Tagged with banana

Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins

Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins

The banana-chocolate chip combination is hard to beat. Add pecans, and you’ve got an¬†irresistible muffin. I kid not. I based this recipe on The Silver Palate Cookbook’s banana bread recipe. I can’t remember exactly when I realized that the quantity of batter required for one loaf of banana/zucchini bread ¬†would make exactly 12 muffins, but … Continue reading

Banana Crepe Cake with Butterscotch Walnut Glaze

Banana Crepe Cake with Butterscotch Walnut Glaze

I can’t think of a better recipe to mark my return to foodblogging. After three weeks of paper-writing and late-night studying, I inaugurated the beginning of summer 2012 with another brunch potluck. As fussy as this Smitten Kitchen recipe seemed at first glance, it was actually incredibly easy. I modified it slightly due to time … Continue reading

Banana Oatmeal Bars

I just today discovered FriesenCold’s recipe for banana oatmeal bars, but trust me, this will not be the only time I make them. These bars come together quickly, require very few ingredients, and are so versatile! I snacked on one today while waiting for my daal to finish simmering, and I’ll probably have another topped … Continue reading

Basic Granola

I’m not going to lie, this granola won’t knock your socks off. It’s not very sweet, nor does it use esoteric ingredients in creative ways. Think of it more as the classic black tank top in your wardrobe: you can build endless outfits with it. Try different add-ins, vary the spices, or add different grains. … Continue reading

Smoothies Galore!

By the end of the week, my motivation to cook is nearly gone. The resulting meals are generally 1) leftovers, 2) salads, or 3) smoothies. Two weeks into the August heat, #3 has become especially tempting. I’m including below two smoothie recipes. The first one I made for ‘dinner’ last night, in a fit of … Continue reading