30 Minute Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Mini-loaf)

MOIST CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD BAKED INTO MINI LOAF MUFFINS   You’re really going to love this mini loaf banana bread recipe filled with chocolate chips especially if time is not on your side. It is by far the easiest muffin recipe I’ve ever created and completed in just 3o minutes. Did you know that bananas are the most popular fruit in the world? I didn’t either until I read up about it. The banana is, in fact, not a tree but a high herb that grows up to 15 metres. It is believed that there are almost 1000 varieties of bananas in the world, subdivided in 50 groups. The most commonly known banana is the Cavendish variety, which is the one produced for export markets. The creation of this banana chocolate chip muffin recipe started with the very ripe lone banana begging for attention in our fruit basket. I’m not a fan of fruit flies and once I noticed one that was it, something needed to be done. Last year we had a bit of a fruit fly disaster and we don’t want to repeat that if we can avoid it. Related: How to get rid of fruit flies […]

Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO ONE OF THESE HEAVENLY BARS   When I created this amazing recipe I wasn’t sure what to expect and like most home cooks and chefs, I hope for the best. Some recipes fail, many taste great and others like these Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies will send your taste buds into overdrive. Once the Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies cooled down and I took a bite I instantly knew what they reminded me of, a Cherry Bakewell Tartlet. I’ve had both the tartlet and the Cherry Bakewell Cake which I’ve seemed to combine into this very recipe to produce these blondie bars. Back in England everyone knows what a Cherry Bakewell is and since moving to Canada I miss some of the traditional sweets my mum used to make which I can’t buy over here. It is with great honour that I share with you this flavourful treat which you can have as a snack or dessert after a meal. You’re probably wondering what a Cherry Bakewell is? A Bakewell tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds.- Wikipedia I remember going to the […]

Unreal Creamy Avocado Chocolate Pudding

NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT YOUR SECRET INGREDIENT IN THIS AMAZINGLY SIMPLE DESSERT IS A HEALTHY AVOCADO!   Who knew that you could make desserts with avocado and the best part is no one will know your secret unless you tell them. I could be here all day naming the types of sweet treats that include avocado but one of our favourites is this creamy avocado chocolate pudding that will wow just about anyone who eats it. Avocados are showing up in all kinds of dessert recipes from chocolate avocado brownies avocado smoothies avocado mousse avocado cookies and cakes I created this easy chocolate pudding recipe for my wife since she is on a high-fat low-carb diet and occasionally likes something sweet to indulge in. We had a slightly sweeter version of an avocado chocolate pudding at a dinner party we attended at our neighbours house a few years back. We were in awe that the entire pudding was made from avocado! Shocked doesn’t begin to describe our reaction as it tastes exactly like regular chocolate pudding. What I like about this avocado chocolate pudding is that you can whip it up while your guests are having a chat or […]

Magically Moist Apple Cake with Butter Rum Raisin Glaze

GET READY TO BRING THIS MAGICAL APPLE CAKE RECIPE TO LIFE IN YOUR KITCHEN   Move over every apple cake recipe you’ve ever made because there’s a new apple cake in town and it’s bringing along that magically moist bite that all cakes should boast about. This is a simple apple cake that is unbelievably moist because I combined two everyday pantry ingredients that seem to marry well together, organic coconut oil and homemade applesauce. The best part about this recipe is that it bakes a thick apple cake and six large muffins in one batch which is perfect for those of you on the go or for the kids. If you’re looking for a dessert to bring to a back-yard summer party this is a wonderful treat because you won’t have to worry about the frosting melting under the sun. Related: Homemade Cherry Rhubarb Apple Sauce I personally enjoyed the muffins at work for breakfast or a snack when I didn’t have time to prepare something at home because I was running late. Even our son who is particular about the muffins he eats devoured this apple cake and asked for seconds using baby sign language that we taught […]

Copy Cat Dairy Queen Chocolate Dipped Bananas (Variations)

