Category Archives: Breads

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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Dirty old bananas, 100% pure peanut butter, and chocolate chips are three of my favourite things. This is especially true when I can use all three in the same recipe to concoct a moist, delicious, and tasty peanut butter banana bread with mini chocolate chips on top! If you are thinking that dirty old bananas don’t sound very appealing, than you are thinking exactly what I was just thinking! How could something that looks so disgusting, so slippery (for all those folks who still think banana peels make you slip :)), and unappealing be SOO GOOD in banana bread, banana bars, or even banana muffins?  Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Flour vs. White Flour

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White Flour OR Whole Wheat Flour???

If you are thinking about changing your diet, and you want to notice some big changes, I suggest you look closer at the flours that you use in your everyday baked goods. One day, while in the kitchen, I asked myself “what if I started using whole wheat flour in some of my recipes?” In an attempt to make my recipes healthier this year, I have had to start substituting certain ingredients to make them friendlier to the health conscious consumer. As I was thinking about how this would affect my baked goods, I ended doing some research into the real differences between enriched white flour and whole wheat flour. The research was eye opening. Some of the following information may effect how you bake from now on, so read carefully! Continue reading


Spicy and Delicious Mexican Cornbread

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Craving some extra spice in your life? Today is your chance, if you gather the energy to bake this delicious spicy Mexican style cornbread. Not only does it involve a little more spice than your average cornbread, it incorporates Corn and Chile Salsa from Trader Joe’s, pepper jack cheese, and a red bell pepper! Continue reading


Sour Cream Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Banana Bars

These Sour Cream Banana Bars have some hidden tricks to them that you will want to know about. Before you bake these, make sure you note that there are a lot of bananas and flaxseed in this recipe. The reason I chose these ingredients is because they cancel each other out like none other. I know, I am baking at the same time I am thinking about staying regular! I want you to be regular and to not be constipated the next time you eat banana filled bars. The bananas will most likely try to bung you up meanwhile the flaxseed will counteract any of the bananas effects on you. The result is a perfectly well balanced treat. Now go ahead and try these bars and tell me what you think of this idea. I can speak first hand that these banana bars kept my household nice and regular!

PS: Overdo the flaxseed if you want to play a nice practical joke on someone!

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Spring Is In With Delectable Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns…the next step to being The Male Baker. Although they do take quite some time to make, they were worth every second of my time. They give the house an aroma that no one can resist. Store bought cinnamon buns do not compare to these at all.

Growing up my mom always used to make cinnamon buns that Jon, Ben, Amanda (my three sibs) and I would just go nuts over. Continue reading


Wee Leprechaun Irish Soda Bread

In light of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make a loaf that fit the occasion perfectly, Irish Soda Bread. Not only do the caraway seeds give it that very unique taste but they also make you feel a bit more Irish. Last night, we ate this bread like it was dessert because it was so good. Once you add honey or butter to it, you won’t stop eating it.

Although bread is a bit tougher to make, be certain that this recipe only takes 5-10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake. If you have not tried making bread before, why not give it a shot. You don’t have to wait for the next St Patties Day to try this recipe; Irish Soda Bread is great for any big feast. It pairs well with potatoes, beef and vegetables. Oh and thank you Janet for this amazing recipe! Continue reading