I am not an anything goes for breakfast type person. To me chocolate muffins are just a little lower on the scale than cheesecake for breakfast – not that THAT hasn’t been done here before. Once in awhile a special treat is a nice surprise, though. These are perfect for that – moist, chocolaty, and topped with a sweet butter glaze and toasted pecans. There are just enough chocolate chips to give you a punch of chocolate flavor in each bite. I don’t add pecans to the inside because I don’t like the texture but you certainly could. Continue reading
My eldest daughter loves banana chocolate chip bread. I usually try to make a loaf of it for her a couple of times a year but time doesn’t always allow it. There is a wholesome sweetness to banana muffins and when it is paired with decadent chocolate and a generous scoop of pecans… well, these are just so good.
I don’t always have the really ripe bananas on hand that I like to use. We can go through huge amounts of that particular fruit in a very short period of time around here. Continue reading
I love cream cheese Danish pastry. I have made laminated dough (the kind of dough that makes the Danish so flaky) a lot over the years but it take a long time and if it is one thing I do not have it is time. Continue reading
Or gingerbread waffles for an autumn breakfast – either way they are an out of the ordinary treat.
I have always loved gingerbread. Maybe it started with the million times I made my parents read the Gingerbread Man to me… maybe it was the Hansel and Gretel story… Maybe it was the gorgeous Christmas windows in John Wanamaker’s in downtown Philadelphia that depicted Victorian ladies rolling out gingerbread for excited children. And they really moved. Continue reading
Maybe I should re-title this Breakfast in Heaven because this, my friends, these chocolate waffles are my idea of a delicious breakfast. Dark cocoa adds a rich chocolate flavor and the pecan syrup fills those little holes perfectly. So good. It would be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream over the top and the hot syrup spooned over that – but then you probably wouldn’t want to have them for breakfast. Or, maybe you would but common sense would keep you from it. Continue reading