This recipe for chocolate cinnamon bread was very good and light.  I had only 1 cup of bread flour so I had to use 1 cup of regular flour and another 1/2 tsp of yeast.

It worked and it was good. 

Bread Machine Chocolate Cinnamon Bread  Bread Machine Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

There wasn’t a strong cinnamon flavor though.  I did use dark chocolate chips and only 3/4 cup of sugar to cut down on the sweetness.  I think next time I’d up the cinnamon and sugar — might help.  Or, you could make cinnamon toast with this bread…now that’d be good!

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I should start this post by telling you that I’ve never been to a Kenny Rogers.  However, I know about them from Seinfeld

Anyway, I did think this copy cat recipe for Kenny Rogers corn muffins sounded good so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Copy Cat Kenny Rogers Corn Muffin  Copy Cat Kenny Rogers Corn Muffin  Copy Cat Kenny Rogers Corn Muffin  Copy Cat Kenny Rogers Corn Muffin

It was really easy and I actually had enough extra dough for another 4 muffins.  On a side note, I think there’s something wrong with my oven because the 12 I put in there weren’t at all like the 4 I put with the egg “muffins” in my convection oven.  

Instead of talking about the 12, I’ll give you the review on the 4.  Those were awesome.  The corn kernels were a great addition and everyone should put frozen corn in their corn bread.  It gives it a nice texture and hint of sweetness.  These were moist and delicious — highly recommend trying it!

Do you ever keep buying something even though you’re not interested in eating them?  Yes, that’s how I felt about bananas yet I kept buying them every week at the store.

So I had a lot of brown bananas and found this recipe for banana coffee cake.  The coffee cake is so moist and full of banana flavor.  There’s a great sweetness. 

If you’re looking for a recipe, you have to try this one.  And since I only used 2 TBSP of butter, some of the crumble on top isn’t brown. 

Banana Coffee Cake  Banana Coffee Cake  Banana Coffee Cake

Now this is a truly healthy banana bread recipe and I loved it.  I thought there was great texture and flavor.  In short, it was awesome.

I am not a fan of using “fake” sugar so I used the real stuff.  I also didn’t add any flax seeds.  Instead of 2 egg whites, I used 1 egg.

Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread  Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread  Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread  Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread

Making a full-fat banana bread recipe isn’t difficult and it’s always good.  But the low fat stuff is always tricky.  Sometimes, they taste and look like cardboard. 

This recipe for low fat banana bread wasn’t bad.  It was a little tough, but it was good with cashew butter for breakfast. 

Low Fat Banana Bread  Low Fat Banana Bread  Low Fat Banana Bread  Low Fat Banana Bread

If you review the comments on the recipe Web site, a lot of folks substituted yogurt or low fat milk instead of buttermilk, reduced the sugar, and increased the number of bananas.

I love lemon and I love scones.  So imagine my reaction when I saw this lemon scone recipe

Lemon Scone Dough  Lemon Scones  Lemon Scones

In full disclosure, I didn’t have a lemon so I didn’t have any zest.  Instead, I used 2 TBSP of lemon juice.  I don’t think it worked as much as I would have liked because there was only a very faint lemon flavor. 

But, it was super easy to pull together and I did follow the recipe otherwise.  The scones came out pretty good though.

This was made before Hydrox cookies were released, but I made some Oreo Yogurt. 

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup of half-and-half
  • 10 cookies, crumbled
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 4 cookies, crumbed

Mix the first four ingredients in the ice cream machine until well mixed (usually 20-30 minutes).  Now mix the last ingredient (4 cookies) into the yogurt you’re going to eat. 

You should do that every time before you eat the yogurt so you have the crunchiness from the cookies. 

Oreo Frozen Yogurt  Oreo Yogurt

It’s still low-fat (considering you’re using Oreo’s), but it’s good.