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Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping

6 Nov

Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I didn’t want to get on my soapbox, but we’re facing a crisis here people. We are abusing the system, biting the hand that feeds us and leaving children behind. What’s going on? We are totally shortchanging pumpkin season and jumping headfirst into Christmas.

What gives? Halloween wasn’t even a week ago and everyone is replacing pumpkin with gingerbread and peppermint faster than Target can truck in the Christmas trees.

We all know pumpkins last longer than a month, especially when left on a chilly porch, so why are we kicking pumpkin-flavored delights to the curb so much quicker? Pumpkin is just as much a Thanksgiving flavor as it is an October/Halloween flavor in my book. Continue reading

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Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread

10 Oct

Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I’d like to re-title this “Grown Up Pumpkin Bread” because it carries an air of sophistication with it. The hint of coffee flavor and smell from the espresso power… the dark chocolate chunks… the subtle, not-too-sweet pumpkin taste. It’s not a neon orange loaf, no, the orange is muted. It is an amber-colored loaf. And is not studded with chocolate chips. No, don’t get confused. It is studded with dark chocolate chunks. High quality, smooth, hand-chopped dark chocolate. Continue reading

Vegan Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread

17 Jul

Vegan Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I like swirls. I’m an indecisive person, so swirls mean I don’t have to pick between flavors. Plus, swirls are pretty.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Sometimes though, I wait until too late in the day to take pictures, so I don’t have natural light and my pictures don’t look so pretty. Continue reading

Biscoff Banana Bread

25 Feb

Biscoff Banana Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Remember that free jar of Biscoff spread I got at the Hot Chocolate 15K Expo? Yep, that’s still coming in handy. Since I loved this peanut butter chocolate chip bread I made in the fall, I wondered… could I replace the peanut butter with Biscoff spread and take out the chocolate chips with the same delicious results? Psssst… rhetorical question.

The flavor in this bread sneaks up on you. The first bite says ‘this is ok, but I think I like my other banana bread recipe better,” then a couple bites later, your mouth says ‘I think I can taste the Biscoff now’ and then your nose is thinking ‘oh yeah, that’s the Biscoff!’ and the next thing you know, you’ve finished the slice and sort of want to finish the loaf. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

10 Jan

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Did all those flavors just hit you like a ton of bricks? Let’s bring back some redhead math:

Peanut butter = delicious
Banana = yummy
Chocolate chips = yummy deliciousness

Therefore, peanut butter banana chocolate chip bread = delicious yummy yummy deliciousness

Did you see what I did there? I’m like Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind or Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. No wait, wrong gender…. Ok, I’m like Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich. Wow, still not quite right… Can we get back to the bread? Continue reading

Banana Bread

4 Dec

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This bread is bananas: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Banana bread is like the toast of the baking world – everyone should know how to make banana bread. It’s what you do with over ripe bananas. You can’t screw up banana bread. Actually you can, you can use under ripe bananas, or watery bananas, or you can over mix the batter, or use bandanas instead of bananas. But, I am here to prevent your banana bread blunders. I am the toothpaste to your cavity. I am the apple to your doctor. I am the condom to your —WHOA —I am not going there.

This Allrecipes.com banana bread recipe has been my go-to for awhile. The sour cream makes it super moist and I think the tang of it only enhances the banana flavor. Speaking of enhancing flavor,  to crank my banana bread to 11, I always roast two of the bananas to mix in with the batter and slice a third banana to add at the end. Ain’t nobody going to ask you what kind of bread they’re eating with all that flavor packed into each bite. But if they do, I suggest you invoke Gwen Stefani per above. This bread is bananas : B-A-N-A-N-A-S . Continue reading

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

28 Nov

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Sometimes people do amazing things: change your flat tire, give you rides to the airport, fly on the trapeze with the greatest of ease. These occasions call for bread. These heroes need your bread. Many times these heroic deeds happen without much warning and your pantry is not prepared with say, bananas or pumpkin or cream cheese. Enter Oatmeal Applesauce Bread to save the day. And no, you don’t need to bake your oatmeal applesauce bread a loaf of bread for saving the day, but you could, in which case you would have a loaf of bread all to yourself after you bestow the first one upon the deserving hero.

This bread rocks because you don’t need softened butter (who ever remembers to take it out of the fridge anyway), you don’t need to use a stand mixer  and you’re more than likely to have oats and applesauce lying around. If you don’t, I suggest you restock your pantry. Continue reading

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