Sunday School-Banana Nut Brunch Bundt

Banana nut brunch bundt, trying saying that three times fast!

The great news about this cake is that it’s practically dessert but the bananas make it totally ok for brunch, which means you’re a winner!

The cake is dense, flavorful and moist.  It’s so yummy with some scrambled eggs, some fruit salad, and it’s pretty easy!  You could definitely make it the night before and take it to brunch, super fancy style!

Love brunch, wish I could have it ever Sunday 🙂

Banana Nut Bundt

adapted from Taste of Home

1/3 cup butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

vanilla

2 large mashed bananas

2 cups flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

salt

1 cup sour cream

chopped walnuts

powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a bundt pan, extra well!  I always freak out about it, so I use a lot of spray.

In a large bowl add the butter and sugar.  Cream with a mixer together until lighter in color and slightly fluffy.  Mix in the mashed bananas.

Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix well.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

Add 1/3 of the flour to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.  Add 1/2 of the sour cream.  Add another 1/3 of the flour, then the last half of the sour cream and finally, the last 1/3 of the flour.

Scrape the sides of the bowl and then mix in the chopped walnuts.

Pour the batter into the greased pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and turn upside down on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

When the cake is removed from the pan dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle some more chopped nuts on top.

Enjoy, my loves!

Love,

Keely

 

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Sunday School-Cinnamon Pancakes

Happy Sunday lovelies!

How was your week?  Were you up to anything exciting?

After a long week I always love a good Sunday brunch, these pancakes would be a wonderful addition to any brunch!

The are sweet and delicious and fluffy (thanks to some whipped egg whites).

They are a pretty extravagent breakfast that are super easy to make, which is always great!

recipe adapted from Erin Cooks

Cinnamon Swirl

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

4 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)

In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.  Using a fork mash everything together until it smooths out, at first it doesn’t seem possible but then it all comes together.  Set to the side

Pancakes

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

4 eggs, separated

1 cup milk

1 cup orange juice

4 tablespoons butter

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In a small bowl, mix the egg yolks, milk, orange juice and butter.

Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and whisk together.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until they have formed stiff peaks.  The goal is for the whites to remain smooth and to not get “chunky” looking.

Add the egg whites to the rest of the batter and carefully fold in.  Do this by cutting through the middle of the whites and folding into the rest of the batter.  It will get nice and thick.

Grease a frying pan or a griddle and heat oven medium-high heat.  Add a swirl of the cinnamon filling and cook until the bubbles on top are popped or the edges turn golden brown.

Flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the pan and store in a warm place.

Cream Cheese Glaze

3 oz cream cheese

4 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

In a small bowl add the cream cheese and butter, mix together using a mixer.  Slowly add the powdered sugar and milk until the glaze reaches your desired consistency.

Spoon on top of the pancakes and enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

Love,

Keely

Sunday School-Raspberry Maple Syrup

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all slept in today, maybe had some brunch and were all around lazy (doesn’t that sound nice, how to my Sunday’s never turn out like that?)

After your brunch, while you’re winding down you should think about making this syrup.  It’s natural sweetened with some pure maple syrup and it’s simple.  All you have to do is throw the four (yes only FOUR) ingredients into a sauce pan and let them boil away.  Then, when all is said in done you add the syrup to some sparkling water and vodka ice and tada you have a fabulous drink!

To make it even more fancy I would suggest that you drink out of a mason jar, cause that just makes you look super cool, and well it just is cool!

So here we go, kick up your feet and make some syrup/homemade soda!

Raspberry Maple Syrup

adapted from Joy the Baker

1 carton fresh raspberries (or about 2 cups frozen)

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)

salt

1 cup water

Start out with a medium sauce pan.  (This is going to get really complicated, are you ready?)

Add the raspberries, maple syrup, salt and water into the sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

See, we’re off to a good start, looks innocent enough

Allow to simmer for about 2o minutes or until liquid has slightly thickened.

It’ll look something like this

Now you’ll need a sieve and another bowl.  Pour the syrup into the sieve and push all of the delicious liquid out of it!

Once you have the liquid strained, allow it to a cool for a bit.  Now pour a little bit over ice.

Things are looking good

Now add some vodka sparkling water and tada, you are super fancy! (Especially considering that you are drinking out of a mason jar, that just takes fancy over the top!)

Also, if you are wondering what to do with this…

That’s easy!  Make a face mask!  Take 1/4 cup of the leftovers and mix with 1/4 cup of honey and oatmeal in a blender or food processor and smear across your face, your skin will thank you!

Enjoy!

Love,

Keely

Whimsical Wednesday-Week 7

Happy week 7!  Let me start off by saying that I’m super excited that I’ve made it this far and thank you all for being so encouraging of the blog!  Loving it!

Now on to the task at hand, our dads!  Father’s day is this Sunday!  Do you have any big plans for your dad yet?

Well if you don’t have anything lined up than scroll through some ideas I’ve gathered this week. (And if you are an overachiever who has everything together already just do it anyway, you may be missing something ;)).

This is a great card that I’m sure any dad would love to get! (Click link for a printable!)

My dad never really wore ties much, but these little gift bags are just so darling!

There wasn’t a link for this picture, but it was just SO adorable that I couldn’t pass it up.

Handprints are so meaningful, and this little tree of life/family tree is so personal and “hand” made, too cute.

A tie wreath!  Who knew.  Such a clever idea (not sure if dads would actually love this but it’s fun none-the-less).

If your dad has a sweet tooth, this is probably the way to go.  Simple, funny and tasty.  Totes a winner.

If your dad never gets control, just give it to him, let him have it for just ONE day!

My dad rocks.  This present is handmade, cheap and PUNNY!  Just do it, every dad could use a punny paperweight, right?

To be totally honest, my dad would likely prefer spending the day with his three daughers playing Frisbee, or really just doing anything, maybe making dinner together and just laughing and being a family.  However, we like to give him stuff so it’s almost nice to do something simple yet awesome!

Make sure to wish that special man (biological or honorary) a happy day on Sunday!

Love,

Keely

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Sunday School-Triple Berry and Citrus Sangria

Ah, sangria.

I have recently entered into a love affair with Sangria.  Who knew that throwing some fruit into some low quality wine would make such a delicious beverage!  Oh, and a touch of vodka never hurt anyone either 🙂

Sangria is quite possibly the easiest drink to make, and you can totally make it in advance and it just gets better!  Perfect party plan.

So let’s get to some sangria making so we can get to sangria drinking!

Triple Berry and Citrus Sangria

serves 8-12 (depending on the size of glass)

3 limes

1 orange

1 pound strawberries

1/2 pound raspberries

1/2 pound blackberries

2 bottles of cheap red wine

1 shooter raspberry vodka

1 shooter strawberry vodka

1 shooter orange vodka

1 bottle sparkling water (not pictured, I used Perrier)

So despite the long list of ingredients this is super simple.  Here’s what you do.

Slice the citrus into wedges (make sure to remove ends).  Add to a large pitcher.

Quarter the strawberries and add to the pitcher.

Pour the raspberries and blackberries into the pitcher.

Open the wine and pour it over the fruit.  Then add each shooter.  Stir gently, try to leave the fruit in tact.

Let sit for at least an hour in the fridge.  Just before serving add the sparkling water.  Serve over ice.

Enjoy! (and be careful)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Love,

Keely