Archive of ‘Breads and Pancakes’ category

Whole Wheat English Muffins

Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with to-go breakfast ideas that I can easily eat at work. The other day, I remembered we had English muffins in the freezer and thought they would be perfect!Whole Wheat English Muffins.10

But when I took them out, I could tell right away that they were freezer burned (honestly not sure how long they had been there…) so I decided I would make some English muffins myself the following weekend. Homemade is better anyway, right?Whole Wheat English Muffins.6

These whole wheat muffins are amazing! They rise tall, have a perfect crumble, and have a nice, hearty touch due to the whole wheat. My ideal English muffin is toasted with some salted butter, topped with some raspberry jam! (more…)

Banana Bread Pancakes

Bananas are definitely a staple fruit in my house, but they are also the only fruit that seems to always be going bad. Maybe “going bad” is the wrong expression, but none of us like to eat them once they turn too soft and brown. Banana Bread Pancakes.4

Of course, brown bananas are amazing for many reason. Reason number being this pancake recipe. These pancakes are light and fluffy but also have the full flavor of the aromatic banana bread that we all know and love. Banana Bread Pancakes.7

In a lot of ways, these pancakes are even better than the classic bread. First of all, there’s the instant gratification: no need to wait an hour for this to bake and no need at all to wait for it to cool (because pancakes are also hotcakes).  (more…)

Perfect Chocolate Chip Pancakes + My Etsy Shop!

Yes, you read that post title correctly: these are the perfect chocolate chip pancakes. Why? Because they’re fat and fluffy, made with whole wheat flour, and you can whip them up in minutes. 

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But, before I give you the recipe, I’d like to announce the opening of my new Etsy shop! Last week I worked on setting up my site (etsy.com/shop/jackiesdelights) where I’ll be selling handmade accessories, purses, pouches, and hopefully some laptop sleeves too. 

etsy shop.1Currently, there are scarves, headbands, and zipper pouches and I hope to be adding more summery items. I also enjoy knitting and crocheting but will probably wait until fall to post the bulk of those items.  (more…)

Healthy Banana Bread

Bananas go bad pretty quickly in my house so I’ve tried various recipes to use the fruits before they completely rot. Banana bread is always the first thing that pops into my head as a recipe idea, and I’ve tried several different banana bread recipes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve reached perfection with this one (the only addition one might have is some walnuts).  

iced banana bread.5This bread is made perfectly moist with three whole bananas and half a cup of yogurt, as well as with the creamy glaze on top. Unlike a pound cake, this is a light and soft bread. 

iced banana bread.2And, since this is made with little butter and sugar, and a lot of fruit and yogurt, you don’t need to feel bad about going for seconds (or thirds or fourths…). Use whole wheat flour instead of white and this treat is made even better. And the glaze is completely optional; the bread is still super delicious without it.  (more…)

Banana Crumb Cake

A lot of people make banana bread when their bananas begin to over-ripen. I love banana bread, but sometimes it can be just a bit boring. So if you’re like me, looking for a bit more of a sweet treat, try this super amazing and delicious banana crumb cake!

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As you can see in this little diagram I have going in the picture above, this banana cake contains apple sauce bits baked right into it, a delicious, buttery crumble topping, and a sweet glaze to top it all off. 

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I’m honestly not sure if banana cake can get better than this.  (more…)

Strawberry Dessert Pancake

Looking for an excuse to have breakfast for dinner? Want another sweet twist on the classic pancake? 

Strawberry dessert pancake.3Well then you have to make this recipe. And making a pancake cake is actually a great idea for any type of pancake recipe you have, however I would definitely recommend you try this one. These pancakes aren’t your average. They’re light, sweet, buttery, and just a melt-in-your-mouth kind of delicious. 

Strawberry dessert pancake.2And this strawberry filling truly is a great match for the pancakes as it is also light and sweet.  (more…)

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Weekend mornings begin with awesome breakfasts at my house. Since we recently cooked the massive pumpkin we bought a while back, I have been on my quest to find the best pumpkin recipes. 

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It came to me that I should make pumpkin pancakes, as pancakes are a popular item at my house. After my first bite of these delicious treats, I realized that it was a recipe that I would need to make again these next couple of weeks (depending on how long our pumpkin supply lasts).  (more…)

Rustic Apple Tart

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We’re already in October and in lieu of caramel apples, I made this delicious apple tart. It has a wonderfully flaky crust (that doesn’t require pastry puff!), is layered with apples, and is topped with a soft caramel coating. This dessert is also much easier to make than pie, so that’s even more reason to get cooking!

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First, you will make the dough. Chop two sticks of cold butter (if you must cheat, it can be slightly warm to make mixing easier) and mix them with your flour mixture. Once the combination resembles small chunks, you can add the 1/2 cup cold water. Knead the dough until it forms a ball as pictured above. Refrigerate.  (more…)

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