Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

makes 1 loaf, about 10 servings

1 Large Egg
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (About 2 Large Bananas)
1 Cup AP Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Cream Cheese Filling:
1 Large Egg
4 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/4 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons AP Flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan, set aside.  For the bread - in a large bowl, whisk together egg, sugars, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract.  Stir in bananas.  Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir gently until just combined.  Don't over mix.  For the cream cheese filling - in a separate large bowl beat together egg, cream cheese, sugar, and flour.  Pour 2/3 of the bread mixture in the loaf pan.  Evenly spread cream cheese mixture over bread mixture and top with the remaining 1/3 bread mixture.  Bake about 50 minutes until top is domed, bread is golden and a tooth pick comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs.  Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing.  

I am always craving a good banana bread, but throw in a cream cheese filling and I am sold!  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
Makes 24 muffins 

2 Cups AP Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Honey
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Old Fashion Oats

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, oil, and honey. Stir in milk, then the oats and let rest for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the dry ingredients. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Serve with butter and a cup of coffee. 

My parents are coming up this weekend and my mom is on a sugar free diet. So I thought I would make these healthy-ish muffins that have no sugar!  Cinnamon oatmeal muffins are a great way to start out your day... Or keep you going in the afternoon... Or satisfy your midnight snack cravings.