All posts tagged: banana

Peach & Banana Cake

That’s it. That’s the only lonely picture I took of a cake that went down a storm when I brought it to work. The reason I am posting the recipe is solely based on the kindness of their compliments about this little peach cutie. I don’t usually make anything for my work friends and I was feeling a little guilty. So I whipped this up because it was peach season, I had several peaches on the verge of death and it sounded so good. I promised myself if no one liked it at work, I wouldn’t make anything else because it’s a waste. But, almost every bite was gone. So proud 😀 For a cake, it’s a breeze to make. No frosting but covered in some beautifully fanned peach slices. It’s inviting, beautiful and smells amazing. Recipe adapted from | Julia’s Album Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1/2 stick butter ( I used vegan butter, Better than Butter) 3/4  cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 …

Banana & Nutella “Ice Cream”

You know already I’m trying to trick you, right? This recipe has been woven into the fabric that is Pinterest and has been around for a while. So you probably already know that people are whipping their frozen bananas into an ice cream like dessert. I tried it once last year in my blender to no avail, I could not get that damn banana to turn into ice cream. It was actually just not pleasant, it just tasted like icy banana. The consistency was all wrong. This year I persevered since I got a new food processor…and VICTORY! The consistency was much better and I was really reminded of banana ice cream. You can take this basic recipe and create any new flavors you want. It’s really versatile. As a tried and true ice cream lover I will tell you honestly that it doesn’t taste exactly like ice cream, but it is really delicious in its own right and much healthier for you. So give it a whirl and see what you can do. Summer …

Chocolate + Roasted Banana Bread

My main concern while making this bread was that it was moist. I cannot STAND to eat a dry chocolate bread or cake. It’s a travesty. I wanted to use only whole white wheat flour and I did not want to add any oil, so I was a bit concerned. I used a nice dollop of butter and lots of other wet ingredients which I believe help make this a nice and moist quick bread. However, what it is not, is very sweet. There is some sweetness from the brown sugar but I suggest adding one or more of the following to make it sweeter if you prefer it: at least one more banana, 1/2 cup of fruit compote or 1/2 cup of sweetener. Ingredients:  2 bananas, sliced in half 2 1/2 blocks of chocolate; or about 1 1/2 ounces 1 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup loose packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbs butter, melted 1 …