American grains recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Every mother should have these in her repertoire. One bowl, pedestrian ingredients, and children absolutely love them. These are buttery, sweet,…

Nancy Miyasaki
May 2010
Intermediate
26 votes
10016 views
Jalapeno Maple Bacon Cornbread

Jalapeno Maple Bacon Cornbread

When the daytime temperature hits around 50 degrees and the evening plunges to 30 or lower, it is time to begin the annual maple syrup processing in…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
11 votes
4230 views
Halloween Finger Cookies

Halloween Finger Cookies

These taste like a rich biscotti. But the best thing about them is the spooky Halloween look! Try serving them at a Halloween party or bringing…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2010
Advanced
9 votes
2834 views
World Champion Oatmeal Bars

World Champion Oatmeal Bars

I make a lot of tasty brownies and bars, but few have gotten more raves than these. Of course, I served them to a bunch of SF Giants fans after the…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
4137 views
Gold Medal Best Ever Banana Bread

Gold Medal Best Ever Banana Bread

I make a lot of banana bread because my kids and husband both love it. I've tried a lot of different recipes,…

Nancy Miyasaki
Oct 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
4401 views
Kids Favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Kids Favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are really delicious! They are moist and flavorful. Our kids really love them, and I do too.

Nancy Miyasaki
Apr 2011
Intermediate
7 votes
2097 views
Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Quick to the table because there's no cutting of shortening into flour mixture. Just stir in sour cream, knead lightly, pat out, cut and bake.…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
6 votes
4268 views
Buttermilk and Butter Biscuits - with Attitude!

Buttermilk and Butter Biscuits - with Attitude!

Playing with a biscuit recipe one day I pondered…..what if I subbed butter for the shortening and added some…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
5 votes
1506 views
Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

This is a very popular recipe that I simplified a bit without losing any of it's goodness. You can serve these…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
2284 views
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

This is a delicious quinoa recipe that we served with our garlic lime grilled pork chops. This is flavorful enough that you'll want to serve it…

Nancy Miyasaki
Sep 2011
Intermediate
5 votes
802 views
Granola

Granola

A nutty, fruity homemade breakfast food. This remarkably simple recipe is a much more satisfying alternative to store-bought cereal or granola.…

Arturo Scappaticci
Jan 2009
Intermediate
4 votes
3579 views
Quinoa with Vegetables and Herbs

Quinoa with Vegetables and Herbs

This was easy and a delicious side for the yogurt chicken I made the other night. My sister raved about this…

Nancy Miyasaki
Aug 2011
Intermediate
4 votes
803 views
Southern Corn Bread

Southern Corn Bread

I was hesitant to try this because it was different than any corn bread I’ve ever made. The proportion of corn meal to flour for one, and then…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2013
Professional
4 votes
1602 views
Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes

Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes

I love my wife's traditional swedish pancake recipe. However, I feel much better when I eat a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, so I tried combining…

John Spottiswood
Jun 2012
Advanced
3 votes
1391 views
Citrus Chicken on Wheatberry Salad

Citrus Chicken on Wheatberry Salad

Delicious combo of proteins. The healthy salad is a great lunch box item and holds well in the fridge for 3 or…

Cindy McNamara
Oct 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
548 views