Strawberry-Banana Bran Muffins

These are a little different from your usual banana muffins. The bananas are diced, rather than mashed, so they are definitely more of a bran muffin with bananas than they are a banana bran muffin.. Or a branana muffin, if you will.

Oatmeal Banana Bread

This is one of the best things I have ever made. I have had a favourite banana bread for years, but today I felt compelled to come up with a new one. Cold weather always makes me want to bake, but I’m pretty sure that the Manitoba Holiday Food basket sitting on my counter beside…

Monkey Bars

I am hesitant to call these granola bars. While it’s true that they have oats and nuts and seeds and fruit, they’re just not “granola-y” enough to be called a granola bars.

Funky Monkey Mookies – a love story

Disclaimer: the story below is a work of fiction. Any similarities to events or actual human people are purely coincidental. No ingredients were harmed in the making of this recipe…except the eggs. They were beaten. Once upon a time, there was an oatmeal cookie who decided to go dancing. He threw on his favourite t-shirt…

Tuesday Tutorial – Banana Bread

I have made this moist, low-fat banana bread so many times over the years that it should come as no surprise that I have blogged about it before. The last time was in 2008, when the Mascot was only 10 years old. He’s almost halfway through his teen years now, but he is still just…

Fresh Banana Cupcakes

In addition to the Cherry-Almond Cupcakes, we also took 2 dozen fresh banana cupcakes to the MAWA party. The cherry ones were a bit of a wild-card, but I knew that these would be a success. Everybody loves banana bread, right? They’d have to love these! That love was ensured by my inspired choice of…

Monkey’s Favourite Banana Bread

This banana bread hasn’t failed me yet. It is moist, densely textured and not-too sweet. The only fat in it comes from the single egg yolk, but you’d never guess. To further reduce the sugar (and calories), I replace the 1/2 cup of sugar with a 1/4 cup of brown sugar Splenda. Tomorrow, my little…