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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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almond butter banana bread

August 24, 2012

Banana bread reminds me of a favorite pair of worn-in slippers – comfortable, predictable, consistent. A thick slice slathered with butter alongside a steaming mug of coffee is one of life’s small pleasures. When a craving for banana bread struck me this week, I longed ...