Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot-Pluot Jam

Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot Pluot Jam / Patty's Food

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the apricot trees are loaded with apricots.  I created my own mini heatwave in the kitchen over the weekend with both apricot-pluot jam bubbling away in the preserving kettle and a loaf of banana apricot bread in the oven.  It was worth it.  Apricots are […]

Strawberry Pineapple Buttermilk Smoothie

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Welcome to the new home for Patty’s Food!  Moving my site from Blogger to WordPress has been quite a process but thanks to Shay  of  shaybocks.com who specializes in custom blog design I’ve been able to realize my dream.  I hope you like the new look -complete with a recipe index!  I also added a […]

Light Banana Chunk Muffins

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Banana chunk muffins are the latest addition to my expanding collection of light baking recipes.  I’m exploring another new to me cook book, Light and Easy Baking by Beatrice Ojakangas.  Her light baking cook book is filled with simple easy to follow recipes for all the things I like to bake including a chapter on […]

Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

Saturday morning I was having a good old time whipping up this chocolate banana marble bread that is really more like cake than a quick bread.  I made a banana puree in my food processor instead of the usual mashing of the bananas that go into a banana bread.  I used cake flour instead of […]

Banana Ginger Macadamia Nut Coffee Cake

This is the first of two easy and quick recipes that I made this week from the ripe bananas collecting dust on my kitchen counter.  Don’t worry, they were collecting dust on the peel not on the part I used for these recipes!  The good news is that both recipes can be made from start […]

Banana Walnut Spelt Muffins

Spelt, an ancient grain that is a relative of the AP flour that we all have in our kitchens, has finally made an appearance in one of my baked goods.  So, welcome spelt with your nutty flavor and many nutrients to my baking ingredient list. Spelt flour can be substituted for whole wheat flour and […]

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

The King Arthur’s All Purpose Baking Cookbook is rightfully called the Baker’s Companion. Back in the day we used The Joy Of Cooking or an old edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook for just about every thing we baked unless we happened to have a hand written recipe on a 3×5 card from a family […]

Banana Yeast Bread

I found this recipe for banana yeast bread at Monet’s anecdotes and apple cores on my computer this morning and by this afternoon I was enjoying a wonderful PBJ sandwich on my own freshly baked bread. Thank you Monet, modern technology, my pantry, mixer and oven. And don’t forget the ripe bananas on my counter! […]