Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins}Muffin Monday

banana muffins

Today’s muffin recipe is due to having two overly ripe bananas on my counter. I just wasn’t in the mood for banana bread, although I have an amazing banana bread recipe. But a banana muffin sounded pretty good. I added in some mini chocolate chips and I had an amazing muffin. I tweeked my basic muffin recipe and used a combination of oil and sour cream for the liquid.  (that’s also what makes my banana bread recipe so amazing.)  The oil and sour cream help create a very moist, light [Continue Reading…]

Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins}Muffin Monday


A few weeks ago when I posted the recipe for the Apple Strudel Muffins and my search to find cinnamon chips several of you were kind enough to send me a link to Prepared Pantry where you can order the cinnamon chips online.  So if you don’t have a Great Harvest Bakery near you (that’s where I bought mine) head on over to Prepared Pantry and order some!  Be sure and keep them refrigerated! There is a lot of great products and info on their site so be sure and look around.  [Continue Reading…]

Blueberry Banana Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


What do you usually do when you have ripe bananas on the counter?  Make banana bread? I usually do.  Well, that was until I found this recipe for Blueberry Banana Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting over at my friend Laura’s site – Real Mom Kitchen. I now have a new reason to let my bananas get too ripe. Cali and I had just been out blueberry picking. So in addition to the ripe bananas, I had a bucket full of fat, juicy, yummy Oregon blueberries too!  How lucky can [Continue Reading…]

Banana Cake

banana cake

So what do you do when you find yourself with ten pounds of ripe bananas on your counter?  Make banana bread of course. But after a couple of loaves of that and still a lot of ripe bananas I decided I needed to try a banana cake.  My friend Dawn must have been reading my mind because in the email, that day, she sent me photos of a banana cake she had just made.  Along with the photos was the recipe too.  She didn’t just stop there though, she showed [Continue Reading…]