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Chocolate Chip Banana Loaffins

23 Apr

chocolate chip banana bread

Ok, so you know when you’re cruising around Sam’s Club during the holidays and you have baking on the brain and the idea of buying a 25 lb. bag of chocolate chips seems brilliant?  And you know when April rolls around and you still have 24 of the 25 lbs. of chocolate chips sitting in your cupboard threatening to start developing that weird white crud on them?  Yes? No?  Perhaps, it’s just me.

My first attempt at using up the chocolate chips was a recipe for whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.  I tortured the whole family with the delicious smell of freshly baked cookies only to find out that chocolate chip cookies are only yummy if no attempts are made to stop them from being really, really ridiculously bad for  you.  My husband relentlessly bitched and complained about how awful they were.  I choked a couple down just to prove him wrong but later in a show of mock self pity I finally admitted to the crimes I committed against nature by using whole wheat flour in a chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Seriously, it was gross.

But then, I came across a whole wheat chocolate chip muffin recipe on the King Arthur Flour website.   I had a squishy banana hanging around so I decided to add it to the mix and do a loaf instead of muffins.  It turned out tasty as all get out.    That guy I live with didn’t even see fit to lecture me on the fact that baked goods just taste better when you use white flour.  Continue reading


Sunday Morning Spelt Scones

7 Mar

vegan spelt scones

What would we do without Sunday mornings?  At least for now they’re my only  respite from the frenzy.  Although I haven’t slept in for ten years, waking up at 6am doesn’t suck quite as bad when you know you don’t HAVE to do anything the rest of the day.  Nothing quite fits as nicely with that feeling of endless possibility as a delicious scone and a hot cup of black coffee.  Sigh.  However, since I don’t want to spend my entire Sunday tied to a treadmill as a result of said scone, I went on a hunt for a healthy(ier) alternative to the full fat cream and butter scones we all know and love. Continue reading