Do you ever plan to bake banana muffins? Honestly, I don't! What usually happens is that I notice that the bananas that are on the counter have tipped from, "Oh! Nice and ripe!" to "Time to make banana bread!"
This happened the other day. And while I love my usual recipe for banana bread, I decided to do something just a little different with this recipe. That's the fun of baking. A little tweak--in this case ground flax and brown sugar--is enough to make your taste buds sit up and say, "I like this."
These pancakes have not only warm blueberries throughout but nuggets of ricotta cheese. It's light a cheesecake and a pancake got together and had a delicious, delicious baby. Put this recipe on your "must try" list. . . .
I live in what feels like the heart of apple country. We are surrounded by fantastic apple orchards. My husband (who seems to live out the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage) and I head out to a farm stand/apple orchard every few weeks to stock up on yummy apples. This farm stand also sells Old Fashioned doughnuts and Apple Cider Doughnuts.
One day while wandering around the farm stand the smell of freshly made doughnuts almost did me in! I headed home determined to make a great batch of gluten-free doughnuts. Well, the perfect Old Fashioned doughnut alluded me! I kept trying. And I kept producing doughnut that were either heavy or bland or, worse yet, heavy AND bland.
Then one day, while making buttermilk pancakes, I thought, "What would happen if I used buttermilk in my doughnut recipe?" Well, it made all the difference in the world. The doughnuts were moist and tender. Perfect really!
As soon as they come out of the fryer, roll them in cinnamon sugar. Heaven! I really believe that little tastes as wonderful as a freshly made doughnut.
Now, I will be honest with you, the next day these doughnuts aren't as ethereal. I've found that popping them into the microwave for 10 seconds bring them right back. Although, they really are still delicious cold! . . .
Easy Waffle Recipe I created these waffles one morning when I was out of buttermilk. They are delicious, golden brown and "waffle-y". Of course, they are perfect with butter and syrup! . . . keep reading
Apple Cider Doughnut Holes These doughnut holes are AMAZING! My mom, who claims to hate doughnuts, polished off several of these doughnuts one day while I was testing them. She kept saying, "I love the crunchy outside! These are so good."
Diner-Style Pancake Recipe Elizabeth Barbone
This is the recipe I've been making every Sunday since the first of the year. It is based on the buttermilk pancakes served at Robie's Country Store and Deli, in Hooksett, NH.
These gluten-free pancakes are not only light and fluffy, they are cooked in brown butter. Cooking them in brown butter lends a nice crunchy outside to the pancakes. Sound odd? It isn't! You must try this recipe. The pancakes are unbelievably good! . . . keep reading
Sour Cream Gluten-Free Coffee Cake Elizabeth Barbone This coffee cake is unbelievable. It is super moist and super easy to make! I made this coffee cake for the morning show on WNYT recently and it was a hit. The next time you are in the mood for coffee cake, you MUST try this recipe. . . . keep reading
Apple Cider Muffins Elizabeth Barbone Apple cider doughnuts are an ever-popular fall treat in the Northeast. I was inspired by their flavor and created these wonderful muffins. The flavor celebrates the best of fall AND they are really easy to make! . . . keep reading
Spice Waffles These spice waffles are a nice change of pace from traditional Belgium waffles. I let them get nice and brown. This way they are crispy on the outside and soufflé-like on the inside. . . . keep reading
Granola Do you miss granola? This easy to make granola is perfect for breakfast or a snack. I like to take it with me in the summer time on long walks. I think you will enjoy it. Just be sure to use quinoa flakes, not quinoa flour! . . . keep reading
Bacon and Egg Pie Standing at the stove making bacon and eggs for everyone attending your brunch isn't fun for you or your guests. This quick bacon and egg "pie" is quick to put together, leaving you more time to enjoy your guests. . . . keep reading
Quinoa Pancakes I've begun to receive requests for recipes that use heartier flours. These pancakes, which use quinoa and brown rice flour, are delightful and nutritious. If you've never tried quinoa, this recipe is a nice way to introduce it to your diet. . . . keep reading
Yogurt Muffins While I love muffins that are packed with goodies, sometimes I just want a plain muffin in the morning. This recipe, for slightly sweet, slightly tangy muffins is ideal for those days when a hot cup of tea and "something plain" is all my stomach wants. They freeze beautifully. So, even if you don't want something plain every morning, make a batch of these muffins and freeze them. Then, when the mood strikes, you will be all set. . . . keep reading