Breads

Authentic Irish Brown Bread

Authentic Irish Brown Bread

 For home-baked bread speedier than my Speedy No-Knead Artisan Bread, I bake Irish Brown Bread. A staple bread in Ireland, Irish Brown is different from soda bread for it’s distinctive large crumb texture and wheaty flavor with a touch of molasses. There’s no rise time, […]

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes Makes 8, 4” pancakes (or doubled, about 16 pancakes*) 1        cup all-purpose flour (spoon into measuring cup and level top) 2        Tbsp. medium-grind cornmeal, like Bob’s RedMill* 1        tsp. sugar (optional) 1/2     tsp. baking soda 1/4     tsp. baking powder 1/4     tsp. salt* […]

Speedy No-Knead Artisan Bread

Speedy No-Knead Artisan Bread

 January is National Baking Month, so even though I bake year-round (including microwave English Muffin Bread in summer), I thought it would be a good time to share this new (to me) speedy version of the no-knead bread I posted a few years ago. I […]

Corn Muffin ‘Turkeys’

Corn Muffin ‘Turkeys’

Making these little birds can keep kids or guests busy until the big bird is sliced!  All you need is corn muffins and dried fruit.

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Banana Avocado Muffins

Banana Avocado Muffins

Why add mashed avocado to muffins? Because avocados are full of polyunsaturated fat (‘good fat’), are a good source of fiber (about 9 grams per avocado), are high in minerals and phytonutrients like Vitamin E, C, folate, magnesium, AND can replace other fat in baking […]

English Muffin Bread – perfect for Summer

English Muffin Bread – perfect for Summer

Microwave English Muffin Bread Makes 1 loaf, about 16-20 slices. Recipe can be doubled. Bake one pan at a time. Adapted from Fleischmann’s Yeast recipe, shared by Wolf Appliance Butter and cornmeal for pan 2-3/4 cups all-purpose, unbleached, or part whole wheat flour (see variations […]

Dried Fruit & Nut Crisps

Dried Fruit & Nut Crisps

Bake your own crackers! As simple as slice ‘n bake cookies but more wholesome. Packed with dried apricots, raisins, pistachios, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and no added fat, these crackers are as easy as baking a quick bread then slicing and toasting.   For the recipe, jump on […]

Irish Raisin Soda Bread with Orange Zest

Irish Raisin Soda Bread with Orange Zest

I’m lucky St. Patrick’s Day inspired a loaf of Raisin Irish Soda Bread in my kitchen. All week I’ve enjoyed it sliced and spread with Irish butter. Want a bite? You can have a loaf ready in an hour, so get started! Visit RaisinYourNutrition for step-by-step to making […]

No-Added-Sugar Raisin Date Apple Muffins

No-Added-Sugar Raisin Date Apple Muffins

Muffins are ‘sweet’ for breakfast or snack. These fruit-sweetened muffins have no added sugar, thanks to raisins and dates blended into a puree, plus no added fat!  The dried fruit puree plus diced apples add enough moisture to replace butter or oil, yet retain a light cake-y crumb perfect for […]

Banana Raisin French Toast

Banana Raisin French Toast

Banana stuffed French toast is super easy to make in this oven-baked recipe. There’s no tricky bread pocket to slice and stuff. Just layer sliced bananas between raisin bread in a casserole dish then drench in a cream cheese custard and bake to a creamy-on-the-inside, […]