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Christmas Delish

Recipe#47: banana, dates & cinnamon bread 


“An apron is just a cape on backwards!”


225 gr flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

175 gr butter (room temperature)

100 gr brown sugar

2 tbsp honey

2 eggs

2 ripe bananas

100 gr dates

50 gr walnuts


Wisk together flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add butter, sugar, honey and eggs. Mix until smooth. Smash the bananas, chop the dates and add both to the mixture. Blend everything together.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter. Level it and scatter the walnuts on top.

Bake at 170°C (340°F) for 1h.

This bread simply tastes like Christmas!




Recipe#42: apple cinnamon cocoa pie


“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” (Jane Austen)


3 apples

300 gr (2 ½ cups) all purpose flour

125 gr (½ cup) granulated white sugar

150 gr butter

1 egg

cinnamon (q.b.)

cocoa nibs (q.b.)

brown sugar (q.b.)


In a bowl combine the flour, the sugar, the butter and the egg. Knead the dough until smooth and soft. Cover in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut the apples in slices.

Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F). Butter a 22 cm (9 inches) round pan. Spread the dough in the pan with sides. Put the apple slices on the dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the cocoa nibs on the pie.

Bake for around 45 minutes or until the top turns slightly brown.




Spice me up!

Recipe#16: pumpkin bread


“Stop hating, start baking”


200g (1½ cups) all-purpose flour

1t baking soda

1t baking powder

2t ground cinnamon

1t ground cloves

1t salt

2 eggs

200g (1 cup) brown sugar

300g (1¼ cups) pumpkin puree (*)

120ml oil

60ml orange juice

(*) Cut the pumpkin in moderately large pieces and put them in the oven (with the peel) until soft. Let the pumpkin cool and then mash into a puree.


In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves. In another bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil and orange juice. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix just until combined. At this point feel free to add chocolate chips, nuts or almonds according to your preferences…

Pour the batter into a medium loaf pan and bake for 1 hour at 180° (350F).

Let cool before enjoying this perfect tea break!





Recipe#9: carrot muffins 


“Good things come to those who bake.”



2 – 3 carrots, peeled and grated

1 small apple, peeled and grated

60 gr (1/4 cup) chopped walnuts

180 gr (1 1/3 cup) all-purpose flour

150 gr (¾ cup) granulated sugar

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs

120 ml vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream cheese frosting (optional): 

50 gr (¼ cup) butter

100 gr (½ cup) cream cheese

3 tbsp powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180° (350 F).

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Add the chopped walnuts. In another bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla extract.

Fold the wet ingredients, together with the grated carrots and apple, into the dry ingredients until combined. Don’t overmix! Pour the batter in the muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven, cover them and let them cool completely.

For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar until fully combined then beat in the vanilla extract. These amounts will allow you to lightly cover the muffins with a a small dollop of frosting, halfway between a muffin and a cupcake!



Queen B

Recipe#8: banana bread


“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” (Ernestine Ulmer)



190 gr (1 ½ cups) all-purpose flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

80 gr butter (room temperature)

100 gr (½ cup) granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 ½ – 3 bananas (mashed)

60 gr (¼ cup) plain yogurt


2 tbsp ground cinnamon (up to 4 if you just love the flavor…)

50 gr (¼ cup) brown sugar

130 gr (¾ cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips

50 – 70 gr (¼ – ½ cup) chopped walnuts (optional)


 Preheat oven to 180° (350 F).

In a bowl knead the butter until smooth, then add the sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, mashed bananas and yogurt and mix until well combined and creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Don’t overmix.

To make the streusel, combine the cinnamon, brown sugar, chocolate chips and walnuts in a bowl.

At this point, spread half of the batter into the baking pan and cover with half of the streusel. Repeat with the remaining batter and streusel.

Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool before removing it from the pan.

Be ready for a delicious chocolaty banana bread with just the right blend of cinnamon!