This Cream Cheese Strawberry Banana Bread is incredibly delicious, with a moist crumb that is made delightfully rich with the incorporation of one of my all-time favorite ingredients for the best quick breads: cream cheese. (Because, truly, what recipe isn’t made better with cream cheese?) The bread is infused with fresh bananas and filled to the brim with fresh strawberries to create a flavor combination that is truly out of this world. Read on to grab the recipe, because you’ll want to make this one ASAP!
Getting kids in the kitchen is always a fun idea, and especially when the occasion at hand is a chance to show Mom how much she is loved by making her a delicious treat to enjoy on Mother’s Day. Today, I’ve teamed up with Huggies® to share a recipe that is not only incredibly delicious, but also the perfect way to get kids into the kitchen for some cooking fun! This Strawberry Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze is my springtime take on our family’s tried-and-true favorite monkey bread, with layers of strawberries and strawberry preserves nestled inside pull-apart dough, all topped off with a tangy cream cheese glaze. Plan to add this recipe to your Mother’s Day brunch menu for a treat that will make Mom’s day as special as she is!
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Looking for a little treat to nosh on with your morning coffee? Infused with dried cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon, my orange-cranberry swirl bread recipe makes a gorgeous, light-as-air bread that is perfect for slicing up and toasting on a chilly fall morning. This recipe is a homemade riff on the store-bought swirl breads that my entire family loves, but this version contains only wholesome, easy-to-pronounce ingredients and only a fraction of the sugar found in the ready-made variety. Read on to grab the recipe!
Add a bright pop of citrus flavor to your daily breakfast or snack routine by preparing a loaf of this lovely, easy-as-pie citrus tea bread. Topped with a bright citrus glaze and a gorgeous mixture of lemon and lime zest and sugar, this bread features a crumb that mimics the taste and texture of pound cake. Pretty enough to serve guests, yet easy enough to make in minutes, this a quick bread recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your regular arsenal! Read on the grab the full recipe.
Each year when I was small, I can remember my mom baking up a pan of delicious sticky buns to eat on Easter morning. Even better than standard sticky buns, though, these buns were something truly special: one bite into each one revealed an empty center, just like the empty tomb discovered on Easter morning. We called them resurrection buns, and I can remember so vividly viewing these with childlike wonder, pondering how my mom was able to accomplish such a seemingly impossible feat. Now that I am a mama myself, I love making these for my own children to help convey the true message of Easter, and I have learned my mom’s secret to the empty center: marshmallows! Start a delicious new Easter tradition this year by baking a batch of these for your own family.
Two flavors that marry perfectly together are blueberry and lemon, and this blueberry oatmeal bread features both in a quick bread loaf with a scone-like consistency. The oatmeal in this bread imparts a pleasant chewiness to the crumb, and the subtly sweet batter allows the flavor of the fresh berries to truly shine. Serve this bread on its own fresh from the oven, or toast and slather butter. Either way, this is a recipe you really must try!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Stir in oats.
- Beat shortening and brown sugar together until incorporated. Beat in eggs until mixture is fluffy; gradually stir in buttermilk and ¼ teaspoon lemon zest. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and stir just until all dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in pecans. Gently fold blueberries into the batter by hand.
- Spread batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out. Spread immediately with the glaze, and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
- Place powdered sugar, lemon juice, milk and salt in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine, adding more milk as needed, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is of thick but pourable consistency. Drizzle over the prepared loaf.
I absolutely adore baking breads of all types, and I’ve got lots of other recipes to share!
I feel like this post should be titled something like, “You made bread out of what?!“ This gorgeous, delicious quick bread recipe is made possible with the magic of a very unlikely ingredient that you might associate more with dinner at a Mexican food restaurant than at your breakfast table: avocado! Because avocados are a superfood powerhouse of good-for-you omega-3 fats, there is absolutely no added oil, butter or shortening required for this recipe. Infused with the vibrant flavors of citrus and cinnamon, the avocado melds into the bread and doesn’t impart a recognizable flavor. You really must try it to believe it!
Freshly baked scones are a delicious way to add a special touch to breakfast and brunch, and especially when they combine the delicious flavors of cherry and orange. These cherry scones feature a super-moist crumb that is studded with dried fruit and drizzled generously with orange-vanilla glaze. This is a wonderful scone recipe that you’ll want make again and again!
It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings, and some of my blogging friends and I thought it would be very fitting of the season to gather together today for a gratitude blog hop to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them!
Today, I’m sharing one of our family’s favorite recipes, Apple-Praline Bread. This bread just exudes all of the coziness of fall, with a spicy, apple-studded crumb and a decadent pecan praline topping. This is a perfect recipe to prepare to enjoy as a family on a lazy weekend morning, but it is also a fabulous recipe to make and share with someone (think of teachers, co-workers, neighbors and friends) to show them how much you care!
After you grab this yummy recipe (it really is to-die-for good!) be sure to check out all of the other stops on the Gratitude Blog Hop to see the fabulous projects my friends have shared to go along with the “Gratitude” theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop. So many great ideas!
This time of year, I am always on the lookout for special, delicious recipes suitable for gift-giving. Today’s recipe for cranberry-pumpkin bread is one of those! The tender, moist crumb of this quick bread is infused with pumpkin flavor and studded with cranberries and pecans, making it not only delicious, but also pretty to slice and serve. I love to serve this as an on-the-go breakfast for my family, but it is also nice for sit-down brunches and other gatherings.