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Take Your Morning From Mundane to Decadent With Baked Oatmeal

baked oatmeal

I’ve had baked oatmeal on my “to try” list ever since I saw a tweet about it last fall. Baked oatmeal? I’d never heard of such a thing. Usually food novelties pique my interest to the point of obsession, and this was no exception. After quickly Googling the term—and pausing to drool over some pretty gorgeous photos—I realized that this was something I’d simply have to make. Continue reading

When Life Gives You Overripe Bananas, Make Banana Bread

Banana bread

I always overestimate the number of bananas I should buy. Part of the problem is that I prefer to eat them slightly underripe, when they’re still a bit “al dente” and tangy rather than soft and sweet. Regardless, I often find myself with several overripe specimens that I won’t eat but feel guilty throwing away. Fortunately, I don’t mind baking with ripe bananas. Banana bread is probably the easiest option, but I also have banana muffins and cupcakes in my repertoire—I’m sure you’ll see them in the future.

The following recipe is from JoyofBaking.com, my go-to site whenever I need a new recipe for a baked item. My only addition is the sparkling sugar, which I add to nearly everything I bake. Although bananas aren’t a fall fruit, there’s something about the cinnamon-sweet smell of this bread baking that makes me feel all warm and cozy. Continue reading