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Posts tagged “Banana

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini-Muffins~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #hearthealthy #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Texanerin Baking These little chocolate muffins made with almond flour have a dense, almost fudgy texture. The dark chocolate sensation hits you first, then there’s a hint of cherry flavor and then your tongue lingers on the amazing texture that only almond flour can create. They are grain free and sweetened with honey, high in […]


Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #tropical #Hawaiian #cocktail #recipe

My friend Melissa from ChinDeep turned me on to this cocktail. She messaged me on facebook and asked me if I’d tried it … so I googled it and found loads of images of beautiful tropical fruity cocktails. I was mesmerized … must. try. this. drink! I’m so glad I’ve made it to my weight […]


Hawaiian Kalua Pork

Hawaiian Kalua Pork ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #ovenbaked #smoky #pork #recipe

Here’s another delicious Hawaiian recipe I am making for the luau! I am so enjoying this virtual culinary trip. In Hawaii, they wrap an entire pig in banana leaves and smoke it in an underground pit. There is a grand ceremony at the luau when they pull the pig out of the pit. Then they shred the smoked […]


Frozen Banana Mango Margaritas

Frozen Banana Mango Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #margarita #recipe

It was Mother’s Day weekend. My sister and I were heading up to Mom and Dad’s place to celebrate with Mom. I stopped at the greenhouse to get mom some new flowers to plant in her garden … and decided to bring along some margarita fixin’s, because my sis (like me!) loves a good margarita and […]


Honey Banana Apricot Yoghurt Smoothie

Honey Banana Apricot Yoghurt Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apricot #smoothie #recipe #noosayoghurt

My Saturday morning routine has been missing a good yoga class, so I went to a new yoga class Saturday morning. I’ve been wanting to go to this class for weeks, but just haven’t been in town … we’ve been so busy going places this summer! I am trying to really enjoy summer while it’s here this year, […]


Peanut Butter Parfait Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Parfait Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #oatmeal #recipe Tastes just like a DQ Peanut Buster Parfait (made healthier)!!

Those of you whose favorite treat at the Dairy Queen is the Peanut Buster Parfait, raise your hand! I am right there with you. I’m hopelessly, shamelessly, entirely addicted to Peanut Buster Parfaits. I try to avoid the temptation as much as possible, but every once in a while, it happens. I must have one. […]


Strawberry Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #sweet #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

I had a bunch of strawberries in my fridge and a few over-ripe bananas on my counter, so I decided to put them to good use and make me (and my friends) some good breakfast. It turned out just as I had thought it would. Warm, comforting, fruity, with just the right amount of crunch from the […]


Protein Power Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Protein Power Chocolate Banana Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fast #breakfast #recipe

Super Quick Power Oatmeal! I love a bowl of good oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it is quick and easy and healthy–and decadent. I was travelling last weekend and needing a good breakfast. My host had some over-ripe bananas on hand and quick oats … and I discovered some healthy chocolate shake powder too. I didn’t […]


Banana Maple Nut Oatmeal

Banana Maple Nut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fast #simple #hot #healthy #breakfast #recipe

When you’ve got only a few minutes to cook or you just want something quick and hot for breakfast, there’s nothing quite like a nice bowl of steamy oatmeal. This one is especially good if you have over-ripe bananas on your counter that really need to be used in some fashion and you just don’t have […]


Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal with Toasted Walnuts & Maple Syrup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #oatmeal #healthy #decadent #breakfast #recipe

with toasted walnuts & maple syrup … adapted from Pumpkin ‘n Spice Once I tried that Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal, every baked oatmeal recipe that crossed my path had me wondering .. is this as good as that was? I found this brilliant Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal from Pumpkin ‘n Spice and I couldn’t wait to […]


Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Parfait

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Parfait ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #overnight #oatmeal #parfait #makeahead #breakfast #inajar

It’s almost time for my second cooking class! I’m doing a class on make-ahead breakfasts this month and one of the things we’ll be making are overnight oatmeal breakfast parfaits. I’ve been making lots of different flavors to see which ones work best before the class, and this one turned out to be a total […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

