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Celebrities love baking, or at least that’s what it looks like from their Instagram feeds. Former party lovers, whose feeds used to be filled with selfies and red carpet photos now post pics of their perfect home-made treats. And they make them pretty well. You can find various desserts, from cakes like Kelly Brook’s Easter creation to beautifully decorated cupcakes Kourtney Kardashian-style. Let’s not forget the banana bread.
Celebrity Banana Bread Recipes
I am a banana bread fan and I have made like a hundred versions of banana bread. This has become my obsession ever since I downloaded the cooking app MyGreatRecipes and discovered its banana bread recipe collection. Some time ago (I was bored a little bit) I searched the internet to find out what kind of desserts celebrities like (and bake). Turns out they do create their own sweet delights and what caught my eye in particular was Rachel Zoe’s banana bread recipe. I thought to myself “A woman with such style can’t go wrong with styling ingredients in a dessert.” That’s how I came up with the idea to recreate celebrity banana bread recipes by using the most similar banana bread option from my fav app. Here are my two best banana loafs, as made by famous people.
Rachel Zoe’s Banana Bread
The celebrity stylist and designer confessed that she loves baking, especially during the award season because it calms her nerves. I found this banana bread recipe on her Instagram feed. It is visible that it contains chocolate chips, so here is my version of it:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
4 teaspoons milk
3-4 over ripe bananas
1 cup chocolate chips
The best thing about banana bread is that all you need to do is mix the ingredients. Start by mixing the butter and sugar, then add milk, eggs and banana and at the end add the flour and baking soda. The chocolate chips are incorporated at the end and stirred manually (no mixer needed). Let the oven do the rest. Bake for about 45 minutes. Use a toothpick to check whether the loaf is done. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go.
Stanley Tucci’s Banana Bread
The actor said that this recipe is from his late wife Kate and called it Kate’s Banana Bread in her honor. He remembers how she used to make this loaf for their family and friends and everyone loved it. The recipe originally calls for Grape-nuts cereal but I made it with fresh grapes and pecans.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup castor sugar
pinch of salt
½ cup butter
1 cup mixed green and red grapes
1 cup chopped pecans
Follow the procedure laid down for the chocolate chips recipe above. Fold the grapes in the batter at the end. The grapes will look like precious gems in the baked bread. The loaf will also get extra sweetness from the grapes and they make perfect combination with any kind of nuts. Cook’s verdict: I liked both recipes, the first being a more classic version of the banana loaf, whereas the second was an opportunity for me to use grapes in a banana bread for the first time. I couldn’t decide so I let my family make the decision for me. They ruled on the Kate’s banana bread to my surprise. I expected they would be in favor of the chocolatey treat
1 can of organic unsalted Garbanzo beans
2-3 small fresh garlic cloves
One half of a red bell pepper
Mrs. Dash Seasoning
Veggie Crumbles (trader joe's brand is great)
Organic tomato sauce
This video shows how to make a portion large enough for 1-2:
If you’ve watched the Sponge Bob, you probably remember this phrase. (I have tons of dub smash videos impersonating the sponge bob chocolate guy). Ok, maybe not something to brag with But it is probably the best way to emphasize how much I love chocolate, (Ok the sponge bob guy is angry) I get excited by the mere mention of the word, but you get the analogy.
The internet is filled with chocolate recipes, and oftentimes when I am too tired to cook I just browse around to get some ideas for my next chocolate meal. On a late summer night I was doing my nights research when I stumbled across http://cuterecipes.com/ …Oh my God, there were so many mouthwatering recipes in one place. To be honest sometimes I get dizzy from scrolling, so I’ve decided to search meals by category, and since lately I have been hooked on pancakes, I decided to narrow my search down to pancakes. And boy was I right to do this, the best American pancake collection abounds with tasty recipes including my favorite chocolate ones!
The Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas are definitely on the top of my list (for now). What I loved was the sweetness of the chocolate that pairs perfectly together with that sweet and savory strawberry taste, and for some extra savory touch I replaced the banana for raspberries. A mouthful of happiness is what I call it! I haven’t enjoyed in a meal like this in a while.
Double Chocolate Pancakes
Double chocolate, double the trouble… Or not? Well it depends. If you are referring to my stomach ache after I’ve finished eating a dozen of these pancakes then it is a trouble….But if you were thinking of going to the trouble of making them, as in the difficulty level of preparation, you, my friends are mistaken. This recipe makes use of cake mix, so the only thing you have to do is just stir everything together, make a batch, cook it and eat some pancakes. Yes, that easy!
While at the double chocolate pancakes theme, it would be unfair if I didn’t share the next recipe with you…If you are a Reese’s enthusiast, like I am, then you will definitely love the Reese’s syrup and double chocolate pancakes recipe. Reese’s are the main star of the chocolate syrup, but you can always add some more on top, which makes this recipe, the perfect one for anyone who loves these peanut butter cups.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these recipes, what I hope even more, is that I have given you some new ideas for your next chocolate inspired pancake recipe.
You girls all remember the time when pink was your favorite color, right? I mean, there is no girl in the world (ok, maybe two or three) that did not find this color the fairest of them all for at least a period in her life. My daughter is two and she is absolutely assured that this is the best color for her dresses, toys, bed sheets and all. I was even forced to promise that her very own room will have pink walls, curtains and carpets. I am about to start redecorating it but I find the idea of a totally pink room a bit creepy. But that’s just me.
I am aware of the fact that this pink obsession has just begun. We buy pink things wherever we go, we draw pink princess dresses whenever we can. She is so happy when she sees something pink, it’s so adorable. The only non-pink thing that has a pass in our home is Elsa from Frozen :)
The idea for pink pancakes was born from this worship of my daughter’s. I love seeing a smile on her face, so I decided to surprise her with pink pancakes for breakfast. I struggled with ideas, since I didn’t want to use food coloring. My thorough search took me to MyGreatRecipes where I found a bunch of amazing and creative ideas.
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