Recipes For My Boys: Nuts
Showing posts with label Nuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nuts. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2014

Brown Sugar Streusel Coffee Cake

I have made this Brown Sugar Streusel Coffee Cake many times and even posted a picture on my facebook page.  Did I write the recipe down?  No!  Don't ask me why.  That tends to happen a lot.  I start something then have to stop....get to busy and totally forget to return and finish what I was doing to begin with.  You do know what I am talking about, don't you? 





























Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

Winter holidays would not be the same without cranberries, oranges and pecans!  For many years growing up, we would go to "the farm" (my precious Daddy's parents farm which he born in and later bought) and pick up pecans that had fallen to the ground.  Hours were spent bending over or you may get lucky and find a gold mine, so to speak, and could sit while picking them up, checking them and dropping them in your bucket or sack.  Cranberries came from the farmers market and oranges usually came from a family member's trees or a trip to Florida. This Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread is all about spreading Holiday Cheer!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Sweet and Savory Focaccia

This is the first time I have made focaccia.   I used a salad kit with dried sweetened fruit, pralines, crumbled blue cheese.  I even topped it with a few baby greens and blue cheese vinaigrette.  Add your own fruits and nuts, cheese and herbs to make this your own.  Enjoy!

Enter to win the 15" Lodge Carbon Seasoned Steel Skillet I used to bake this focaccia in. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Homemade Granola

Don't you just love granola?  It goes on everything or can be eaten by the fistful by itself.  So easy  (I'm lovin' all the easy things to make!) and affordable, too!  You can add anything in it and it will always be just right.  Start with old fashion rolled oats, add nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels. cereal, chocolate, butterscotch or cinnamon chips and there ya go.  Ta Da!   The makings of your own granola.  This make 1 1/2 to 2 cups.  You may want to make more. ~smile~  I'm making more tomorrow and will update.

DIY Homemade Granola

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
5 tablespoons homemade maple syrup
1/2 cup broken pretzels, optional, I didn't have nuts so I used them first...very good!
OR, 1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cumin
whatever you want to add

Preheat oven to 375
Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and cumin together in bowl.
Add oats, nuts, seeds, and pretzels.  Toss gently to cover all with syrup mixture.
Spread and separate on baking sheet.
Cook for 7- 10 minutes, until light brown, stirring every couple of minutes. Watch carefully, it can burn in no time at all.
Cool completely and store in sealed container or plastic bag.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WW Cranberry Orange Banana Nut Bread

Sick, Sick, Sick!  That's is what we have been, forever it seems, around here!  We get well and 5-10 days later, sick again.  A vicious cycle that I attribute to all the boys being in school this year.  Teachers are saying that this is what is happening with most of the children.   I'm not liking it.  No matter how much I wipe down, spray or douse everything, and everyone for that matter...the "sick", as Reid calls it, comes back to us.

I wanted to fix something for the boys and tried to do something a little healthier for them this time.  Sweet and a little tangy, nutty and yummy, with glaze or without out (my preference) it is a keeper here!  <3 and HUGs!


Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Banana Nut Bread

1 cup all purpose flour 
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, use least amount and add more if desired
1 cup sugar, a little more if you need it
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and sliced
1 egg, beaten
frozen orange juice concentrate thawed and undiluted*...to use in bread, 3/4 cup and topping, 1/4- 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 bananas, mashed
1/2 to 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped/sliced thin fresh cranberries

Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan or bundt...this will be shorter.

Sift first 6 ingredients together in bowl
Stir in sugar
Cut in butter....flour will turn into a little coarse, sandy looking
Mix in egg, vanilla and 3/4 cup orange juice

Fold in banana, sliced/chopped cranberries and pecans 

Pour into greased desired pan

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  
Rotate.
Cook another 10 minutes and check.  Checking every few minutes.

It is done when toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean and top is light brown.

Mine was done in 35 minutes.
As always, My oven cooks different than yours.  Check at earliest time and adjust cooking time accordingly.  
Let sit 10 minutes, run knife around edges to loosen and invert onto rack.

I like mine like this!  <3 and Hugs!

Cranberry Orange Drizzle

1/2 to 2/3 can whole cranberry sauce
1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup confectioners sugar, adding more if you like it sweeter

Whisk all together and drizzle over individual pieces.   

You can also poke holes in the bread with a bamboo stick while bread is still warm.  Warm the glaze and drizzle over bread.  Make certain you have a plate underneath to catch the run off.  

*Note....I used frozen orange juice concentrate because that was what I had.  You can use 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel and 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice for the bread, instead.
You can also substitute freshly squeezed orange juice with  1-2 teaspoons grated orange peel for the drizzle.

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