Coconut Oil Banana Muffins

Coconut Oil, Sweetened Coconut Flakes, and Bananas make for an amazing breakfast treat. Mmmmm!

Coconut Oil Banana Muffins

Raise your hand if banana bread is as much of a kryptonite food for you as it is for me. Banana bread and I go way back, which is exactly why The Best Banana Bread Recipe was posted in the very early days of this blog. It was one of those recipes that I couldn’t wait to post for all of you to see. Because it’s that good. It yields two medium-sized loaves that always disappear before I can even utter the words: “I just baked banana bread”.

Coconut Oil Banana Muffins

So when a couple of overripe bananas couldn’t be ignored much longer the other day, I didn’t have a choice but to pull out the old banana bread recipe. And somewhere along the lines I started to play with coconut oil, coconut flakes and the idea of making muffins instead.

These muffins are just another reason why I love baking and getting creative in the kitchen. [Read more…]

Chocolate Banana Crepes

 Classic Crepes slathered with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Banana Slices.

nutella-banana-crepes

I know I keep saying I’m not a breakfast person, but I sure love breakfast foods. Making homemade crepes had been on my mind forever. Since the beginning of this year actually.

A couple months back when my husband and I went on our annual shopping trip to the Mall of America, we passed their little crepes shop that offers them in any and every way. They have the most amazing flavor combinations, but the Nutella Crepes caught my eye (I know. Big surprise). I was set on getting one until I got close enough to read the prizes on their menu.

nutella-banana-crepes

After overcoming the sticker shock, I still wasn’t comfortable with spending 7 or 8 dollars on one crepe. But that didn’t mean that I was over crepes in general. Oh no. I knew homemade crepes were in our near future.

You guys, this is a must-must-make. [Read more…]

Very Berry Banana Smoothie

Let’s celebrate the middle of the week with this yummy smoothie!

Very Berry Banana Smoothie - Deliciously Yum!

I have to be honest, I am not a huge fan of smoothies in the middle of winter and was somewhat hesitant to making this one. But as I started to browse the grocery isles and saw all the beautiful colors going into my cart, I instantly changed my mind.

Not only was I excited for a huge boost of nutrients, but I was almost as giddy about the pops of purples, reds, and pinks that would hopefully form a fabulous concoction. The girly girl inside of me quickly took control. And I decided to let her take over this one.

Very Berry Banana Smoothie - Deliciously Yum!

If I had to choose one thing to have for breakfast each and every morning for the rest of my life, it would probably be this smoothie. A huge statement considering that I hardly ever take a minute to eat breakfast at all. Just another reason this smoothie deserves a medal or something. It has special powers – the ability to change breakfast haters’ minds. Whoa!

Maybe it’s because it doesn’t feel like I’m eating an actual breakfast. It’s almost like having a snack on the go, which is totally my thing. Or maybe it’s because I feel a tad bit naughty slurping a tall glass of this deliciousness, since it reminds me so much of my favorite part of any meal – dessert! And it’s healthy – no added sugar, no weird ingredients, and every bit as scrumptious as an indulgent treat. You could totally satisfy any sweet tooth with this Very Berry Banana Smoothie. [Read more…]