Sunday, April 21, 2013

Maple Banana Nut Muffins

Maple Banana Nut Muffins

I know that the last post I did was on both breakfast and my love of real maple syrup. But I am a creature of habit. I have an obsessive personality (I am obsessed with a good gluten-free breakfast pastry. I am obsessed with good maple syrup). And this is my blog. But, repetitive nature or not, this recipe is pretty kick-butt.

Packed with butter, maple syrup, pecans, and bananas, these muffins are wonderfully sweet and comforting. With warmer days fast approaching, I suggest you soak up the few rainy April days that remain with these comforting muffins and a good cup of coffee :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Buckwheat Pancakes (for real maple syrup lovers only)

A couple of months ago, I took a last minute trip home to New York. The weekend was full but we managed to find time on a dreary Sunday morning to go on a road-trip for pancakes . . . an hour-long road-trip.

Now, if you think it sounds absurd to drive an hour for some pancakes, you are not alone. This is what I thought as we drove through the smallest, most desolate towns you can imagine. But people don't drive an hour and wait hours more in line for just any pancakes with just any syrup.

We New Yorkers take our syrup seriously. Vermont gets all of the credit for real maple syrup, but, in my totally-biased opinion, New York maple syrup is even better. Since you can't get in in Utah, my wonderful mother regularly mails me bottles of it to adorn my homemade pancakes and waffles.

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As a pastry chef by trade and by hobby, being diagnosed with Celiac Disease has not been easy. But through some experimental baking and a whole lot of faith, I'm living a full(er) life.