Substitute apricots or raisins for chopped pitted dates in this recipe if you like. The dried fruits, nuts, oatmeal, wheat bran, and whole wheat flour contribute plenty of fiber to each morning glory muffin. Complete your breakfast with fat-free yogurt and fruit.
Put your overripe bananas to good use and make a loaf of banana bread. We love this bread's moist texture and simple flavor. Banana bread should form a crack down the center as it bakes--a sign the baking soda is doing its job. Serve toasted with a smear of cream cheese, greek yogurt, or peanut and top with mixed nuts, if desired. You can even customize your bread with a crunchy streusal topping that the kids will love.
This is a basic white yeast dough that can fill many needs: dinner rolls, a base for focaccia or sweet buns, or even a standard loaf of bread.
Paska (paskha) is an Eastern European egg bread traditionally made at Easter. It is wonderfully light, with a slightly sweet flavor. Serve with butter or a sweet cheese spread.