Category Archives: Baking with fruit

Pie Academy Part 1: Just in time for Turkey Day

Every year, my Mom makes a couple of pies for Thanksgiving and laments that the crust looks ragged — claiming that she could do better, if only she made pie more than once a year. Up until this year, I … Continue reading

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Nut Bread with Banana and Orange

A friend’s husband believes that banana bread is traditional for Thanksgiving. And who is to say it’s not where he comes from? Continuing my quest to bake more healthy things, here is an orange banana nut bread that owes more … Continue reading

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Marble Banana Bread (Dairy-free)

As usual, I bought more bananas than I could eat in time.  Sometimes, I will peel them and break them into manageable chunks and freeze them for smoothies. This time, I had just made an only partially successful marble cake … Continue reading

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Blueberry Banana Muffins with Millet

One of the nephews is tactless enough to be allergic to nuts, although he claims he is only allergic to pecans and cashews. How is that possible? I had a couple of old bananas around — plus an aging basket … Continue reading

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Jamaican Banana Chocolate Millet Muffins

Probably the bananas are not from Jamaica at all, but I thought I read that those tiny red bananas we get in the Bay Area are called Jamaican bananas — among other things. They are pretty much the only other … Continue reading

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Banana Molasses Muffins

Trying to do less sugar in the New Year, I created this recipe for an old banana I had lying around. Not sure it was entirely successful. It would have been better with nuts but one of my nephews (you … Continue reading

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Dairy-free Fruit Tart Revisited

A reader named Christie e-mailed, wondering if my 4th of July fruit tart could be done sans dairy (I used lactose-free milk for the pastry cream). I urged her to try coconut milk (canned kind), my favorite “safe” milk du … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Walnut Cranberry Muffins and Quick Bread

It’s not even Christmas (or Hannukah in my case) and I’m already burned out on sugary foods. Or my body is,  to be more accurate. I had leftover cranberry sauce and a can of pumpkin puree that I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Carrot Orange Blender Muffins

This is a knock off of my pumpkin spice muffins but this time, instead of extra pumpkin (Mr. Mittens is doing great — thanks for asking), I had extra carrots, courtesy of my Mom. Not those crappy “baby carrots” which … Continue reading

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Quick Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This is a one bowl recipe that requires no mixer or other special equipment except a good, no-stick muffin tin and an oven. I added walnuts and wished later that I had added raisins! You know that expression, “A poor … Continue reading

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