(Not Secret) Recipes

Banana Split Bread

  • Freshly_baked_banana_bread

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lg. egg
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 lg. bananas)
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ¾ t salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like using the mini)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (walnuts good too)

Instructions:

  • In lg. mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and egg with electric mixer. Beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • In sm. Bowl, mix bananas & milk. Set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Alternately add dry ingredients and banana mixture to creamed butter mixture, stirring after each addition until dry ingredients are blended. Stir in chips and nuts.
  • Spoon into one 9x5-inch or two 7 1/2x3 1/2-inch loaf pans that have been greased & floured. Bake 50-60 minutes in 350 degree oven. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes before removing. Finish cooling on wire rack.

Blueberry Croissant Puff

  • Berries_(USDA_ARS)

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 small croissants or 3-4 large croissants, broken into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk

Instructions:

  • Place croissant pieces, evenly in a 9 inch baking dish (I use round pie plate), lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle berries over the pieces, evenly.
  • Beat cream cheese & sugar well. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Pour evenly over the croissants and let stand 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-55 minutes or until set in center and golden brown. Serve warm dusted with powdered sugar.

Hummingbird Cake

  • cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple-do not drain
  • 2 cups bananas, mashed, about 3-4 large bananas
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts chopped

Ingredients:

  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
  • Mix together with whisk.  Add eggs, vanilla extract, oil, pineapple, bananas, and nuts.  Mix all until moistened.
  • Spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30-35 minutes until cake is done in center.  Frost with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting! 
  • A perfect welcome or special occassion treat!

Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lb. box or about 3 2/3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans