Banana

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chai spice banana bread

January 5, 2015

I’ve found myself smitten with chai tea this winter, unable to resist the warm, aromatic flavors that translate well into pastry (chai spice palmiers) and chocolate (chai rum truffles). The spices work beautifully with banana bread too, imparting a lovely spicy aroma. Buttermilk and coconut ...

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maple pecan banana bread

September 15, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a maple kick lately. While I can’t think of a fall flavor I don’t like, maple nears the top of my favorites. It seemed fitting, then, to turn my bespeckled bunch of bananas into banana ...

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banana & toasted coconut muffins

April 7, 2014

If you’re searching for a fresh spin on banana bread, allow me to point you toward these lovely banana muffins. With just enough substance for a satisfying breakfast, these bake up light and fluffy, filled with flavor. Honey and a touch of toasted coconut add ...

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roasted banana & dulce de leche cake

January 23, 2014

One secret to a moist and tender banana loaf cake is roasting a banana. A few minutes in a hot oven is all that’s needed to caramelize and intensify the natural sweetness of the ripe fruit. To complement the banana further, I swirled Dulce de ...

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crumb-topped banana bread

November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately. In all honesty, last week was difficult. A myriad of circumstances led to moments of discouragement, yet as I reflected on all that I have to be thankful for, it gave me new perspective and a welcome change ...

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mixed berry banana bread

August 11, 2013

This mixed berry banana bread is the answer to my overflowing freezer – I’ve been storing overripe bananas and bags of surplus berries, so I combined the two, hoping for a tasty result. If your freezer is in a similar state, why not make the ...

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cinnamon graham banana bread

June 27, 2013

Someone described me as consistent this week. I had to laugh because the word fits me well – I’m consistent in so many areas of my life that it’s almost comical. Take breakfast, for instance. You’ll find me eating granola with a variety of berries ...

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chocolate-banana muffins

April 4, 2013

Let me begin with a disclaimer – I don’t eat chocolate regularly for breakfast (I save that for dessert), and I’m not suggesting you should either. However, there are days that call for a bit of chocolate at the start – a lazy Saturday morning, ...

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