Category Archives: Quick Breads/Sweet or Savory

Lavender Tea Bread

This recipe was a first for me…the first time using lavender in a recipe! Even though I’m growing some lavender in a pot, I purchased the lavender I used in this Lavender Tea Bread at Fresh Market, in their herb section—it was the only place I could find any! If you are having trouble finding some, I’ve read that rosemary is a good substitute for lavender in baking.

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Rosemary Focaccia Biscuit Bread

I’m not originally from the south, but I love southern food. And that includes biscuits—especially biscuits! I love them hot from the oven with some butter or topped with sausage gravy…mmm! A few years back, I had the chance to review a cookbook called Biscuits: Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen by Jackie Garvin, that has all kinds of great biscuit recipes. I chose to make the Rosemary Focaccia Biscuit Bread because, in addition to biscuits, I also love focaccia—so what could be better than a combination of both? And it looked like a simple, easy recipe anyone could make. It’s been awhile since this recipe has been posted, so I thought I’d repost it because it’s so good!

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Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread

As I’ve mentioned in other banana bread posts, I love trying out different banana bread recipes and decided to try a whole wheat version that I found on the King Arthur Flour website. I just made a few small changes, using both whole wheat and white whole wheat flour, a little more banana, and a little more chopped walnuts.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This beautiful loaf of Peanut Butter Banana Bread tastes as great as it looks! It has just the right balance of peanut butter and bananas in it and the texture is moist and tender. This is definitely not a wimpy loaf—this recipe makes a good-sized 9 x 5″ loaf and it rises so nicely! It’s delicious just as it is, or you could lightly spread some butter or peanut butter on it, if you want. I like it best without a spread, and it’s great with a cup of coffee or tea!

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Easy Savory Cornbread

I like all kinds of cornbread—traditional cornbread is great, but it’s also fun trying out different add-ins. This Easy Savory Cornbread starts off with some corn muffin mix and gets its’ savory flavor from a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, along with a cup of cheddar cheese mixed into the batter. Pretty easy, right?

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