Nothing’s better then a Homemade Banana bread to use up those brown spotted bananas that no one wants anything to do with. Well what if I told you I have a perfect recipe to do just that. What If I told you this recipe is not only homemade and delicious, but moist, filling, and healthy! This recipe is honestly so good! By adding oat and whole wheat flour and cutting the sugar in half, this recipe has a great texture and perfect sweetness! next time you have any unsightly bananas crowding your counter top don’t chuck them! make this yummy little tea cake!
1/2 cup oat flour(make your own by putting old fashion oats in food processor and process till semi-fine)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 flax eggs ( 1 egg= tbsp flax to 3 tbsp water)
1 1/2 – 2 medium mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add honey, banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 0r 9 inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Please enjoy this picture tutorial of how to make your very own super cute and easy Turban Headband! I used an old small cotton shirt but feel free to experiment with any fabric of your own! This craft is so simple and you end up with a really cut head band, like this one, just doesn’t cost $30!
The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Mass has got to be one of the most unique and beautiful flower displays I have ever seen. I love the usual flowers like peonies and hydrangeas but these flowers were something else. Yeah there were the standards, like lilacs and roses, but many were unique flowers in magnificent bloom. Shelburne falls seemed to be a small town stuck in the past. Although we didn’t get a chance to walk around the town much because they were filming a movie called “The Judge”, we were still able to walk the short little beautiful bridge of flowers. It is honestly a hidden little gem that is so worth it, especially if you have a camera.
On the rare occasion that we have fruit in our house long enough for it to go bad, recipes like this Apple Crostata are a perfect way to use up any of those little imperfections. Before this I have never made a crostata, not for fear or difficulty, but because my family goes crazy for a good simple apple pie or crisp. Now that I finally got a chance to branch out a little I decided to give it a try.
This was probably one of the simplest baking recipes out there. Although I don’t have an exact recipe to give you all you need to make it is your favorite pie crust recipe, an optional jam layer(I used peach only because I was trying to use it up), apple pie spices, and a little egg wash. Thats really it, so quick and simple and the more rustic it looks the better, well thats what I tell myself anyways. Next time you have a few flawed apples, break away from a traditional pie or crisp and try an super simple crostada. But Im warning you, It might be gone as soon as you take it out of the oven, I had to fend some people off to let me get a few pictures.
If there is one thing I know I will be doing every summer it’s taking a trip to the Cape. Cape Cod is one of my favorite summer destinations. I love just driving or walking around the cape and taking in the breathtaking scenery and of course delicious food! We stayed in Eastham but took day trips to two of my favorite towns: Chatham and P-town. This year in Chatham they had a “Shark Parade” where different groups and businesses decorated a shark on a stick and swarmed the park with them. Each shark was so beautiful and unique, and the details were incredible. So I guess since many of you won’t be able to go yourself, Ill send you through a mini tour of the shark parade so you can enjoy just how incredible they are.
Im sorry for being probably the laziest blogger out there. Since I didn’t have a kitchen during the school year I took it as an excuse to push my blog aside and honestly regret doing so. So heres to hoping that I can better keep up with posting and expand my topics to hopefully continuing through the school year.
Now with my apology aside I would love to share how excited I am for the new FEED USA collection coming to target JUNE 30! I have always been a fan of their products but haven’t owned any FEED pieces myself. With the new target collection right at my finger tips I think its about time I purchase my first piece.. or two or three.. they’re just so cute, and reasonable! It also helps that each product donates a certain number of meals with each purchase. enough rambling, I suggest you take a look at the new target collection, and their main website which may or may not make you drool.
Before you make some weird reaction to the fact that this Vegan Chocolate Pie has tofu in it, trust me and give this recipe a try. This pie is so rich and creamy and chocolatey you would be surprised by how simple and quick this recipe really is. I embarrassingly ate half the pie, by myself, in one day. So just to warn you, this pie is highly addictive, but don’t let that stop you from quickly whipping one up.
Side Note: I wanted to take a picture after every bite.. however you may notice the lack of pictures between the the last and second to last picture. I was too busy stuffing my face with pie to stop and take a picture. Its really not my fault, the pie was just too good.
My cousin Ryan and his girlfriend Caroline, who is basically family, recently announced that they are pregnant with a little bambino! This past Sunday I got the privilege of baking for their baby shower, which was the perfect excuse to bake yummy and cute little desserts, so that is exactly what I did!
It has been a lot harder then I expected to continue my blog while at college. The fact that my dorm doesn’t have a kitchen, let alone microwave has made it quite difficult to cook. Luckily since I am close to home I am able to come back on a few weekends here and there this past weekend I was able to whip up a yummy batch of cookies.
This is Giada de Laurentis’ nutella chocolate chip cookie recipe that I got from here. lets just say these cookies do not disappoint. They are a perfect mix of soft and chewy and slightly crunchy on the edges. They have a nice smooth nutella flavor in the cookie base and the chocolate chips just add another little dimension. They are so good I had to bring some back for my friends.
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c nutella
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven @ 350 degrees
get a small bowl and combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a standing mixer, add the sugars, the nutella, and butter. Stir until the ingredients are fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until incorporated. Gradually add in the dry ingredients at low speed just so the flour doesn’t spray all over. Once the dry ingredients are incorporated in the batter add in the chocolate chips and stir. Add the dough to the cookie sheets and bake from 6-10 minutes. be sure to keep a close eye on them and take them out slightly before they look done. you do not want these to over bake.
I seem to be on a fall kick. I think the heat is beginning to go to my head. This pumpkin spice cake is super moist and delicious. I have never really had to much success with pumpkin bread because it always seems to never bake all the way through or turns out too dense. This recipe however turn out light fluffy and delicious. I was a little disappointed with how the frosting came out because my seemed to resemble a glaze more then the fluffy frosting shown in the video and pictures.