Banana Bread (Vegan, whole-wheat)

Banana Bread (Vegan, whole-wheat)

As I write this, I’m fairly sure no one’s ever going to read this. Part of me hopes that I can keep it to myself, and that the problems will go away. That I’ll wake up in the morning, hit delete, post about honey apple ice cream and move on with my day. People have been talking more and more openly about their experiences with depression and anxiety and honestly. I’m so grateful for their stories and for their help in de-stigmatizing these mental disorders… making it ok to go…

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies – with the perfect hint of cinnamon

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies – with the perfect hint of cinnamon

These look just like normal chocolate chip cookies don’t they? They are so much more than that. As I mentioned in my last banana cookie post, baking with bananas is a challenge. I actually ended up coming up with these chocolate chip banana cookies while I was working on that double chocolate banana recipe, because I just wasn’t sure they were going to come together and I wanted a back up. And I may like these a little more. I love cinnamon. I love cinnamon and banana. I love cinnamon…

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

My favorite flavor combination in the world is chocolate and bananas. Chocolate banana smoothie? Yes. Chocolate banana ice cream? Bring it on. Chocolate banana cake? Give me a fork. I love it. So, with three overripe bananas in my freezer, I decided to make some chocolate banana cookies. I don’t know if you know this about banana, but it can do some weird things to your recipes – primarily making cookies more bready/muffiny. And that’s no good for cookies. A bready, muffiny cookie is just not what I’m looking for….

Super Simple Strawberry Banana Muffins

Super Simple Strawberry Banana Muffins

I love strawberries. My dad had an amazing vegetable garden growing up so every spring/summer, we’d go out and pick the strawberries and eat them right out of the garden. So, with strawberry season starting, I picked up a basket from the farmers market and decided to make something worthy of those childhood memories. Something simple, fruity, fresh. Simple Strawberry Banana Muffins – mini muffins. These are packed full of fruit and because of that they’re super moist and light. They’re certainly not dense and the banana flavor shines through as…

Chocolate Banana Tarts with Chocolate Stout

Chocolate Banana Tarts with Chocolate Stout

Today I bring you chocolate banana tarts with a twist – they’re made with a chocolate stout. I used this chocolate stout, but you can use whatever one you want. There are even chocolate peanut butter banana ones out there that would be good. Just use one you want to drink! Also, if you have never made a tart before, don’t worry, these are so easy. You just need special little tart tins (or a big one). They have bottoms that you push up to remove the pastry from the case –…

Raspberry Banana Muffins

Raspberry Banana Muffins

I go through food phases. Sometimes I’ll only eat breakfast for dinner, sometimes I like oatmeal, sometimes, eggs and sometimes I can’t figure out what I’d like to eat but I know it’s not any of that. So this time I decided to go for muffin. Muffins are these fabulous little versatile things that can taste like anything you want them to. Dessert-like chocolatey muffins, fruit-y muffins, fiber-y muffins. Muffins are awesome. A fun muffin story: Summer between 9th and 10th grade my sister and I were in a community…