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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

double chocolate banana bread recipe

These days, for some strange reason, I have been craving chocolate like never before. Maybe I am just trying to find energy in all the possible places. Maybe January does this to me. Maybe it’s just hormones that are playing games with me these days (8 months preggers, have I mentioned? Oh, yes… Sorry for being so quiet about it for so long.). :) Well, who knows… Maybe it’s all combined.

So, given the fact stated above, I knew my fate was sealed the moment I saw a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread?

Can a recipe possibly sound any more tempting and delicious?

Without any hesitation I gave this thing a try and what I realized was that I have never ever tasted a banana bread so good and my place has never been filled with a better scent than the one that was coming out of the oven while this chocolatey miracle was baking. Absolutely heartwarmingly amazing!

This recipe is really gorgeous and if you are into chocolate, you must, must, must give it a try…

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from www.smittenkitchen.com.)

Double Chocolate Banana Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
Ingredients
  • 3 bananas (very ripe)
  • ½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup (145 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (45 grams) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Butter a 9×5-inch (1.9 l) loaf pan or spray it with a nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a larger bowl, mash the bananas.
  4. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the sugar, egg and the vanilla extract.
  5. Place the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour and cocoa powder in a sifter or fine-mesh strainer and sift over the wet ingredients.
  6. Stir the dry and wet ingredients until just combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips.
  8. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out batter-free.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert it out onto a cooling rack.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  12. Enjoy!

 

Baked Chocolate Donuts With Chocolate Glaze

baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

I was craving chocolate donuts for a pretty long time. Yesterday I decided to end my painful suffering and and I made these lovely babies.

Mmmmmmm…

 

baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

Let me explain to you really quickly what they are like – these are fingerlicking good… moist… chocolatey… rich… aaaaa-mazing!

Highly recommended! :)

 

baked chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze recipe

One is definitely not enough. So worth all the effort.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was inspired by www.food-4tots.com and www.onceuponarecipeblog.com.)

Baked Chocolate Donuts With Chocolate Glaze
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Serves: 24 2¾-inch (7 cm) donuts
 
Ingredients
  • for donut batter:
  • 2½ cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (55 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp (150 grams) plain white yogurt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • for glaze:
  • 6 tbsp (85 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz (85 grams) dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1¼ cups (145 grams) icing sugar, sifted
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Grease the donut pan with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  3. To make the DONUT BATTER, first, in a small bowl, combine the plain white yogurt, milk and the vegetable oil. Mix well.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a larger bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add the sugar and continue to beat until foamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Add the milk/yogurt/oil mixture and the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture alternately. Mix until the batter is smooth. If you find the batter a bit too dense to pipe, add a little more milk.
  7. Pour the batter into a piping bag.
  8. Fill each donut cavity until about 80% full.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. To prepare the GLAZE, combine the butter, milk and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  12. Once the butter has melted, add in the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  13. Remove from heat and add the icing sugar, stirring until combined.
  14. Dip the cooled doughnuts into the glaze and cover with chocolate sprinkles.
  15. Enjoy!

 

Baked Apples With Brown Sugar And Cinnamon

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

I have a dessert idea for you today. The simplest, easiest, quickest dessert in the whole universe. And it might be the most delicious one as well… It’s Baked Apples with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon – a very sweet way how to welcome the first days of Autumn.

 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

1. To make the recipe, first cut an apple in half and core it. You can peel the apples beforehand but it’s not necessary really, the decision depends solely on your preference. I like all the good and healthy stuff that the peel offers, so I decided to keep it.

I am using Gala apples here because they are one of my favorites. Of course, any other kind of apple can be used for this recipe.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

2. Next, slice each half into very thin slices – approximately 20 slices for each half.

You will end up with a rather large pile of apple slices.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

3. Working in layers, place the slices in the center of an aluminum foil rectangle (make sure that the foil is big enough to wrap around all the apples), sprinkling each layer with brown sugar and cinnamon.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

Just like this. Looks promising already.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

4. Gather each corner of the foil up and pinch it together to keep all of the gorgeous brown sugar and cinnamon sauce in the packet while baking.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

5. Place the packet on a baking sheet and bake at 400 °F (200 °C) for about 30 minutes or until nicely cooked through.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

And here we go!

The smell? Pure Fall! Just amazing!

I really loved how the brown sugar and cinnamon combined with the juices of the apple making their very own divine sauce.

 
 

baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon recipe

I recommend serving this delightful dessert immediately, while still warm. It can be served as is or with a some vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmmm, so good!

Enjoy!

With love,

Petra

(This gorgeous recipe was adapted from www.wenderly.com.)

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Baked Apples With Brown Sugar And Cinnamon
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, halved and cored,
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 piece aluminum foil
Instructions
  1. Cut an apple in half and core it.
  2. Slice each half into very thin slices - approximately 20 slices for each half.
  3. Working in layers, place the slices in the center of an aluminum foil rectangle, sprinkling each layer with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Gather each corner of the foil up and pinch it together to keep the juices in the packet while baking.
  5. Place the packet on a baking sheet and bake at 400 °F (200 °C) for about 30 minutes or until nicely cooked through.
  6. Serve warm.

 

3 Ingredient Pancakes

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

There’s never enough pancake recipes, is there?

That’s exactly what came to my mind when I noticed this recipe for 3 ingredient pancakes. The title itself looked so interesting that I knew I had to give them a try.

And the result?

I like these a lot!

Are you curious what might those magical 3 ingredients be? I sure have the answer for you…

 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

It’s a banana, eggs and a little bit of cinnamon. Such small number of ingredients can indeed result in flavorful and yummy pancakes. The bananas make them sweet enough to just eat plain.

As the original recipe says, the ingredients make these pancakes really high in protein, low calorie, gluten-free, paleo friendly and taste really good! And I agree.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

1. To make the pancakes, in a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.

4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

5. Pour 1/4 of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes on both sides.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

Cute and yummy.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

You can serve your pancakes as is or garnish them with anything you like. I topped mine with a few slices of banana, cinnamon and a little honey.

Yum, yum, yum.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.recipebyphoto.com.)

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3 Ingredient Pancakes
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Serves: 4 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.
  2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.
  3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.
  4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.
  5. Pour ¼ of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1½ minutes on both sides.
  6. Serve as is or garnish with anything you like (banana slices, cinnamon, honey...).
  7. Enjoy!

 

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