Coffee Walnut Banana Bread

coffe walnut banana bread

Tis the season!   And while there is no escaping the whirlwind of shopping and decorating and wrapping and yes, cooking, it's even more important to grab those little moments that the holidays are here to celebrate.  Decorating the Christmas tree with those finally home for a little while college kids.  Watching Love Actually for the millionth time with your honey.  Taking a nap with your dog in your fleece Grinch pajamas.  And sharing a little sweet something with friends you don't get to see NEARLY enough.  Something like this sweet and spicy coffee walnut banana bread! Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Jam!

banana jam

There they are again.   Those brown speckled bananas that you were SURE were going to be long gone by now, but they are.  But before you reach once again for that trusty banana bread recipe, walk on the wild side with me.  Break out the brown sugar and the cinnamon and let's make some easy, no scary canning involved, spicy, creamy banana jam.  Yep, banana jam. Read More & Get the Recipe

Skillet Banana Walnut Bread


I seem to be all about the bananas lately.  Banana pancakes, banana cake and now this warm and wonderful cross between a banana coffee cake and banana bread, which cooks up in a skillet for extra coziness.  There's something about things cooked in skillets that has me at hello.  From spaghetti and meatballs to whole chickens to buttered corn, if it cooks up in a skillet, I'm in.  So go find your best oven-proof skillet and let's make banana bread! Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Cake with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting


Oh, this cake.  I love it for so many reasons.  I love it because of its delectable banana goodness.  I love it because I make it in my blender.  I like it because it comes out perfectly every single time.  I love it because it is one of those cakes where you only have to frost the top and not the sides (I am never good at frosting the sides.  It's a thing.  I don't know why.)  I love it because it it gets made in a springform pan so there is no will-the-cake-come-out-of-the-pan-without-falling-apart anxiety.  I  LOVE THIS CAKE! Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Pancakes with Maple Rum Syrup


This is one of those things where you smack your forehead and realize that you have unthinkingly lived never-you-mind how many years on this earth without putting bananas in your pancake batter.  Literally hundreds of bananas have traveled through my kitchen, and while we've been very happy with the banana bread and the banana muffins and the banana bites, we've been missing out on the banana pancakes.  So to make up for lost time, I made them for dinner the other night...with maple rum syrup on the side.  Can you say dessert for dinner? Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Bread Ice Cream Shooters


I have so much to explain about these little lovelies pictured above!  Let me start by saying exactly what they are: crumbled up banana bread layered with a little vanilla ice cream and a few walnuts, all drizzled with caramel sauce.  And served in shooter glasses, so they are just the right amount of dessert for those times when you've had a lovely satisfying dinner but still want just a bite or two of something sweet.  That's the easy part to explain...but there's more to the story! Read More & Get the Recipe