Mangalore bun (Banana Bun)

I spent my childhood in a small township Kudremukha (now a world heritage site), which was about 100 kms from the beautiful coastal town Mangalore in Karnataka. Mangalore was our go-to place when it came to day trips, shopping, and of course beach time! What made our trips even more special were these delightful sweet and soft Mangalore buns. Made with overripe bananas, they are technically pooris, and not buns. Why are they called bun then – I have no idea! Maybe because they don’t absorb even a drop of oil unlike pooris. ...more

Banana Bread

Baking season is here!  I may have gotten a head start over the weekend :) Fall is my favorite season. I've already started putting up fall decor despite the husband telling me I must wait until the actual Fall Equinox, to which I reply Phooey!...more

The BEST Banana Bread EVER! (With cinnamon topping!)

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Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

Alright, Sunday, let's do this. What's the number one recommended use for over-ripe bananas? Banana bread. It's versatile, easy-to-bake and delicious. Nowadays, it seems that everyone is trying to take a spin on the classic banana bread recipe and I'm not against going with the crowd. So, I threw on my apron, booted up my Amazon Prime Music app and side-eyed those over-ripened bananas. ...more

BEST Banana Cake EVER

BEST Banana Cake EVERPut those ripe bananas to great use...a tasty cake is only minutes away!!Ingredients:...more

3-Ingredient Frozen Chocolate Bananas Are the Only Summer Treat You Need

A frozen banana covered with chocolate, topped with nuts or any decoration: so simple, so cold and delicious. This is a great snack for summer—party food on the way! ...more
This is wonderful and healthy too. Need I mention how easy it is.more

Whole Wheat Pineapple Banana Snack Cake

With recently moving into a new apartment, my cupboards are more than bare. I barely have enough stuff to throw together a simple sandwich. We’ve been in our new place for almost three weeks, so yeah, I guess you could say I procrastinate. So when the baking mood struck this past Sunday, I knew it was going to be next to impossible to pull something together, let alone tasty....more

Banana Pudding Cups

I love to share cool desserts at picnics and a great way to serve those desserts is in jars. The jars can be stuck down in a cooler or tub of ice and require no serving spoons. You just grab a jar and dig in.Why not make this version of a southern classic – Banana Pudding - that very way?Get the recipe HERE...more

Mini banana nutella muffins muffins are a great snack to have on hand, especially when they are only 1 point and as delicious as these nutella banana ones! They are certainly not shy on size and make for a great afternoon treat....more

chocolate chip banana nutella donuts are definitely one of my favorite things to bake. I just love coming up with different flavor combinations, but most of all I love that they are only 2 points! Your average store bought donuts will cost you upwards of 8pp or more if its decadent enough, so how awesome is it that you can have 4 of my donuts for that… not that you’d eat 4 in one sitting.. well maybe 3...These chocolate chip banana donuts are delicious, especially the nutella topping....more