Apple Banana Bread

Recently, we went apple picking and got a bit carried away which has resulted in an over abundance of apples. After making jam, apple pie filling, apple desserts, and just plain eating apples everyday, I still need to find ways to use these guys up! Today I also realized we had 3 very ripe bananas…

Perfect Crusty Bread

I love freshly baked bread. Crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Bread is awesome. But baking bread can seem daunting. All the kneading and rising and damp cloths. Even yeast intimidates me. So I bought a bread machine. And frankly, it is pretty awesome. I add ingredients and…

Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread

This banana bread is not quite as moist as my normal “go-to banana bread,” so it is prefect to pop in the toaster in the morning for a quick breakfast. Plus it has the added health benefits of whole wheat and oats. Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/3 cup…

Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are tender, sweet, and bursting with blueberries; they might just make you look forward to waking up. 🙂 Ingredients: 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used nonfat because that’s what I had) 3/4 cup milk (I used 1%) 4 Tbsp…

Best Ever Cornbread

If you like dry crumbly cornbread, this recipe is not for you. This cornbread is just the right amount of sweet, perfectly moist, and super delicious. Try it with my Meaty Chili, and it will warm your soul…or at least your belly. Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/4 cup milk 1/4…

Cranberry Pecan Bread

If you buy large bags of cranberries in the fall and keep them in your freezer you can enjoy this delicious holiday bread all year round! Ingredients: 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2/3 cup milk 1 Tbsp grated orange zest 1/3 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is best) 1 large egg, lightly beaten…

Quick Dinner Rolls

These rolls are soft and fluffy and, most importantly, ready in an hour! Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 package Rapid Rise Yeast 1 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup water 2/3 cup milk 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, sliced into 4 pieces 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice Directions: Whisk together flour, sugar,…

Banana Bread

I’ve tried and tweaked more banana bread recipes then I can count. After many trials and errors, I believe this is by far the best banana bread ever! Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 3 ripe bananas (about 13 ounces), mashed…