Breads & Quick Breads

Carrot Apple Nut Muffins & Mini-Muffins with Yogurt

Carrot Apple Nut Mini-Muffins recipe |

It's not quite an official change of season, but it feels like it with the end of yet another Labor Day weekend. This is a wholesome muffin combining both a vegetable and fruit with oat bran, yogurt, nuts - the warmth of cinnamon, and raisins. Whether used for back to school treats in lunches, breakfast or an afternoon/evening snack, you're sure to love the wholesomeness of these muffins with their cinnamon-sugary tops.

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Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts recipe |

The Greek yogurt in this recipe caught my eye for the love of zucchini bread. With summer temps headed towards triple digits these weeks, who really wants to turn on the oven during the day? This is a great recipe - producing a moist, no-nonsense quick bread, without the need for mixers and such. Bake it up early in the morning or in the evening when it gets cooler.

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Double Chocolate Ricotta Muffins with Kumquats & Walnuts

Double Chocolate Ricotta Muffins w/Kumquats & Walnuts recipe |

I've been on a chocolate binge these last months. Really. Crave chocolate more than I ever have and noticed that I don't have a lot of chocolate recipes on Teenie Cakes that reflects my adoration for the ingredient. Will be changing that. These are quick to whip up double chocolate muffins that use cocoa powder in the batter and then some chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. The ricotta cheese gives a lovely moist texture...but the real star to these muffins are the kumquats. Chocolate and kumquats - the perfect pairing!

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Apple Pecan Cake

Apple Pecan Cake recipe |

This is a great cake for any time of the year. The recipe includes ingredients that you'll readily have in your refrigerator or pantry (for the cook or baker). Ingredients like an apple, pecans, yogurt, and applesauce makes for a more healthful but moist treat of a cake...

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Raspberry Coconut Friands

Raspberry-Coconut Friands recipe |

Friands. Have you ever heard of or tasted the smallish almond cakes called friands? From what I've read (and as evidenced that they're not common in bakeries in the U.S. and try to find a friand pan!), they are quite popular in Australia and New Zealand. At first sight, you may mistaken a friand for an oval or rectangular shaped muffin. They're sometimes almost visually indistinguishable from a cupcake or muffin if baked in a traditional muffin-shaped pan. However, once you've experienced a friand...

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Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes

Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes recipe |

With all the bright and colorful berries in full force and offerings from our markets right now, besides eating them fresh it's also a great time to incorporate these lovelies in some baked fare. These Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes are just gorgeous with fresh, red, and plump raspberries peeping through the crowns, adorned with creamy green colors from the pistachios...

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