Amazing Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

standard March 27, 2020 1 response

While we are all stuck at home during this indeterminate amount of time, waiting as patiently as possible for the Covid-19 virus to run its course and the world to right itself, here at Casa de Rosenberg, we are increasing our baking frequency and our waistlines all at the same, totally unrelated, time. Rapidly waning bananas prompted me to create this recipe, made from a mish-mash of a whole bunch of other recipes that just didn’t have everything I wanted in a banana bread. Enjoy!

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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Moist, chocolaty, and not too banana-y. The perfect quarantine treat!
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Quarantine Eats
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 60-75 Minutes
Servings
Small Loaves
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Quarantine Eats
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 60-75 Minutes
Servings
Small Loaves
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare one large or two small loaf tins.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. With a hand or stand mixer, cream softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. While still mixing, add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each to be well incorporated before adding the next.
  5. Beat in the sour cream (or yogurt) and vanilla extract.
  6. Beat in the mashed bananas.
  7. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix!
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  9. Pour into the loaf tins and bake for 60-75 minutes. Your banana bread is ready to come out of the oven when an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean of batter. (Your knife/toothpick will have melted chocolate on it.)
  10. Turn loaves onto a cooling rack and allow to cool. Loaves can be well wrapped up and frozen.

Avocado Toast with Hash Brown Potato Waffle

standard February 21, 2019 1 response
Hash Brown Potato Waffle Avocado Toast
Mmmm… so much avocado goodness
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You know it, I know it, everyone knows it, avocados are the thing right now. I live in California so to us, they’ve always been the thing, but apparently the rest of the world has caught on (thank you Keto craze!) and have made the avocado prices soar, uh I mean, have made avocados crazy popular. Especially in toast form. Which, I will admit to not quite “getting” at first. I mean, I love toast, don’t get me wrong, but I like it with excellent butter and some first rate jam. amirite? I used to really enjoy my avocado on burgers and the like, but then I started the FASTer Way to Fat Loss* and had to go gluten free for a bit all while radically increasing my avocado intake and, well, suddenly avocado toast didn’t seem so unappealing. Except, gluten free = no actual toast.

Enter the magical potato waffle. Take some hash brown potatoes, mix in some egg white and a couple spices and poof, you have a delectable toast variation to do your avocado justice. Doing the FASTer Way to Fat Loss or tracking your Macros? This is a great source of good carbs, healthy fats, and protein. Perfect for both regular and low macro days.

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Hashbrown Potato Waffle Avocado Toast
These hash brown potato waffles are ready in just minutes and make the perfect base for some tasty gluten free avocado toast.
Hash Brown Potato Waffle Avocado Toast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Hash Brown Potato Waffle Avocado Toast
Instructions
  1. Plug in your waffle iron and turn it to the highest setting. Allow it to warm up while you prepare your potatoes.
  2. If using frozen hash brown potatoes, defrost using the microwave in short bursts. If using regular potatoes grate and wrap in a clean dish-cloth to wring out as much water as possible. Don't be afraid to squeeze hard!
  3. Crack one of the eggs over the potatoes, letting about half the egg white pour over them. Put the rest of the egg in another bowl.
  4. Add finely chopped green onion, dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and TJ's Everyday Seasoning and any other spices that appeal to you. Mix well.
  5. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and spread the potato mixture out on the bottom of the waffle iron. NOTE: The potatoes will NOT spread like regular waffle batter would. You MUST spread it out. Cook for 8-10 minutes until crispy. The waffle iron WILL steam. This is totally normal.
  6. While the waffle iron is doing its thing, place the bacon on a cold skillet and turn the heat to medium, high. When the bacon is about half cooked, push it to the side and add the eggs to the skillet.
  7. Remove the potato waffle from the iron and top with avocado, bacon and eggs. Enjoy this amazing treat. Repeat tomorrow and every lunch hereafter.