Since you like Iced coffee and like to bake (not cook) I thought I would send you a sweet recipe to fill you up. They are with health in mind, so not too fatty. Enjoy! 

Homemade Iced Coffee


  • 1/3 cup of ground coffee (decaf or caffeinated as desired)
  • 2 cups cold filtered water (or from tap)
  • 2 tablespoons fat free or “light” flavored creamer (like vanilla) or 4 tablespoons low-fat milk or fat-free half and half


  1. Add about 1/3 cup of ground coffee and 2 cups of cold water into the French press and let it sit overnight or all day.
  2. Push the top down on the French press to separate the coffee from the grounds and pour 1 cup of the coffee into each tall glass.
  3. Stir a tablespoon of a fat-free flavored non-dairy creamer (like vanilla) or 2 tablespoons of low- fat milk into each glass. Add a bunch of ice to each glass and enjoy!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Muffins


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg (higher omega-3 if available), beaten lightly
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup lite pancake syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup raisins


  1. Add oats and buttermilk to large mixing bowl. Let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
  3. Add egg, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, and canola oil to oat mixture in mixing bowl. Stir until just combined.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir into oat mixture until just combined. Fold in raisins.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups using a 1/4-cup measuring cup and bake until golden (about 20 minutes).

12 muffins



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Jun. 2, 2008 at 1:47 PM

oh yummy! Thank you so much for the recipes! I love ice coffee, i may have to go make some after reading that, hehe.  The muffins sound great and not too fattening. I am allergic to wheat/gluten but I have to admit I do still eat it a few times a week.  I have the skin form so it gives me a rash and if i eat too much it makes me itchy. 

Have a blessed rest of your Monday sweetie. 

Hugs and love


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:17 AM

Oh, I did not realise. Is there anything else you cannot eat? What do you do in place of substitute, or do you avoid it altogether? At least enjoy the coffee.

Enjoy your day.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:18 AM ooohhh yummy~

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 2:22 PM thats ok! I will be trying that recipe for the kids and I know I will have a bite or three. hehe.  Thank you for your kindness! Love Laura

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 10:46 AM I agree. YUM! Maybe I'll do this with Eli. Well not the iced coffee! LOL

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 4:23 PM I like this.....seems to be easy 'nuff and better than anything store-bought!! I might just have to give it a whirl!!

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