THESE FROZEN CHOCOLATE DIPPED BANANAS WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!   These frozen chocolate dipped bananas that I am going to introduce you to today are easy on the budget, simple to make and can be switched about to create different variations.What I love about them is how the banana becomes so creamy as if I’m eating banana chocolate ice-cream. If you have a kid’s birthday party coming up or any other occasion where banana lovers will be these are your easy treats to dish out to the guests. Chocolate is so versatile that we’ve managed to dip just about anything possible in it and call it chocolate dipped something or another. Frozen fruit dipped in chocolate is a decadent dessert that you can easily make or purchase as there are now shops that specialize in chocolate dipped fruit fresh or frozen. Chocolate Dipped Oreo’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Chocolate Dipped Asparagus.. haha just kidding. Chocolate Dipped Licorice Chocolate Dipped Pineapple Chocolate Dipped Kiwi If you aren’t craving chocolate yet then this recipe probably isn’t for you. My all-time favourite cold beverages is the Chocolate Banana Monkey. My wife happened to mention to […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

IMPRESS WITH THIS EASY STUFFED FRENCH TOAST   My wife is the person who introduced me to Canadian French Toast about 9 years ago since back in the UK it’s known as eggie bread which I would top with tomato sauce and not something sweet. The first time my wife made me French toast and drowned it with maple syrup I wasn’t sure what to think. Even worse was the breakfast sausages begging for a life-preserver. Her response, “Everyone likes sausages with maple syrup”.  I’m sure she only said that to entice me to eat it. Actually, I’m 100% sure she did. Related: Learn all about Grade A Canadian Maple Syrup I’ve warmed up to the taste over the years as well putting syrup on my eggie bread along with fresh fruits, yogurt and even hemp seeds. When my wife and I had extra strawberries we decided to create a Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast and you know what, I loved it and I hope you do too!   How do you make French Toast?   The simple way is to take thick sliced white bread of your choice, dip it in an egg mixture which is a couple […]

Almond Joy Cheesecake

BRINGING ALMOND JOY CHOCOLATE BAR TO LIFE   There is nothing more decadent than a luscious cheesecake especially my latest creation an Almond Joy Cheesecake. My family loves a luscious cheesecake no matter what the occasion, and are always eager to see what I will come up with next.  An Almond Joy chocolate bar was invented in 1948 and for those of you who may not have it available to you might be familiar with the Bounty Chocolate Bar which is basically the same thing. My family love my baking skills so much that they send me recipes and pictures to make for upcoming occasions. I’ve made a large cheesecake and small cheesecakes to share (sometimes), and mini cheesecakes, perfect for that afternoon sweet-tooth. This past Easter I wanted to do something a bit different for my cheesecake creation. I’ve done the traditional New York cheesecake, the copy-cat Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes, (White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle is my go–to Cheesecake it’s simply divine as well as their pecan pie pumpkin cheesecake (great for Thanksgiving) which turned out fabulous. I even have my older sister who has always been intimidated of baking a cheesecake experimenting in the kitchen successfully making my cheesecake […]

Five Alive Carrot Cake + Pre-Made Snack Cake Mix

A BAKING MISTAKE SOMETIMES MAKES THE BEST PRODUCT!   I have a long story about this Five Alive Carrot Cake and how it all came together but I’ll keep it as brief as possible since I know you will want to rush to the kitchen to start making it. Trust me when I say it won’t last long and you’ll know what I mean once you take your first bite. If you’re looking for some easy cake recipes that you can make ahead to take to summer parties or back-yard BBQ’s with your family and friends this Five Alive Carrot Cake travels well. Yesterday I noticed that there were no snacks in the house as the kids have been eating me out of house and home. This is not unusual at the moment as both boys are growing like weeds and they are always hungry. On a whim I decided that I would make a banana loaf as I used the one I had stashed in the freezer for soccer practice as a snack last week. Having looked in the fridge (remember I said the boys were growing like weeds) only to find no bananas left meant I wasn’t making […]

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