• Banana Ganache Sundaes

    Ice Cream Sundaes with Bananas & Ganache

    July 9th, 2016

    This sundae doesn’t look very original but trust me- the addition of ganache blasts it into another stratosphere.  (I firmly believe that ganache makes everything better, including cakes, cookies, dry skin, hurt feelings and other emotions conveniently stuffed down by food.) I didn’t make the ice cream (I’ve never made ice cream- and now that […]

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  • Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    April 9th, 2016

    I was in an elevator on my way up to a really important work meeting last week when the idea for this recipe jolted me.  I thought that maybe the elevator cable had been cut, but it was just the impact of divine inspiration: you need to stuff chocolate macaroons into banana muffins. Fantasizing about Ways […]

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  • Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    September 19th, 2015

    Yeah, yeah, I know- you’ve seen me make this one before. But this one is different- and dare I say, superior to the other Banana Coconut Cream Pie that I baked for you a couple of years ago. Why, you ask? Oats.  In the crust. And cooler-looking coconut, toasted and sprinkled on top of the pie.  (When […]

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  • Healthy Banana Coconut Smoothie

    Healthy Banana Coconut Smoothie

    February 28th, 2015

    Are you feeling like being a good little healthy person?  Especially since it’s so close to your January 1st intention to eat like a healthy person does?  Well, look no further.  This recipe reeks of health and it doesn’t even taste like it. As a rule of thumb, when you throw chia seeds into anything […]

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  • Rum Spice Banana Muffins with Pecans

    Rum Spice Banana Muffins with Pecans

    January 21st, 2015

    How many more ingredients could I cram into the title of this recipe? I’d have added every single one of the following stunning additions to entice you, but thought the current extend-a-name was verging on ridiculous to begin with: Rum Cinnamon Orange Nutmeg Pecans Bananas (obviously) So there you have it- add the above-mentioned flavors […]

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  • Banana Chocolate Cookie Bars

    Banana Chocolate Cookie Bars with Coffee Glaze

    December 27th, 2014

    Yes, we have no bananas! Remember that 1920s song?  Me neither- but I’ve always liked the title, so there. I do have bananas.  Two, in fact, and they’re ripe and ready.  When I have three or four waiting on the counter to be put to use in their respective afterlives, I’ll make my Banana Nut […]

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  • White Chocolate Cranberry Banana Muffins

    White Chocolate Cranberry Banana Muffins

    December 6th, 2014

    I will always always always be modifying banana bread and muffins, until the day that my hands are gnarled from arthritis at the age of 96, or if I’m lucky, 97. I love banana bread/muffins, and alternate between my two favorite recipes: Banana Nut Muffins (a bit more rich and buttery, so therefore my true […]

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  • Banana Chocolate Chip Healthy Muffins

    Banana Chocolate Chip Healthy Muffins

    October 11th, 2014

    Look at them. All 15 of them. 15 Ghirardelli chocolate chips taunting you, begging to be devoured. I should mention that the 15 chips (on the muffin on the right, just in case you’re confused) are merely the chips on top of the muffin, whereas an entire gang of premium chocolate chips have taken up residence inside of […]

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  • Blueberry Preserve-Stuffed Banana Muffins

    Blueberry Preserve-Stuffed Banana Muffins

    October 1st, 2014

    Imagine for a second that you have a banana muffin and it’s stuffed with what can really only be described as blueberry pie filling. It’s happening.  Right here, right now, in this post. I used this super-cool gadget that let me bake the muffins with a hole in them, so I could fill them with […]

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  • Banana Chocolate CHip Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Banana Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    September 17th, 2014

    This is a bar that really just wants to be a banana cake, because of its sort-of-cakey consistency and the fact that it has a thick layer of cream cheese frosting going on all over the top of it. I don’t care if we call it a bar or a cake or a bread or […]

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  • Mochanana Cake

    Mochanana Cake

    June 28th, 2014

    I am a girl who loves banana bread.  And although I can’t do coffee anymore (still mourning the fact that my stomach says an adamant No to caffeine, even decaf tea and coffee, boo hoo), I bake with it as often as I can so I can live vicariously through the lives of the lucky […]

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  • Chocolatey Banana Bread

    Chocolatey Banana Bread

    May 7th, 2014

    This banana bread is basically a chocolate cake, and for that reason you will love this recipe (and me) forever. This recipe makes two lovely loaves, and takes care of those spotty old bananas on your counter.  And it hits that craving for a dense, rich cake right in the banana bullseye. Bonus moment:  if […]

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  • Monster Banana Chip Muffins

    Monster Banana Chip Muffins

    April 23rd, 2014

    Bigger is better when it comes to muffins, eh? (Except when you’re talking about the muffin tops that spill over a perfectly good pair of jeans.  Of course.) These muffins don’t look that big in the picture, and for that I am bummed.  I bought these rather gargantuous (word?) muffin cups from I don’t remember […]

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  • Banana Dark Chocolate Cookies

    Banana Dark Chocolate Cookies

    February 15th, 2014

    These might blow your mind. Picture a banana bread studded with dark chocolate chunks- a really freaking amazing banana bread with dark chocolate chunks, mind you- but then warp the image of bread in your mind and turn it into a cookie.  Got it?  Yes, it’s true.  It happened.  Banana bread became a cookie, and […]

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  • Chocolate Banana Buttermilk Cupcakes w. Truffle Frosting

    Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Banana Truffle Frosting

    January 22nd, 2014

    Yes, this dessert happened.  And there’s no turning back.  My life will never be the same and now yours will never be either. On the ‘How Incredible Are These, Really?’ scale, I think I have to give them a ‘Really Freaking Incredible’ rating (nearing the territory of ‘Total and Utter Perfection’, only awarded to the […]

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  • Dark Chocolate Banana Truffles

    Dark Chocolate Banana Truffles

    September 25th, 2013

    Wow. Gooey and chewy and sweet on the inside.  Crunchy dark chocolate coating on the outside.  (I know you’re sold.  You could stop reading now and just skip to the recipe, based on that succinctly wooing description, I know.) Another wow: this is the easiest recipe you’ll make since the Quickie Toffee Graham Cracker Cookies were […]

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  • Banana Coconut Cream Pie

    Banana Coconut Cream Pie

    June 1st, 2013

    I have been holding this recipe out on you.  But I think you deserve to know about it now. It’s one of my Top 10 Desserts Ever- and trust me when I tell you it’s a long, long, long list that I’ve carefully selected the Top 10 from.  It might even make my Top 5, […]

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  • Buttermilk Banana Mini Muffins

    Buttermilk Banana Mini Muffins

    May 15th, 2013

      What is better than a cakey, soft banana muffin in the morning, made rich with buttermilk? Oh, I know- a buttermilk banana muffin with butter melting all over it. Seriously- these muffins are so light that they’re almost like little cakes.  I can’t think of a better way to start the morning.  (Unless you […]

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