Coffee-Flavored Banana Cake

No, this is not your usual American coffee cake with the typical streusel topping. Instead, it’s a moist and tender banana cake infused with a lovely coffee flavor – perfect for anytime snack or as a light dessert after a meal. Delicious! {Adapted from the Sour Cream Banana Cake recipe from the Good Home Cooking […]

Banana-Nut Muffins

It’s always a wonderful feeling when a simple recipe yields fantastic results. I recently purchased a used Southern Living cookbook titled “The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook” for two bucks. :) I told Keith I couldn’t not buy the book. I mean it’s Southern Living’s ultimate cookbook…it says so in the title. Lol, that got a […]

Steamed Chocolate Banana Bread

With soaring temperatures, we avoid cooking indoors whenever possible. This essentially means no baking in the oven for the summer! As an alternative, I decided to get my “baked” goods fix through steaming (on our grill’s side burner) instead. Since bananas are always plentiful in our home, there would always be ripe bananas waiting to […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Feels like forever since I last posted something! “Has she fallen off the face of the earth?” some of you might wonder (I wonder about that often myself). However, the truth is nowhere near as dramatic. :) I’ve just been feeling sooooo… exhausted lately, and the weather is certainly not helping! I’m so sick of winter…..can’t […]

Banana Chiffon Cake

I think we’ve discovered another family favorite today. :D I first saw a banana chiffon cake recipe a few years ago but I never did get around to trying it. Then recently, I came across another banana chiffon recipe, this time in Martha Stewart’s new cake book – Martha Stewart’s Cakes. It renewed my interest once again and I […]

Banana-Nut Bread

I have to admit that ever since I’ve made our new favorite banana bread last fall, I’ve not been too motivated to try any new banana bread recipe. :D However, I’ve recently decided to participate in an on-going Bake-Along event that is co-organized by Zoe (of Bake for Happy Kids), and their current Bake-Along recipe just happened to be…banana bread! (I love it […]

Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

Update October 9, 2012: I just found out from Keith that the Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread is now his favorite banana bread. :D Last weekend, we took Alex to the mall just to have Auntie Anne’s pretzels. Yum! Anyway, while we were there, I took the opportunity to check out a few stores for some shirts. […]

Banana Crunch Cake

This recipe, from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book, showcases a delicious crunchy/chewy oats topping which contrasts nicely with the tender and moist banana cake. Although the cake turns out sturdier than its white flour counterpart, it is still light in texture – just how a cake should be. One of the reasons […]

Steamed Banana Cake

I came across this recipe a few weeks ago and realized that it’s been a while since I made anything “steamed.” I always feel it’s so tedious to have to wash an extra piece of equipment (the steamer). :) I gave the recipe a try (it was short and simple) and the cake turned out […]

Banana-Raisin Whole Wheat Bread

We always seem to have ripe bananas laying around in the kitchen and what better way to use them than to make banana bread. We eat banana bread a lot in this household. It makes a quick and delicious on-the-go breakfast or lunch, as well as a great snack for those hunger pangs in-between meals. […]