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9 Best Waffle Recipes, From Breakfast to Dessert

9 Best Waffle Recipes, From Breakfast to Dessert 0

Waffles are the ultimate versatile breakfast treat that can be sweet, savory, or anywhere in between. Easy to make and delightful to eat, they're perfect for National Waffle Iron Day on June 29th. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast, a cozy dinner, or a delightful dessert, these nine waffle recipes cover all the bases from oatmeal chocolate chip waffles for a hearty start to the day to inventive dinner options like chicken, broccoli, & cheddar waffles, and dessert delights like double chocolate banana waffles.
10 Vegetarian Recipes That Even Meat Eaters Will Enjoy

10 Vegetarian Recipes That Even Meat Eaters Will Enjoy 0

Discover the joys of plant-based eating with these ten exceptional vegetarian recipes, perfect for celebrating Eat Your Vegetables Day or any day you're exploring meatless options. From breakfast to dinner, these dishes prove that vegetarian meals can be just as satisfying and flavor-packed as their meaty counterparts. Enjoy everything from banana chocolate chip pancakes for a sweet start to your day, to a hearty lentil Bolognese for dinner, proving that vegetarian food can excite even the staunchest carnivores.

4 Bread Recipes That You Will Love 0

Banana Bread Recipes
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Bread is one of the most common foods in every home. It’s a versatile confectionary that can be eaten for any meal. Bread doesn’t have to be all about wheat and yeast; you can add other ingredients such as freeze-dried fruits, nuts, or your favorite frozen or freeze-dried vegetables to make it more nutritious and delicious.

November 17th is the National Bread Day. Whether you want to get bread for breakfast or as a side for lunch or dinner, here are four amazing bread recipes to keep your family yearning for more.

1. Strawberry Bread

A strawberry bread recipe is a delicious indulgence for any time of day. If you need to step out of the box with your bread recipe, try this one.

Time

Preparation – 30 minutes

Cooking – 45 minutes

Cooling 10 minutes

Total Time – 1 hour, 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cups chopped pecans

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Thinly butter and dust two 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with flour. Shake out excess flour.
  3. Rehydrate the freeze-dried strawberries and place them in a medium-sized bowl. With a sieve, lightly sprinkle some sugar and set them aside.
  4. Put the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl and mix them thoroughly.
  5. Whisk the oil and the eggs into the strawberries.
  6. Pour the strawberry mixture into the flour mixture and mix until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  7. Stir in the pecans and divide the batter into two.
  8. Put each portion of the batter into the greased pans, put in the oven, and bake for about 45 minutes. To test if it’s ready, insert a tester. If it comes out clean, the bread is cooked.
  9. Leave it on the pans for about 10 minutes to on the wire rack for 10 minutes. When it’s cooled, remove from the baking pans and slice as desired.
  10. Serve with a side of your choice. You can butter or eat it plain.

2. Whole Wheat Beer Bread

This bread recipe is simple to make, and it gives you a very healthy option for your bread recipe.

Time

Preparation – 10 minutes

Cooking – 50 minutes

Cooling – 10 minutes

Total Time – 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt   
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • One can or bottle of beer

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Use a 9x5 inch loaf pan and lightly grease it with butter. Dust it with flour and shake out the excess.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, put the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar.
  4. Pour in the beer and mix with your hands until it forms into a stiff batter. Knead with your hands. Put enough dough and put it onto the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Put it in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check if it’s cooked; if the toothpick comes out clean, it’s ready.
  6. Let it cool and then slice it and serve.

3. Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the revered banana recipes. Anyone can make banana bread, but it takes a special bread recipe to make perfect banana bread. Try this, and you’ll be the banana bread expert.

Time

Preparation – 15 minutes

Cooking – 1 hour, 5 minutes

Cooling – 10 minutes

Total Time – 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freeze-dried bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Two eggs

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Use butter to grease a loaf pan and dust it with flour. Shake the pan to get rid of excess flour.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl.
  5. Beat the eggs until they are fluffy.
  6. Rehydrate the freeze dried bananas. Mash them until they are smooth with no lumps.
  7. Pour the beaten egg into the mashed bananas and blend.
  8. Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir. Drain the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Put it into the oven and bake for about 60 minutes.
  9. Check if it’s ready by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the loaf is ready.
  10. Leave it to cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack. Slice and serve with your preferred accompaniment.

4. Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is a healthy vegetable that can be used in stews and bread. Follow this Zucchini bread recipe for a moist and delicious treat.

Time

Preparation – 10 minutes

Cooking – 1 hour

Cooling – 10 minutes

Total Time – 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried zucchini
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Method

  1. Using butter, grease, and flour, two loaf pans.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mix, and beat well.
  5. Pour in the dried zucchini and the almond nuts until they are well combined with no lumps.
  6. Pour the batter into greased pans. Put the batter in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
  7. Test with a toothpick if the bread is cooked; if the toothpick comes out clean, remove the bread from the oven.
  8. Cool it on the rack for 10 minutes, slice, and serve.

Conclusion

These four bread recipes are easy to make and can be made for many people if you desire. Add or reduce the ingredients, especially sugar and salt, to suit your preferences. Do share your favorite bread recipe in the comment section below.

References

  1. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/9353/strawberry-bread/
  2. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24932/whole-wheat-beer-bread/
  3. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20144/banana-banana-bread/
  4. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/