Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

Golden Yogurt Cake + Yogurt Cookbook Review

Technically, summer doesn’t end until September 22nd, and summer berries are still at the grocery stores, so I’d say that now is as good a time as ever to take advantage.

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And if you decide to make this cake after berries have long gone out of season, don’t worry! This can be served with any of your favorite fruits, or you could even make a berry syrup from frozen berries. IMG_4258

But really, the fruit is just a side note. This cake here is the star of the show. It’s soft and spongy, due to a generous serving of yogurt in its batter. It’s also got a sweet, buttery, citrusy flavor to it. Basically, it’s a perfect coffee cake to have on any occasion. (more…)

Mango Raspberry Cobbler

During the year, breakfasts at my house are normally pretty rushed with everyone either heading off to work or school, but during the summer we have much more time to relax and the result is some pretty good food. 

IMG_2966This Mango Raspberry Cobbler is one such example. It’s not hard at all to make, but it does require 30 minutes in the oven and it needs to cool down a bit afterwards, so it’s not something that can be made in a hurry. 

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But the mango and raspberries just complement each other perfectly, both tangy and sweet. And the crumble topping is light and almost granola-like, adding a wonderful crunch into the mix. (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…)

Sunny Pineapple Oatmeal

At my house, weekday mornings start early and are rushed, so breakfasts involve something quick and, normally, a bit boring: cereal, instant oatmeal, frozen waffles, omelets… 

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Weekend mornings are a totally different story. Weekend mornings involve sleeping in at least until the sun has risen. Weekend mornings involve waking up to delicious smells (well, everyone else wakes up this way – I’m normally the one preparing the aromatic meal) and a hot cup of coffee. 

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Weekend mornings often involve eating something hearty, sweet, delicious, and refreshing. That’s exactly why I chose to make this delightful Sunny Pineapple Oatmeal last weekend. It’s a very simple breakfast meal that can be made with little effort but has an amazing salty sweet taste. It has a combination of textures: soft, cooked oatmeal; crunchy sunflower seeds; juicy pineapple chunks.  (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…)

Applesauce + Apple Picking

The weather has already started to become a lot colder as fall creeps upon us. Last weekend, however, was sunny enough that my family and I decided to go apple picking. 

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This was our first time going  apple picking and we definitely came home with more apples than we had ever bought before. Of course, with so many apples, I had to think of a couple new recipes to whip up before these things went bad. 

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Luckily, I didn’t have too much trouble with the first recipe, since my German friend Sarah showed me how to make Apfelmus, or just applesauce in English. For anyone who’s a bit apprehensive about making applesauce from scratch, trust me, it’s worth it. After having this fresh applesauce, you’ll probably never want to eat Mott’s jarred sauced again.  (more…)