Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Every once in a while I become inspired to bake something that takes a little more time than the usual cookies, muffins, or bar desserts. This time, it was these whole wheat pitas that called me to devote an entire nap time plus to the kitchen (the pitas are actually really easy to make, and there was a good deal of inactive time, but you have to be available to do the next step after each rise and rest of the dough). While I am not able to spend this much time baking on a regular basis, I am glad that I tried this recipe because these pitas are delicious! Whole wheat pitas were the second batch of homemade pitas that I've made. I recently made regular pitas, and now that I've tried the ... [Continue Reading]

Chocolate Banana Bread

If you're like me, you often find yourself with a few over-ripe bananas on your kitchen counter. Sometimes I peel and freeze them to put in smoothies (I make a super yummy peanut butter banana smoothie), but they are also delicious when made into banana bread. I have enjoyed making banana bread for as long as I can remember, and chocolate banana bread, well, that's even better! I follow the recipe for my favorite plain banana bread and then mix some melted chocolate chips into part of the batter. The plain and chocolate batters are then alternately poured into the bread pan. Running a knife through the batter before baking creates a beautiful swirled look in the bread. This bread is ... [Continue Reading]