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Breads:

Banana Nut Bread
Banana Nut Bread
There is a saying about lemons; “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Well maybe there should be one for bananas as well - when life gives you overripe bananas, make banana bread!  At least that is what I do.



 


Banana Pecan Bread
Banana Pecan Bread

This is my family's recipe for Banana Nut Bread. I think it originally came from my mother, Dorothy Hagerman. This is a moist, buttery banana bread loaded with banana flavor. It is very easy to make and so delicious!




 

Banana Pineapple Bread
Banana Pineapple Bread

This is a very moist and delicious tropical tasting banana bread. Very easy-to-make for your family. I made this bread a week ago and it was still moist and tasty.





 

Banana Yogurt Bread
Banana Yogurt Bread

This is a very moist and delicious banana bread. The use of yogurt in the recipe allows you to cut back on butter. Very easy-to-make for your family.

Gluten-Free Banana Yogurt Bread
This Gluten-Free Banana Yogurt Bread is a very moist and delicious banana bread. The use of yogurt in the recipe allows you to cut back on butter. I have also cut back on the sugar by substituting some sweetener for 1/2 of the sugar. A have some family and also some friends who are trying to cut back on the gluten in their diets. They inspired me to develop this easy-to-make banana bread. Give it a try - you will not be disappointed!


 

Blueberry Pecan Banana BreadBlueberry Pecan Banana Bread
This is a family banana bread recipe that I modified reducing the amount of butter with a substitution of non-fat Greek yogurt. I also added the fresh blueberries, Lemon zest, and cinnamon for an amazing flavor combination. Whether you enjoy a slice as a snack or for breakfast, this Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread is so flavorful, you won't need any butter.
 

 


 

Lemon Banana Zucchini Bread
Lemon Banana Zucchini Bread

I know this is a long title - but what do you do when you have several ripe bananas and zucchini squash in your kitchen? You make bread! This is a very moist and delicious banana bread. The texture is more cake-like than other quick breads. My husband loved it!

 


 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread
My youngest daughter loves to try different flavor combinations with banana bread. In this version, she took our family Banana Bread recipe and substituted peanut butter for half of the butter requirement. Peanut butter is a good butter substitute in baking to help lower the cholesterol. The real reason she made the substitution - is because she loves peanut butter! To top it off, chocolate chips also needed to be added. What could be a better flavor combination than bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate?
 


 


 

Reeses Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread
Here’s another variation on the Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread with Reeses Pieces candy added in. The Reeses Candy Pieces take the peanut butter flavour up another notch! Peanut butter is a good butter substitute in baking to help lower the cholesterol. The real reason she made the substitution - is because she loves peanut butter! To top it off, chocolate chips also needed to be added. What could be a better flavor combination than bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate?

 

 

Raspberry Chocolate Banana BreadRaspberry Chocolate Banana Bread
This is a family banana bread recipe that I modified reducing the amount of butter with a substitution of non-fat Greek yogurt. I also added the fresh raspberries and chocolate chips for an amazing flavor combination. It is very easy to make and so ridiculously delicious!
 


 


Banana Zucchini BreadSourdough Banana Bread
I'm always looking for new ideas and recipes for using my Sourdough Starter.

Sourdough Banana Zucchini Bread

 

Sourdough Banana Diabetic Bread
My doctor recently diagnosed me as a diabetic. Because of this, I'm having to kick my sugar and gluten habit! I have been experimenting with various low gluten flours and sugar substitutes in my baking. I have been amazed at all the different types of flours available that are lower in gluten than regular flour. I have also discovered Xylitol, a wonderful sugar substitute that doesn't have an after-taste.

 

Ultimate Banana Bread
Ultimate Banana Bread
This recipe for banana bread fascinated me, as it takes 6 bananas in the recipe. Also the bananas are heated, juiced, and the juice reduced! I had never heard of this technique before, so I just had to give it a try. I very slightly adapted a few instructions in the recipe. It was good, but not my favorite banana bread.


 

 


 

Desserts:


Brennan's Banana Foster
Brennan's Banana Foster

Recipe is from Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Little did anyone realize that Bananas Foster would become an international favorite and is the most requested item on the restaurant's menu. Thirty-five thousand pounds of bananas are flamed each year at Brennan's in the preparation of its world-famous dessert.

 


Banana Bisque with Cinnamon Croutons
This delightful Banana Bisque could be served either as an appetizer, soup entree, or even dessert. It is not only sensational tasting, but so easy to make!

 

Banana Cream Pie (Low Fat)
Banana Cream Pie (Low Fat)
have a wonderful friend who has asked me several times what I have in the house that is sweet to eat, which I usually do have something. Unfortunately, she is diabetic. Her desire for something sweet, gave me the idea to start working on some low fat, ADA compliant recipes. This recipe was the result of trying to stay within the limits of what we all should be eating in the way of fats and sugars while still tasting like a “real” dessert.



 

Banana Boat
Campfire Banana Boats
This is another childhood treat that will bring back memories. These delicious Banana Boats are like a S'mores, but made with bananas.
 


 

Cranberry Orange Banana smoothie
Cranberry-Orange-Banana-Spinach - Green Smoothie
From this recipe you can add different types of greens, different vegetables, more fruit or less and so on. Blend up a big batch and take with you to work or keep in a container in the fridge to drink on through out the day.


 

 

Flaming Bananas
Flaming Bananas

Another easy and spectacular dessert to serve your company. Learn how to Flambe.

 

 

 

 

Grilled Chocolate Bananas
Grilled Chocolate Bananas

This is a wonderful simple dessert to serve at the end of a barbecue. Even the kids love these bananas!
 



 

 

 

 



Miscellanous:

Mango Banana smoothie
Mango Banana-Cream Smoothie
This super food smoothie has loads of vitamin C and is low in calories and cholesterol. Go ahead, enjoy this rich and creamy dessert smoothie without an ounce of guilt.

 

 

 


Mango Melon Soup
This outstanding recipe is from Debbie Reynolds of Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins of Cascade, Colorado. Debbie says, "This recipe has become a huge hit with my guests. They always rave over it, eat every bite, and are amazed to have soup for breakfast. I serve three courses for breakfast, and a fruit dish is always my first course. If you love mangos, you'll love this recipe."

 


 

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie
Smoothies from the article called Blending vs. Juicing. Is it better to juice or blend? There is always a lot of discussion among my friends about whether they should juice fresh produce or blend whole foods.


 

Sweet Banana Peanut Butter Cookies
Sweet Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

These are so good!



 



Salads:

Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad

This is my favorite fresh fruit salad. My mother-in-law, Gertrude Zemp, taught me to make this when I was a young bride.  It is very refreshing and also low in calories. I use whatever fresh fruit is in season when making this salad. The banana dressing is very light and compliments the fruit. You will never want to make a "yucky" canned fruit salad again!

 

 


 

Fresh Fruit Salad with 1-2-3 Fruit Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with 1-2-3 Fruit Dressing

This is very refreshing and delicious fruit salad. I use whatever fresh fruit is in season when making this salad. The 1-2-3 Fruit Dressing is from an old Betty Crocker Cookbook. The combination of citrus fruits in the dressing gives the salad a wonderful delicious flavor!

 


 

 



 

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