Do you ever have a bunch of banana bread or muffins that just didn’t get eaten and they start to get stale so nobody wants to eat them, but they’re still good, so you don’t want to throw them away? This is what happened to me. I had made a couple loaves of banana bread […]


Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread

Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread ~ A tea-lover's #banana bread #recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

An idea came upon me … I wanted to combine two of my most-loved culinary delights: chai and banana bread. For a bit, I pondered, how to do such a thing. Should I somehow steep a strong mixture of chai and add it to the bread? The answer that came to me was pure simplicity. […]


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #GF #bread #recipe

Adapted from My Natural Family A gluten free version of banana bread that is easy to make and turns out PERFECT! The texture is different from “regular” banana bread … it’s more cake-like, and the banana flavor is less pronounced. Adding some quality chocolate chips (be careful to choose a GF chocolate) gives the bread […]


Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie

Creamy Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

As usual, I was scrambling this morning to get some breakfast in my belly before rushing off to yoga class. I love the Saturday morning classes, but I always seem to be squeaking in the door just on time or slightly late. This morning was one of those … I started making this smoothie at […]


Double Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Double Chocolate Banana Pancakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Nom Eat Nom My daughter had a friend stay with us last weekend. She was here all weekend, so the two of them stayed up late Friday night and then slept in on Saturday. Saturday night I made them go to bed earlier. Not TOO early, because they are teenagers after all, but […]


MySuperSnacks, Healthy Snacks for Kids {Product Review}

MySuperSnacks Healthy Snacks for Kids Product Review

About two months ago, Anita from mysuperfoodscompany contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a product review for them. Although the products are made for small children I don’t  have any little ones around anymore, I said I would be glad to share them with my sister’s little ones and see […]


Banana Peach Streusel Muffins

Banana Peach Streusel Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Moist peachy muffins with a light hint of banana and a crunchy streusel topping. Last weekend we went camping at a folk festival and I was thinking what are we going to have for breakfast in the morning? I wanted to bake something to bring along so we wouldn’t have to deal with attempting to […]


White or Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread

Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #banana bread #recipe

Adapted from Cooking Light I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve made this recipe … in how many different permutations. I’ve made chocolate chip banana bread a million times … and no matter how good it is and how much my daughter keeps telling me to just make chocolate chip banana […]


Coconut Mango Banana Bread

Coconut Mango Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #banana bread #recipe

The toasted coconut on top of this banana bread adds a brilliantly sweet crunchy contrast to the incredibly moist banana bread. The coconut will be light brown for a smaller loaf, but it will get darker and crunchier for larger loaves due to extended baking time.  I made 4 little loaves so the coconut was […]


Banana Berry Passion Yogurt Smoothie & an Ice Storm

Banana Berry Passion Yogurt Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

Blogging when you have a full-time job is done sometimes in bits and pieces. This smoothie was my speedy breakfast before yoga Saturday morning. On Saturday it was a nice spring day and I spent the entire day running around in my tank top with no jacket. On Saturday there was no time to blog. […]


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cookie #recipe

oh, and banana too! … Adapted from Baking Bites My kids and I went to my parents’ house last weekend to join the rest of the crowd for Easter … the first thing my nephew said to me was “can we bake some cookies?” It was just about dinnertime when we got there though, and […]


Toasted PB, Banana & Dark Chocolate Panini

Toasted Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate Panini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Have you ever had one of those days at work where you are so busy you hardly have time to think (let alone eat) and you get home, walk in the door, and you are so hungry, the very first thing you see that’s edible you just latch onto and you’re GOT to have it. […]


Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie

Blueberry Gooseberry Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

I have three big bags of frozen gooseberries in my freezer, from my friend who has a very lively and productive gooseberry bush. I was so pleased to have them because I ADORE gooseberries, but they are such a rich-tasting fruit, I’ve been a little puzzled about what to do with all these lovely green […]

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