Chai Spiced Banana Bread. I know that many will associate chai with hot drinks, like a Chai Latte. Chai. Comforting, warming spices. Not something you might expect in the middle of summer. But believe me, this is good. Those who follow me for a little while now, know that I use a lot of banana’s in baking. It started out as a necessity to use up overripe banana’s, but it has started to become a regular item in my baking and cooking adventures. Bread, cookies, bars, drinks, desserts, even waffles. Banana’s are quite versatile and due to their natural sweetness (the riper, the sweeter), you’ll need less sugar or sweetener in your recipe.
Make super fast Soft Pretzel Bites using canned dough!
Making soft pretzels or pretzel bites from scratch is not really difficult. I understand that quite a few people find it a daunting idea to make a yeast dough. I used to be one of them. But I’ve learned that it really isn’t all that hard. It just takes a bit of patience. Yeah, I know, I don’t have that in abundance. Plus, you sometimes just don’t have the time to make a yeast dough and wait for it to rise. Or you’re bad at planning, like me (or was it time management?). Anyway, that usually means that I’m simply too late to start on a yeast dough.
Love fresh bread, but hate the kneading and long waiting? Or are you like me, simply forgetting that you wanted to bake bread and realize just an hour before lunch that there is no fresh bread in the house? Then soda bread is perfect for you. I really don’t hate the kneading, it can actually be very soothing and relaxing to work a yeast dough for 10 minutes. And the waiting time can be filled with other activities. And I love the yeasty smell of rising dough!
But in reality, I usually end up with no time left to make fresh bread. And that is annoying, to say the least. We have a good bakery very nearby and they are open on Sundays, but that’s just not the same. Homemade bread gives you that special, cosy feeling and the house just smells awesome.
Practically carb-free and high in protein, these ‘cloud bread’ buns are soft and pillowy, just like little clouds!
Cloud bread. I’ve been holding it off for quite a while, but I couldn’t ignore it anymore. Just google ‘cloud bread’ and you’ll get over 24 million hits! If it’s shared so many times, there must be something good about it right? I mean, something else than just being virtually carb-free and a good source of protein. And… it’s super easy.
This truly is the BEST healthy banana bread out there! Gluten free, no oil/butter, no (refined) sugar!
Gosh, I have tried so many banana bread recipes, I can’t even count them. Some were too dry, most of them were too ‘banana’, too dense/moist/mushy, overly sweet, wouldn’t rise… There is one banana bread though, that is the BEST banana bread, if you don’t mind using sugar, regular flour etc, and it’s this banana bread by Nikki from Chef In Training. This is serious business, if it comes to banana breads. I will gladly make this one again. And again. And again.
What do low-carbers miss the most? I think it’s fairly safe to say that it’s bread. I’m not a die hard low-carber, I still eat bread, pasta, rice etc., but in great moderation. I do try to cut back on carbs where ever possible. But bread… I’ve tried a lot of recipes. Some were all right, most I would not like to call bread. So eggy, it resembles more of a baked omelet than bread.
But… many many recipes later, I think I’ve managed to bake a low carb bread that I actually like. And not only me, the kids seem to like it as well. If that is not a sure sign, I don’t know what is… HALLELUJAH!