Archive for the 'Breakfast' Category

Banana Bread

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

This is my recipe for banana bread…  I can’t remember where I found it, but it has been modified to use no oil.  Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not uber-healthy by any means.  It’s just my go to recipe.  😉


1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas


1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour loaf pan.
2.  In mixer, mash bananas.  Add flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking powder, & baking soda.
Baking purists are wincing here I know…  You can mix all the dry ingredients together first before adding to bananas.  But I have been in a hurry (or lazy to dirty another bowl rather) and threw everything in the Kitchenaid and it worked out fine. 😉
3.  Add eggs and mix well.  Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.

You can add other things in here like chocolate chips, walnuts, or pecans.  My family likes it plain so that is how I usually make it.  I have one in the oven as we speak that is half plain and half dotted with pecans…

Bisquick Waffles

Monday, September 28th, 2009

We LOVE using our waffle maker on weekend mornings, but sometimes the batter can be tiresome to make.  Solution:  We use Bisquick pancake mix.  I  know, I know – you can’t always get that nice crispy outside that you can when you make the batter from scratch.  Problem solved: just separate the eggs and whip up the egg whites, then fold them in – the whites are the secret to a nice crisp waffle.  😉


2 Cups Bisquick Pancake Mix
1 1/3 Cup Milk
2 Eggs – separated
2 Tbs Vegetable Oil


Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Beat yolks with milk and oil.  Mix yolk mixture in with Bisquick in large bowl.  Gently fold egg whites into batter.  Cook according to waffle iron directions.

We serve these with syrup, fruit and whipped cream…

Homemade Waffles

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Do you have a waffle maker? This recipe makes some great waffles for it. We love to make these on Sunday Mornings… This recipe came with the Toastmaster Waffle Maker that I have…


1 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tbs. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
3 Eggs Yolks, Beaten
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Egg Whites, Stiffly Beaten


1. Measure dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Blend.
2. Combine egg yolks and milk. Stir into dry ingredients. Stir in oil.
3. Carefully fold in egg whites. Do not overmix.
4. Our approximately 1/2 cup batter onto preheated waffle maker (depending on the size of your appliance). Close and bake according to manufacturer’s directions.

We love these with Jam or Syrup or home made Blueberry Syrup (recipe to come soon).