Showing posts with label sweet breads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sweet breads. Show all posts

Monday, February 25, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I found this recipe off of Pinterest and the original recipe is from here Brown Eyed Baker.  I knew this recipe would be great because it combines 3 of my favorite things...Peanut butter, bananas and chocolate :) -Kristin

2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 medium bananas, mashed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the banana, peanut butter, sugars, milk, oil, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold together until completely combined. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to the greased loaf pan. 
  • Bake 60-75 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick or thin knife inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. 
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then remove and cool completely.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mom's Banana Bread

I don't know why it took so long to get my Mom's banana bread recipe up on the blog.  This banana bread always turns out perfect!  -Kristin

3 mashed bananas
3/4-1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup oil
1 2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Beat together the bananas with the sugar till creamy.
  • Then beat in the eggs, sour cream and oil. .
  • In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and then stir into the wet.
  • Put in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blueberry Biscuit Bites

I found a similar recipe on the internet and changed it to suite our tastes. I love how these turned out! So moist and flaky, the blueberries are sweet and juicy. I like to drizzle a powdered sugar glaze over them for a special touch.-Sarah

2 cups flour
3 T. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cream of tarter
1/2 t. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup cold butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 t. vanilla
1 cup blueberries

  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. 
  • Add egg, milk and vanilla stirring until just mixed, fold in blueberries.
  • Scoop up a small amount of dough and roll into a ball. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Grandma's Brown Bread

This is one of my favorite sweet breads.  My grandma always served this brown bread around the holidays.  I think of her every time I make it :)  -Kristin

1 rounded full cup of raisins
2 cups water
  • Boil 10 minutes and then let cool.  When the raisins are almost cooled add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 egg
3 Tablespoons melted shortening or butter (her original recipe calls for lard)
1 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
  • Grease loaf pans and bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Easy Breakfast Danish

I found this awesome recipe on and it's a keeper. It was super easy to make and everyone who tried them loved them. I'd love to experiment with a little bit of pie filling on each one also. I'm not sure you could go wrong with these ingredients.-Sarah

2, 10 oz cans crescent rolls
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. lemon juice
1 t. vanilla
1 T. sour cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T. butter, softened
1/4 t. almond extract
1-2 T. milk
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  • Take crescent rolls out of can but don't unroll dough. Cut roll into 1/4 inch slices and lay on cookie sheets. Flatten each one slightly with your fingers.
  • In a small bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream until smooth. Spoon into the middle of each flattened crescent roll, dividing evenly.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes.
  • While danishes are cooling mix together the icing ingredients.
  • Once danishes are cool, drizzle with icing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pumpkin Scones

I adapted this recipe from The Shoe Box Kitchen Blog.  These pumpkin scones are perfect...not too dry, not too sweet!  In the original recipe it calls for 2 glazes to top these delicious scones.  I only used the one glaze and thought it was perfect.  -Kristin

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 egg
  • In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  • Beat in the cold butter until crumbly.
  • Mix in the wet ingredients.
  • Put dough out on a floured surface and pat into about a 1 inch deep circle.  Then 'pizza cut' it into 12 pieces.
  • Bake at 425 on a greased pan for 15 minutes.  Let cool completely before putting the glaze on.
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
  • Mix together glaze ingredients and brush on.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Poppy Seed Bread

This is yet another recipe from my mom's recipe collection. Can you tell where I got my love of cooking from? When my son tasted it he said "this isn't bread, this is cake!" I would have to agree, it's more of a dessert bread, but really it's just delicious!-Sarah

3 cups flour
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup oil
3 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 t. almond extract

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 t. butter extract (optional)

  • In a mixing bowl combine all bread ingredients, mix until well combined, about 1 minute. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
  • Mix glaze ingredients brush over warm loaves.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sticky Buns

This is another must have recipe from my friend Juli.  Yummy, sticky deliciousness with pecans on top!!! -Kristin

24 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
1 (3oz.) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. or more chopped pecans
2 T. milk
  • Grease a 9x13 pan well.
  • Put frozen rolls in pan and sprinkle the dry pudding mix over.
  • Heat the butter, sugar, milk and nuts in a saucepan and boil for a couple minutes.
  • Pour over rolls and cover with foil.
  • Leave on the counter for 2-3 hours then place in the fridge overnight.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes, then invert onto platter.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls (clone of a cinnabon)

This is a recipe on Allrecipes and it is called a clone of a cinnabon. This particular recipe has like 4,000 positive reviews on their site. Sarah was told about this recipe by a friend and I am so glad she shared it. These are hands down the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had or made! The dough turns out perfect in the breadmaker. It is the perfect consistency and so easy to work with. The filling and frosting are perfect. These were even good the next day. I stored them in the fridge because of the cream cheese in the frosting. -Kristin

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  • When the dough cycle is done turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle.
  • Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.
  • Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 18-22 minutes.
  • While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Grandma's Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is delicious and reminds me of my Grandma. It is one of my favorite recipes from her. She baked this bread in cans.  You can use soup cans or fruit cans.  Us grand kids thought this was so cool- circle bread!  The fruit cans give you a wider loaf and that is usually what I use.  It's important that you use cans that are not a peel back lid, but one you would need to use a can opener on.  The peel back lids have a ridge and the bread doesn't come out very easily.  Enjoy :) -Kristin

