Good Morning! What better way to start your day off then with a big old plate of pancakes smothered with bananas and maple syrup! These pancakes were soft, moist and sweetly delicious. I decided to make them a little more on the healthier side of things to start my day off lighter (but I guess it doesn't really doesn't matter if I'm just going to eat them with lots of butter and syrup, YUM!). I like to add the bananas to the batter after pouring it onto the pan because I find if you mix them into the batter before cooking them they tend to get too mushy.
My friend called me the other day telling me that he was looking on my website for a healthy cookie recipe. He said the only one he could find that wasn't too sweet for him was the breakfast cereal cookie but he didn't have any Corn Flakes on hand. So I decided to make this cookie just for him. I decided to call it the 'somewhat' healthy cookie because I did use a fair bit of sugar still and I added chocolate chips (but only because my boyfriend asked me too) but feel free to omit them if you like or substitue them for nuts.
It was my Grandma's birthday this week and my mom asked me to bake her some cute cupcakes rather than make a cake. So I decided to make a classic white cupcake with a twist. This cupcake is like an apple fritter doughnut mixed with a pancake breakfast (if you can imagine that...lol). This cupcake is moist and has a mouthfull of flavors while the glaze is not overly sweet with just the right amount of maple flavor. I think the cupcakes would taste really good with tiny pieces of chopped apples mixed into them but I didn't have enough time to do that, sorry Grandma!
I've had this saskatoon berry jam in my cupboard for quite some time now and have been very curious to see what it taste like. I decided to make a classic baked jam treat: jam thumbprint cookies. These types of cookies used to be one my favorites growning up. My mom would buy this big round tin from the grocery store when I was younger and it would be filled with an assortment of cookies but I would always eat the jam filled ones first. This recipe is easy enough to make and the cornmeal gives the cookies a nice texture. Whats great about these cookies is that you can use any type of jam depending on your preference.