Toasted Coconut Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free, No Oil or Butter!) | from Bakerita.com #recipe #glutenfree

Toasted Coconut Blueberry Banana Bread (GF, Low Fat)

Toasted Coconut Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free, No Oil or Butter!) | from Bakerita.com #recipe #glutenfree I’m utterly confused as to how the heck it is summer already, but I’m trying to fully embrace the bounties of gorgeous fruits and tropical flavors that the season allows me to incorporate into my baking. I love the berries, the stone fruits (of course, the mangos), the coconut, just the freshness that comes from summertime baking and cooking and eating. It’s debatably my favorite foodie season – that’s saying a lot. This toasted coconut blueberry banana bread encompasses a whole lot of my favorite things summertime baking!

Since I’m all about toasted coconut in and on everything, when I started thinking about ways I could jack-up one of my favorite healthy banana bread recipes for the summer time, I immediately went to toasted coconut. I also threw in blueberries to have some fresh bursts of flavor, and I loved the resulting flavor combination. If you’re not a blueberry fan (or just don’t have them on hand), replace it with chopped peaches or mango or raspberries or whatever delicious, in-season fruit you happen to have on hand! One of the great things about this recipe is how versatile the add-ins can be. [Read more...]

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Let me just tell y’all about this banana bread. This stuff is GOOD. Like, really, really good, and you would have no idea that it was gluten-free, or moderately healthy, at all. In fact, no one in my family even believed me when I told them it was. We all just devoured it much too quickly.

I favored it warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave, just to get those chocolate chips all melty and delicious and absolutely wonderful. This is real, homestyle, tastes-like-mommy-made-it banana bread. It reminds me so much of the chocolate chip banana bread my mom would always make for my sister and I when we were left with too many overripe bananas. Mmm, such good stuff, except instead of the oil and sugar that made mommy’s banana bread, this one uses honey and applesauce! And because it’s healthy, you can have more slices without the guilt. May I suggest having a piece with some peanut butter on it? Mindblowingly delicious (<–whoops, made up a word, but it’s accurate). Of course, to keep it healthier, leave out the chocolate chips. I just can’t have banana bread without chocolate chips, so I had to include them. [Read more...]

Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls (no yeast required!) from Bakerita.com

Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls

Psst! Have you voted in the National Peanut Board’s Peanut Butter Month “Spread The Love” Contest? My Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls are currently in the lead, and I’d love and appreciate each of your votes! Go here to vote, “like” the FB page, and vote for your fave recipe (they’re all amazing!). Oh, and each of your votes enters you for a $25 Visa gift card! Win win :) You can vote once a day through November 30th. Thank you all tons – I couldn’t do any of this without you guys! Thank you all for voting – I won!

Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls (no yeast required!) from Bakerita.com

How in the world is it almost Thanksgiving?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore this time of year and all the lovely holiday baking that comes along with it, but I swear – last holiday season does not seem to be a year off already. It’s insanity! Though, because it’s pumpkin season, I’m taking it in stride and making as many pumpkin-y things as possible before it’s back to summer fruits once more. [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Bakerita.com …with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Because seriously, can you make a cinnamon roll-eque recipe without some sort of cream cheese frosting? I think not.

This recipe is actually part of a contest. A peanut butter contest! If you follow my blog, you know I absolutely love peanut butter, and I’ve even guest posted for the National Peanut Board. When they asked me to participate in a peanut butter recipe contest for National Peanut Month, answering no didn’t even cross my mind. [Read more...]

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo.

Almond Banana Bread

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo. My goodness. I really want to give you guys a good recipe post right now. I want to write something long, and inspiring, or at least entertaining.

But…I want to do that less than I want to sleep.

To all other sorority girls out there, it’s polish week. Or work week, or prep week, or whatever you call the week before recruitment.

If you’ve gone through it, well, you know that it is exhausting! Fun, because I’ve been with my sisters non-stop, but we’ve also been going long hours and I need to sleep! So, unfortunately, all your getting out of me tonight is a kick-ass recipe for paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free, delicious almond banana bread. [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls | Bakerita.com

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apples are arguably the best fall ingredient, held in stiff competition next to pumpkin. I, personally, don’t like to pick favorites. I give an equal shot to both pumpkin and apples and let them in each shine in their way the way only the season of fall let’s them do.

Each of them benefits from a good dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, and falls perfectly into the cocoon of freshly made pie dough. Yum.

Break me off a piece of that.

Erm, a slice of that? [Read more...]