Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {paleo, GF}


I was nervous about making this bread because previous attempts at paleo banana bread turned out dry and undercooked at the same time. How does that happen you ask? The middle was undercooked (but moist) while the edges were dry. Like dust. The recipe used coconut flour. I am not bowled over by coconut flour,…

Banana Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I have vivid memories of pancakes from my childhood. I grew up eating pancakes. My mom and grandma both made a fantastic buttermilk pancake but they always turned out sort of flat. The vivid memories of flavored pancakes take me back to sleepovers I had as a child. For about a year or so, I…

Easy Paleo Cookie Dough Ice Cream


From the title of this post you should realize that the recipe for this “ice cream” is frighteningly easy. All it is is frozen banana chunks, almond butter, salt, vanilla and cacao powder whirled in a food processor with some edible cookie dough thrown in. It is not like real ice cream. You see that…

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


If you’ve seen a lot of banana posts recently it’s because I have bananas that I need to get rid of before they totally spoil. After making some cookies, I was toiling with what other dishes I could make to use up the four bananas sitting on my counter. The obvious banana bread/muffins came to…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats


It’s been hot here in Southern California considering it’s nearly the end of October. One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast on a hot California morning is a nice cool jar of overnight oats. I think we can all agree that peanut butter and banana are pretty amazing together. This is probably the…

Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl


The first time I had an Acai Bowl was, embarrassing, not that long ago.It was when I moved back to California (two years ago) at Acai King in Huntington Beach. I chose the peanut butter banana flavor and watched him scoop a humongous portion of peanut butter into the already prepared Acai mix. It was…

Chunky Monkey Warm Oats Bowl


Maybe you’re reading the title of this blog (and thinking back to my Warm Oats Bowl with Superfoods blog) and wondering… what the hell is the difference between a warm oats bowl and oatmeal? I like to think of warm oats bowls as oatmeal’s indulgent (yet still healthy) cousin. On weekends when I make these…

Banana Bread & PB Chocolate Chip Cookies


Over a week ago I bought a bunch of bananas to make a bunch of banana “ice-cream.” I guess I was overzealous in my thoughts because after a week passed the bananas were still sitting on my counter only by then they were too brown to eat and past the point where I would want…

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan}


I’ve seen recipes for vegan banana “ice cream” floating around Pinterest for a while now. I’m big into real ice cream (have my own ice cream maker and cardboard pints for storing in the freezer) so I thought I would try out the substitute and see how it compares. This particular recipe was found at…

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


I saw amazing pictures for double chocolate banana bread on Pinterest the other day but when I tried to go to the website linked to the picture, Pinterest had blocked me. I got an error messaging letting me know that the site was reported as spam. Damnit! So I searched high and low clicking on…

Big, Thick and Hearty Two-Ingredient Low-Carb Pancakes {gluten-free}


I’m one week into my New Year’s “diet” and less than successful having lost -.2 pounds (if you understood what I said there that means I actually gained .2 pounds this week). I mean who wants to restrict what they eat only to gain weight? But let’s not focus on that. I’ve discussed my “diet” extensively…

Green Smoothie {protein-powder free}


I haven’t been feeling all that wonderful this week and have been trying to add more fruits and veggies into my day in an effort force my body into feeling better. After months of seeing beautiful smoothies on Sophie’s’ Foodie Files and several discussions regarding the most nutritious ingredients for a low carb, high protein…

Chocolate Covered Banana Nut Flapjacks


I think I’ve been eating too many flapjacks recently. Or maybe eating too much in general. It seems that I’ve gained four pounds in four weeks. Add that to the four pounds I gained in April (what is it with me gaining weight in months that begin with “A”?) and that puts me up eight…

Elvis Impersonator Pancakes


I’ve read up on the topic of Elvis and his fondness for peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches and apparently it isn’t conclusive whether his favorite sandwich involved bacon or not. But it definitely involved peanut butter and banana. (A sandwich I lived on as kid!) That being said, I named these pancakes Elvis Impersonator…

Pumpkin Banana Bread


One time when I was in Seattle with my friend Diana and her husband Rob, Diana introduced me to bananas as a breakfast food. I’d never really thought of a banana as breakfast without something like pancakes, cereal or oatmeal beneath it. As a traveling saleswoman, bananas were the breakfast she dined on often when…

Banana Oat Bran Pancakes


I spent my Saturday morning and afternoon cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, which meant throwing out expired goods and taking stock of my ingredients. I found I had an inordinate amount of almond extract along with more oat bran than I know what to do with. (I can’t imagine why I ever would have bought…

Buttermilk Sour Cream Banana Pancakes


I am a lover of pancakes. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner every day of the week and probably not get sick of them. This morning I offered to make pancakes for my dad who is visiting from Milwaukee. The last two mornings we went out to eat for breakfast but decide…

Sour Cream Banana Oatmeal Waffles


I am a terrible waffle batter pourer. No matter how conservatively I distribute the batter there seems to be pouches of batter that spill from the sides; however, the finished product inevitably has pockets of batter that haven’t reached the edges of the iron. I can’t seem to get a full waffle no matter how…

Zucchini Banana Bread


Last week my coworker – Cody – who is always willing to try whatever is I’ve been baking, brought me a bag full of veggies he got from a friend who’s a farmhand. The bag full of veggies was comprised mainly of cucumbers – which Cody hates, a few pearl onions, and one large zucchini….