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Going Bananas for Banana Bread

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So this lovely Saturday morning, I had the worst leg cramps and thought, “I’m going to make banana bread!”

I must say, it was the best batch, ever.



  • 1 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 5 semi ripe bananas(mashed)
  • 3 eggs (I only used 1 yolk)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of bourbon vanilla extract
  • 3 Ferraro Rocher chocolates (roughly crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or 3 teaspoons of baking powder)
  • Nuts (optional)


  1. Mix mashed bananas with maple syrup.
  2. In a bowl, mix brown sugar with eggs and banana mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda (or baking powder) and spiff into the mixture of brown sugar, eggs, and bananas. *note that it’s very important that you spiff your flour, or the texture of the batch will come out uneven.
  4. When the mixture is smoothly blended, add vanilla extract.
  5. Pour onto a baking tray (I usually cover mine with foil to save cleanup time)
  6. Sprinkle a handful of brown sugar over the mixture and the crushed Ferraro Rocher chocolate pieces (add any kind of nut mixture if you like)
  7. Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  8. Let it cool before serving.

Bon Appetit!


Winter Berry Clafoutis

This simply looks delicious!


  • 4 cups of berries (fresh or frozen, thawed, frozen pre-)
  • 1 tbsp honey,
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar
  • 7/8 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml low-fat cream
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Warm the honey and pour on berries – set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. Separately, whisk whisk eggs, milk and cream. Add liquid ingredients to dry. Stir until smooth.
  4. Baking dish greased with butter, sprinkle with sugar. Put berries, pour batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The finished dessert, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes and serve.


Brown Sugar Hand Softener

I don’t know about you, but having rough hands makes me self-conscious, especially when I have to shake hands with strangers everyday. So let’s try and avoid that situation all together ! I found this recipe – it makes for one treatment but it’s very convenient as you can find these ingredients in around your house!


  • 1/4 cup course brown sugar
  • Baby oil to make into a paste


  1. Mix together.
  2. Using a hand washing motion apply the mixture to the hands.
  3. Continue the washing motion for a minute then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.


Cinnamon Banana Oat Muffins (with Chocolate)

So I saw this recipe for Banana Cardamon Muffins on another blog (emmycooks)yesterday, decided to make something aside from banana  cake. But lo and behold, I couldn’t find any Cardamon at the grocery store, so I switched it up and winged my own makeshift recipe!


  • 3 bananas
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup fat free milk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Mash bananas. Then add brown sugar, milk, oats, and eggs. Mix thoroughly!
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cinnamon, cocoa powder, (and a half cup of chocolate chips or nuts if you want)!
  3. Stir the dry and fluid ingredients together and pour into cooking pan (I used muffin liners, be sure to oil the sides or half your muffin is going to stick to the pan!)
  4. Bake at 360 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. Set out and let the muffins cool for a good 5 minutes before eating!