Archive for ‘Bread, Scones, & Muffins’

November 14th, 2013

Maple, Pumpkin & Cranberry Bread {with Oat Streusel Topping}

by Lauren

 

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Not only had I yet to use my brand new loaf pan but I’ve also been dying to make pumpkin bread. I finally had the time last weekend and after brainstorming a variety of flavor combinations for the recipe, I came up with this one. Maple and pumpkin, a match made in heaven.

It’s always awkward timing when I think of recipes and flavor combinations. Sometimes it’s right before I fall asleep and I roll over to half-asleep Chris … Read more...

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK3

These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK2

They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK1

But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins w Cinn Sugar Topping_LYK4

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October 17th, 2013

Toasted Coconut Chia Chai Banana Bread

by Chrissy

Coconut Chia Chai Banana Bread_LYK13

Sometimes you have some pretty gnarly ripe bananas, but just don’t feel like making plain old banana bread with them, it’s time to get crafty. I like to change up the banana bread flavor, quite often. Here’s proof:

Mango & Chocolate Chip

Healthy Cranberry Flaxseed

Almond Joy

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Bread 

Healthy Banana Carrot bread with Cranberries

And a personal favorite: Dark Chocolate Banana bread w/ Coconut

DIY Coffee Canister_LYK

Besides getting crafting with banana bread, I got a little crafty with … Read more...

July 26th, 2013

{Mango & Chocolate Chip} Banana Bread

by Chrissy

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK5

Mmmmm Mango.

Lately, I’ve been putting it in smoothies, Greek yogurt, and this chia seed pudding.

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK6

Here’s another great way to usefully employ a perfectly ripe mango: throw it in some chocolate chip banana bread. Oh yea, that’s what’s up.

This bread turned out super moist, so flavorful, and it was a crowd pleaser.

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK4

Truth be told, I was house-sitting in a huge house all by myself and needed something to do, since I couldn’t get to sleep. At … Read more...

July 8th, 2013

Peach Streusel Muffins

by Chrissy

Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK4

Peach cobbler baked into a muffin, that’s what these muffins are like. Super tasty, moist in the center with slightly crispy topping, these muffins are the way to go.
Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK2

If you didn’t know this already, I have a peach addiction, and these muffins help curb the withdrawals. In the summer, if I don’t have my daily peach/nectarine, I might go into beast mode.

Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK3

I blame this condition on the fact that I grew up with a lovely peach tree in … Read more...