2 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. oil
1/4 c. water
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 2/3 c. flour
  • Combine eggs and sugar.  Mix well.
  • Add pumpkin, oil and water and blend thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet.
  • Grease 3 fruit cans well.  If using soup cans use about 4-5.
  • Divide batter between the cans.
  • Bake at 350 for about an hour if using fruit cans.  If using smaller cans check at about 45 minutes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Another great recipe from Taste of Home! These scones are so delicious! I love the flavor of the cinnamon chips throughout the flaky scones, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. -Sarah

3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup buttermilk (0r milk)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) cinnamon-flavored baking chips
2 T. butter, melted
  • In a bowl combine the dry ingredients. Cut in butter until coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in cinnamon chips.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 10-12 times until dough is no longer sticky. Divide in half and gently pat each portion into a 7 inch circle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a little sugar.
  • Cut each circle into six wedges. Separate wedges and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees 10-13 minutes.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Triple Fruit Scones

I got this recipe years ago from a sweet lady at church, these were the first scones I've ever had that I absolutely loved! She served them with lemon curd which was so yummy, but they are fantastic all on their own. -Sarah

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
6 T. chilled butter
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup Craisins
2 t. orange zest
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 egg white

  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups and level with a knife.
  • Combine all dry ingredients. Cut in butter till course crumbs appear.
  • Add remaining ingredients just till moist.
  • Turn onto a floured surface. Knead lightly 4 times.
  • On a lightly floured surface pat dough into a 12x6 inch rectangle. Cut into 8 squares and cut each square into 2 triangles.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees about 12 minutes.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

This has a wonderful fall flavor! You will get two beautiful pumpkin flavored loaves with this recipe.-Sarah

1 cup oil
4 eggs, beaten
15 oz. pumpkin
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
1/2 t. cloves
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. allspice
1 t. nutmeg

  • Mix oil, eggs and pumpkin until well combined.
  • Mix dry ingredients and add to wet. Combine well, the batter will be very thick.
  • Spread into two greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cinnamon Sour Cream Nut Bread

This is a quick bread my mom made all the time when we were growing up. It was one of our favorites! I finally got the recipe for it and it is as good as I remember! For this picture I made 4 mini loaves of bread...the slices were so cute and delicious! -Kristin

1/4 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
2 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

  • Cream butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  • Alternate adding dry ingredients and sour cream to the creamed mixture. Beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Banana Oatmeal Bread

This banana bread is wonderful.  I really like the oats in there. -Kristin

1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1 T. oil
2 eggs, beaten
3 large bananas, mashed
1 c. uncooked old fashioned oats
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients except the oats and set aside.
  • In a seperate bowl mix together the wet ingredients.
  • Mix together the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Stir in the oats.
  • Grease loaf pan and bake 45-55 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out dry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

This is a recipe I found on the Internet, but I've changed it a little bit. These are so awesome! I think these are a perfect balance because the biscuit isn't sweet, so the cinnamon frosting isn't too much. The biscuit part is so full of raisins and tender, and the cinnamon flavored frosting makes them extra special. -Sarah

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup raisins

cinnamon frosting:
1 1/2 Tablespoons softened butter (very soft, but not melted)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4-1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tablespoons milk

  • For biscuits, mix dry ingredients and cut in butter until crumbs form. stir in milk and raisins.
  • Press dough onto lightly floured counter and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  • Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees about 8 minutes.
  • Cool until warm and frost with cinnamon frosting.
  • To make frosting combine butter and cinnamon well, mix in powdered sugar, beat with whisk, adding milk until desired consistency. Must have very soft butter or it will not work.

Makes 9 biscuits

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Coconut Bread

I am so impressed with this recipe, even my husband, who's not a big coconut fan likes it. It has a great coconut flavor, and the sugar on top bakes into a nice crunchy crust. -Sarah

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup coconut

  • Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and extracts.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together and add, alternately with the milk.
  • Fold in coconut.
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Aloha Quick Bread

Delicious...a must try. -Kristin

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed banana
1/4 c. milk
1 T. grated orange peel, packed
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond or rum extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. flaked coconut
1/2 c. crushed pineapple
  • Beat together butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, milk, orange peel, vanilla and almond extract; set aside.
  • In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir into wet ingredients until just moistened.
  • Fold in coconut and pineapple.
  • Spray a loaf pan and place batter in it.
  • Bake at 350 for 70-80 minutes.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Banana Blueberry Bread

I love sweet breads...hard to pick a favorite, but this is definitely one of them. -Kristin

2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
4 large overripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • In medium bowl combine all dry ingredients; set aside.
  • In seperate larger bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, milk and vanilla.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Fold in berries.
  • Spray loaf pan with non stick spray and pour batter in.
  • Bake 350 for 70-80 minutes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Low Sugar Banana Bread

This is a recipe of my Mom's, it's a healthier version of her original banana bread and it's so yummy, my kids gobble it up without thinking it's any different! -Sarah

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mashed banana
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice

  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Combine dry with wet and mix just until combined. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.