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Homemade Samoa Girl Scout Cookies by Just A Taste
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One Quick Bread Recipe, Two Versions

Pear Bread

As bosc pears ripen the texture is as soft as a ripe banana, so I got the idea of making my banana bread recipe with chunks of pear. I added a bit of homemade granola, instead of the toasted coconut I usually put in the banana bread. It is essentially the same recipe, but the result is completely and wonderfully different, with a sweet spice flavor.

The trick to this recipe is using the pears when they are very ripe. This means they are at their sweetest and will breakdown when baking. Unlike other banana recipes, this one calls for chunks of fruit, instead of a puree. Try both the banana and the pear versions and let me know which is your favorite. See the banana bread at the bottom of the post.

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Kelsey’s Banana Nut Muffins

Is there anything better than the smell of homemade baked bread? And muffins have a particularly perfect time-to-wake-up scent. With Kelsey’s basic quick bread recipe, you’ll never turn to a bagged mix again.

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