So I've joined Weight Watchers for the billionth time, and I lost a couple pounds the first week!
Therefore, the WASP foodie will be under-going a WW makeover. This doesn't mean the blog will only feature celery and frozen diet TV dinners. It just means that I will include (mostly) WW friendly foods AND I will include points values for my recipes.
If you've done Weight Watchers before, you may have heard of this one. 1 can of pineapple, 1 box of angel food cake mix. YUM!
You will need:
angel food cake mix
20 oz crushed pineapple (including juice)
and your choice of...
cupcake pan and liners (makes 24)
loaf pan (makes 2)
or an angel food cake tube (makes 1)
Since variety is the spice of life and since I only have 1 cupcake pan, I made 12 cupcakes and 1 loaf pan.
It doesn't get much easier than this. If Cass had opposable thumbs and wasn't lazy and aimed only to sit on my dark-colored clothing, I bet she could bake these.
First, empty out the cake mix and pineapple into a bowl.
Mix by hand or with electric mixer for a minute or so. That angel food mix will pull some weird chemistry on you and get all foamy.
Pour into cupcake liners or whatever kind of pan you are using.
Follow the box directions for time and temperature. The cupcakes took about 15 minutes and the loaf was about 35 minutes. I made the mistake of not carefully reading the package directions. I used dark non-stick pans which required a lower temperature. The result was darker and slightly sunken-in funky shaped cakes. No worries, they still taste great!
Here are the points values, DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!
One cupcake is ONE point!
An eighth of the loaf pan is TWO POINTS!
If you use the whole batter in a different cake pan, an eighth of that is FOUR POINTS!
Not too shabby, eh?!