumbly.
Pour the pears into an 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan and sprinkle all of
the crumb topping over the fruit. Setting on the middle rack in the oven, bake
for 30 minutes.
After initial bake time, move the crisp to the top rack of the oven and bake
for an additional 10 minutes until the topping is golden brown.

Fresh Pear Crisp

Blackberry Cinnamon Mini-Muffins
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup blackberries, fresh
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together oats, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon; set aside.
Beat butter and granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer
until fluffy. Add eggs, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, ending
with flour mixture. Gently stir in blackberries. Spoon batter into mini-muffin
pans coated with non-stick cooking spray, filling cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle
evenly with oat mixture. (Note: If you don't prefer a crumb topping, stir the topping into the batter before spooning into the muffin cups.)
Bake mini-muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or until a light golden color. Cool for
5 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely on wire racks.

In-A-Jam Bars
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup light-brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil, allowing the foil to hang over two sides so the bars are easy to remove as one piece.
Spray foil with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Next, stir
in oats and brown sugar, breaking up any large clumps of brown sugar. Add the
butter, and using a fork, work butter into mixture until moistened.
Add 2 cups of the oat mixture to the prepared baking dish and press evenly
into the bottom of the pan. Spread raspberry jam evenly over the bottom oat
layer, coming within 1/4 inch of the edge of the pan. Sprinkle jam layer evenly
with remaining oat mixture, pressing slightly into the layer of jam.
Bake until golden brown, about 35 to 37 minutes. Remove from oven and
allow to cool completely before sifting with powdered sugar over the topping.
Using excess foil, lift cooled bars out of pan and cut into squares. Store in an
airtight container.

In-A-Jam Bars

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