Whole Wheat Browned Butter Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Browned Butter Banana Bread

Whole wheat banana bread made with browned butter and studded with walnuts. Slather with some salted butter and make a hot cup of coffee and you have the perfect winter breakfast! Even though I dislike eating bananas, I love banana bread. It’s basically taking garbage fruit and turning it into a delicious and filling breakfast option. It’s easy to make, … Read More

Whole Wheat Caramel Apple Cookies

whole wheat caramel apple cookie

Whole wheat oatmeal cookies studded with pieces of gooey caramel and chunks of whole apple. All the best flavors of a caramel apple, none of the mess!   The caramel apple.  Pretty much the most amazing fall dessert ever.  Also pretty much the most challenging to eat fall dessert ever.  And, if you were anything like me, you only wanted … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Feeding people is my love language.  (Not just people, really, I love feeding my critters too).  One of my favorite things is to whip up a batch of cookies or bake a loaf of bread for a friend.  It’s my little way of telling them I love them. I read, once, of a woman who prays over her knitting for … Read More

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole wheat English muffin bread

I have been meaning to make this recipe I got from my grandma awhile ago.  She’s not a bread baker, but she found this recipe and went to town.  My grandpa loves it so much, he went out and bought her a Kitchen Aid mixer so she would have an easier time mixing the dough (and then make him bread … Read More

What is the difference between types of flours?

What are the different kinds of flours?

  Have you ever gone to the store and looked at all the different types of flour and been totally intimidated by your options? (Seriously, who the hell needs 10 kinds of flour?)  Have you looked at a recipe and it called for bread flour but you only had all-purpose flour and wondered if you could make the swap?  Have  … Read More

Whole Wheat Blackberry Mini Muffins

whole wheat mini muffins

  These little guys beg the age old question:  when do you call it a muffin and when do you call it a cupcake?  They are packed with whole wheat flour and no frosting so I believe they sit firmly on the side of muffin, but Martha Stewart disagrees (maybe it’s all the sugar??) At any rate, these whole grain … Read More

Whole Wheat Ginger Crinkles

whole wheat ginger crinkle cookies

What is the red ninja called? Ginja. Are you laughing? That joke was told to me by a 5 year old at like 4 am on the bus ride to the airport back from Wyoming.  I cracked up. Anyways, these cookies have a really solid amount of ginger.  Although not more ginger than cinnamon or cloves so I am not … Read More

Lighter Banana Bread

Lighter banana bread

Just a little rework of my traditional banana bread recipe to make it a bit healthier without losing flavor. Banana Bread 2 very ripe bananas 2/3 cup honey or agave 1 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 egg 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but very tasty) Mash … Read More

What Is White Whole Wheat Flour?

So, I had hoped to have a recipe that was interesting and healthy and awesome, but alas, I burned the granola and underbaked  the banana bread.  So no new recipe.  I will have to settle with telling you about white whole wheat flour.  What is white whole wheat flour?  Good question.  I had never seen it before last week when … Read More

Whole Wheat Challah

Loaf of Whole Wheat Challah

Snowy cold weather and super short days are perfect reasons to jump headfirst back into baking bread on a regular basis.  When the weather is nice and the sun is up until 9 p.m. it is often hard for me to hang around home long enough to get some bread baked.  But now, at 5 p.m., when it is dark … Read More