Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mini Chip Banana Loafs

Banana bread is a favorite among many people in the quick bread family. I have always love it as a child and still do especially with chocolate chips :P YUM! The best part about this banana bread is that its in mini loaf form so its great for snacking on the go and a good size portion. 

This bread is packed with mini semisweet chocolate chips just how I like it. I like the small morsels better then the large especially for bread and muffins. This is of course a less then healthier version of banana loafs from the last recipe I made, but I wanted a basic delicious bread.

Its packed with banana flavor and is moist while being slightly chewy.Its got simple ingredients and direction. Its basically a fool proof banana bread recipe and it be pretty hard to screw this one up :). It might not be as healthy, but its really good once in a while and technically every one's burning some calories while cooking and doing food preparing.You may not think it at the time and I certainly didn't that you are moving quite bit and improving hands on skills. Just try not to eat the batter or ingredients to much lol :P. But a few chocolate chips to nibble on won't hurt lol

Enjoy Baking Everyone!

Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Loafs ( Adapted From The Best Banana Bread)

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 mashed bananas ( 3 large overripe bananas or thaw frozen)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat 350F.
Use nonstick mini loaf pan, can extra grease.
Beat margarine and sugar till fluffy and smooth.
Beat in eggs and then add the mashed bananas. Beat till combined.
Fold in flour and baking soda, till fully combined.
Spoon into mini loafs.
Bake for 60 minutes till golden brown, spring backs and comes clean with toothpick test.Cool for 5 minutes. Release from pan and set to completely cool on racks. Ready to eat. Best to store in plastic container in the fridge.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars :D

I'm back to baking! Last night I adapted a cookie recipe into granola bars and their much healthier then the store bought versions. Homemade is always more nutritionist and the best thing about it is you can add any of your favorite's to the mix. There are so many ideas to this recipe to make it your own. I'm so glad I checked out all-recipes and found this great recipe. The bars were a super hit and I'll definitely have to make another batch. I'll have to see what other versions I will make next time, maybe apple cinnamon?

Winner To The 25$ CSN Giveaway!

During last week I launched my very first giveaway with the help of CSN Stores. I was pleasantly surprised with how many people entered because I was only expecting 2 or 3 people but instead I got more then 10+ entries :). Thank you everyone for making this a successful giveaway!

So now I wont keep you all waiting with the burning answer.  The winner that will receive a $25 CSN Gift Code is Danielle Knapp (The Knapps). Congratulations! I hope you love your gift. I will be sending you info shortly :).Be sure to response within 48 hours.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rejuvenation And Health

I'm back!, Took about a week off blogging to rejuvenate and relax. It was just what I needed to come back to my blog feeling excited and full of new ideas for recipes. Sometimes  you just need a break to feel creative 

Quite of a few things have happened overtime away from my blog. I just recently joined a private face book biggest loser spring group created by my sister,which starts in April for 10 weeks. I'm super excited to try something new for fitness and wellness. During this time I'll be still baking and blogging, but for a different route I'll be trying out easy, cheap and healthy baking recipes  I'm super excited to try some new recipes and ideas. 

I've also just joined Fitness Pal website, which is great to keep a journal on your exercise and food intake. But that's just one part of it. It also includes a place to communicate with other members about any subject involving fitness. For me I find it great to get ideas for healthy replacements in baking and finding others that love baking just as much as I do, while trying to find balance between both.

The final excitement for this blog is I launched my very first giveaway running all week from march 13- 21th for a CSN gift code. The contest wont close till March 21th,12 am tonight and soon as I tally all the peoples names I'll be picking a name using 

So good luck to all that entered! I'll be releasing the winners name in an upcoming post and e-mailing them right away so they have lots of time to find their item. Have a few hours left to enter if anyone would like a chance to win a 25$ CSN Gift code.

I feel great even though I have a slight headache as of now, but I have my spirits up and I'm already thinking of baking. Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Delcious Savory Biscuits & A Giveaway!

 Just recently I made some delicious savory biscuits and they are by far the easiest recipe. I have made these a few times and  the title may throw you off for combination but their surprisingly delicious, especially in texture.I can actually see many combination's or alterations made for anyone that uses this recipe.  Definitely can have fun in this recipes with  using your favorites.

Another great part about this recipe is because there is no rolling or cutting of shapes involved. Its basically scooping and dropping batter on a non stick sheet. Theses biscuits cut the time, equipment used and gives you more time to eat the delicious cheesy bread.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

How To Make Low-Fat Banana Mini Loafs

I love banana bread and who doesn't love it in mini form,especially with no cutting needed :P.I found that this was the best bread I have ever eaten. Its moist, has a strong banana flavor and a crumbly chewy crust. Those are the traits I love for this treat :).

This kind of quick bread is really easy to experiment with in sense of replacements and additions.Especially adding your favorites such as chocolate chips,dried fruits and nuts.