Banana and Coconut Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread recipe is one that I keep going back to, and playing with along the way.  It’s simple to make, reliable and has great flavour.  Looking for something a little different and borrowing an earlier idea of adding strawberries, I threw in 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries to the mixture and a few…

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I’ve had a bag of coconut flour hanging out in my pantry now for about 12 months, that I purchased on impulse one day.  I tried using it once and found it so absorbent that it ruined a recipe that the rest has been languishing until this week. A visit from my niece who is…

Banana and Walnut Bread a la Jane Grigson

Banana bread gets a bit of a bad rap out there I think.  There is so many commercial versions that really leave a lot to be desired in both flavour and texture of the loaf.  To be honest, I tend to look at my banana bread as being more of a cake in name and…

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothies

Smoothies are the flavour of the moment for me at the moment.  I was longing for a change of breakfast and then along came my cook book challenge and an impending detox on the horizon.  The detox is a whole other story that I won’t go into in this particular post, but suffice it to…

Banana and Walnut Bread For Everyone

I love that food starts conversations, and fuels sharing like nothing else I know.   A previous post of wheat free peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies resulted in a number of conversations about catering for a growing number of allergies and intolerance for the people I know and love around me.   So much so…

Bill’s Banana Butterscotch Pudding

Puddings really are quite an amazing dessert in my recent experience of making them.   Quite often they take very little time to create, don’t really require any special ingredients, and are perfect for filling up your tummy on a cold winters evening. Recently I had a whole stash of banana’s sitting on the kitchen…

Variety is the spice of life….

Looking to spice up your familiar recipes? This is another variation for of what you can do with my Banana Bread Recipe.  Try slicing a fresh pear ( I used boscolo so it would keep its shape) and add it to your loaf.   I peeled the pear, and then cut some and added it…

Blueberry, Coconut and Banana Cake… another ever evolving recipe

Tweaking recipes is all a part of the fun when it comes to cooking.  Putting your own personal touch onto a dish modifying the flavour, texture or substituting ingredients to suit dietary requirements.  I love that the more that I cook the more I feel comfortable playing with recipes knowing what should and shouldn’t work. …

Banana & Apricot Bread

I was fortunate enough to receive Donna Hay’s latest recipe book (Fresh & Light) earlier this month as a birthday present.  I’ve been a fan of her work for well over a decade.  Her recipes are always simple (not too many ingredients) and easy to follow, encouraging you to mix and match ingredients and learn…

Banana and Choc Chip Muffins

I always think muffins should be a really quick easy treat to make.  For some reason though,  I don’t have the muffin magic to get mine the way I picture them in my head.   I love the flavour combinations I create, but the texture has always been a bit wet and not quite as…

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Banana Muffins

Yup…..once again I have mushy banana’s in need of saving on my kitchen counter.  One would think I am not very good at shopping to our needs….or maybe I have an ulterior plan in place…. So combined with leftover easter chocolate still tempting my household, I thought once again I would turn them into a…

Karen’s Banana Bread

Bananas…..seems I am on a bit of a roll with them at the moment, but I have to admit, all along this has been the recipe I’ve been dying to make.  I’m not sure why I didn’t do it first, except perhaps for the time involved.  It’s by far my favourite thing to make with…