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Banana Cranberry Bread

If you have ripe bananas lying around, today is the perfect day to make this wonderfully moist banana bread studded with tart ruby cranberries!

It’s snowing here today – the kind of day I look for any excuse to turn on my oven so I can warm up my home with the scent of fresh baked goodness. With ripe bananas on my counter, and some cranberries left over from yesterday’s pear-cranberry crumble[1], I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

This bread turned out moist and wonderful, I love the contrast of the sweet bananas with the tart cranberries in each bite. Some other Skinnytaste banana bread recipes you may enjoy are Banana Nut Bread,  Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread, Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves, and Pumpkin Banana Bread.[2][3][4][5]

Stay warm and enjoy!

Banana Cranberry Bread
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 16 • Size: 1 slice • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 94.2 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 105 mg • Cholesterol: 4 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • baking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, lightly mashed
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp turbinado sugar

Directions:

In a small saucepan combine the cranberries water and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat until the cranberries burst, about 4 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a loaf pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, bananas, and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture and blend at low speed until combined, do not over mix. Fold in cranberries and pour batter into the prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with turbinado sugar on top and bake in the center rack for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the pan cool at least 25 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.

References

  1. ^ pear-cranberry crumble (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Banana Nut Bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves, (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Pumpkin Banana Bread. (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

These lovely grilled salmon and lemon kabobs are delicious and easy to make – with mega omegas in every bite! Seasoned with fresh herbs, lemon, and spices and grilled to perfection.

This was last night’s supper, it was a beautiful night and we ate outdoors, oh how I love summer! I served this with a great big garden salad and everyone loved them – including my 3 year old which was a happy surprise for me.

I have so much oregano growing in my garden and I’m always looking for ways to use it. I came across this recipe on Bon Appetit[1] and was intrigued because I would never think to combine cumin and oregano with sesame seeds. I also loved how the lemon sliced looked between each cube of salmon. This was fantastic and I plan on making lots of variations of this all summer long.

Grilled Salmon Kebabs
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 kebabs • Old Points: 6 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt
Calories: 267 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 35 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 658 mg • Cholest: 94 mg

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds skinless wild salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 16 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour

Directions:

Heat the grill one medium heat and spray the grates with oil. Mix oregano, sesame seeds, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to combine; set spice mixture aside.

Beginning and ending with salmon, thread salmon and folded lemon slices onto 8 pairs of parallel skewers to make 8 kebabs total. Spray the fish lightly with oil and season kosher salt and the reserved spice mixture.

Grill the fish, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, about 8 to 10 minutes total.

Adapted from Bon Appetit[2]

References

  1. ^ Bon Appetit (www.bonappetit.com)
  2. ^ Bon Appetit (www.bonappetit.com)

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

by Pam on December 12, 2013

I saw this recipe on Ina Garten’s site[1] and wanted to make them for my kids’ school lunches this week. I wasn’t sure if they would like the crystallized ginger so I had them try it first. My daughter said it was spicy. My son said it was weird and NOT in a good way. After hearing their opinions I decided to only add 2 tbsp of the crystallized ginger instead of  the 1 1/4 cups that the recipe called for. I am glad I did because my kids loved these cookies and have been happily gobbling them up.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with a silpat mat.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and salt until mixed thoroughly. In another bowl, beat the brown sugar, oil, and molasses on medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Turn the mixer to low speed, add the egg, and beat for 1 minute, making sure to scrape the side of the bowl. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until just combined. Add the crystallized ginger and mix.

Scoop the dough with a spoons. then with your hands, roll each cookie into a 1¾-inch ball then roll  each cookie in the bowl of granulated sugar and place them on the sheet pans.

Bake for 13 minutes. The cookies will be crackled on the top and soft inside. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for a minute or two, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Serve with a glass of milk to dip them into (if desired). Enjoy.



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Ginger-Molasses Cookies




Yield: 16 cookies

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 13 min.

Total Time: 23 min.



Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
1 jumbo egg
2 tbsp crystallized ginger, chopped
White sugar, for rolling the cookies in

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with a silpat mat.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and salt until mixed thoroughly. In another bowl, beat the brown sugar, oil, and molasses on medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Turn the mixer to low speed, add the egg, and beat for 1 minute, making sure to scrape the side of the bowl. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until just combined. Add the crystallized ginger and mix.

Scoop the dough with a spoons. then with your hands, roll each cookie into a 1¾-inch ball then roll each cookie in the bowl of granulated sugar and place them on the sheet pans. Bake for 13 minutes. The cookies will be crackled on the top and soft inside. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for a minute or two, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Serve with a glass of milk to dip them into (if desired). Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Ina Garten

References

  1. ^ Ina Garten’s site (www.barefootcontessa.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)