Mini samoa bundt cakes

Well folks: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to talk sweet treats.

Today the gang at Sunday Supper are sharing their favorite treats (sweet AND savory) to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Banana bread bread machine recipe For me, it was too tempting NOT to make a sweet, so I gave in. Banana bread recipe hawaii Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions when I find it perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to splurge a bit on something decadent.

Justin and I have stayed in for a dinner/dessert at home for the past few years.

Banana bread recipe with chocolate chips The restaurant scene tends to be so packed and stressful on that day, so I try to make a special meal at home (and pop open a nice bottle of wine and bubbly with it).

Here’s the thing: I don’t want to spend hours on end in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day. Banana bread made with coconut flour I want to spend time with Justin! So, if my dessert treat involves a few little shortcuts, that is just fine with me. Banana bread made with sour cream Anything that will reduce my prep time is a win. Banana bread in cake pan In this case: I employed the help of a store bought brownie mix and some caramel sauce instead of creating them from scratch. Blueberry banana bread recipe You can certainly go the homemade route on both of these items, but hey: I am not above going the semi-homemade path every once in a while. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe moist Plus: Ghirardelli makes a pretty kick-butt brownie mix.

My favorite desserts almost always involve chocolate, so these mini Samoa bundt cakes should come as no surprise. Banana bread healthy recipe And, it just so happens that a little Girl Scout came knocking on my door the other day…which made me think about Samoa cookies. 3 ingredient banana bread recipe As far as Girl Scout cookies go, the Samoas rank up there as my favorite (next to Thin Mints), and as I wait for my box to be delivered, I decided to take the same flavors and make my mini Samoa bundt cakes. Banana bread with cake mix and pudding Done and done.

Also – there is something special about mini sized food, am I right? I created these mini bundts with the assistance of a mini bundt brownie pan, but if you don’t want to go out and buy one of those, you could create circular brownies by using a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter.

In addition, I substituted natural applesauce in place of the oil in the brownie mix to lighten it up slightly. Banana bread recipes healthy Have you tried this before? It works! If you don’t have applesauce, you can sub the oil for pumpkin puree too. Banana bread recipe with cake mix Although it won’t make the brownies completely guilt-free, they do make them “reduced guilt” in my eyes! And I’m all about that.

• Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions and bake in mini bundt pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Banana bread recipe with yellow cake mix Allow brownies to cool, then gently remove from the pan and set aside.

• Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat and sprinkle a thin layer of coconut on the bottom. Egg free banana bread recipe Stir occasionally to keep coconut from burning. Banana bread buttermilk After about 5 minutes or so, the coconut will start to toast/turn a golden brown hue. Banana bread recipe gluten free Make sure to keep gently stirring the coconut, and remove pan from heat once the shreds have reached the desired color. Bananabread recipes Set aside until you are ready to serve the bundts.

• To serve, place a bundt on a plate and drizzle the top generously with caramel sauce. Banana bread recipe food network Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top, and then add a final drizzle of caramel on top to help set it in place. Banana bread recipe allrecipes You can serve these warm or at room temperature…add a scoop of ice cream on the side to add extra deliciousness – enjoy!

Make sure you check out the other delicious recipes from the group at Sunday Supper!

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Breakfasts, Apps & Main Dishes:

• Bacon Double Cheese Burger Bites from In the Kitchen with KP

• Green Olive, Goat Cheese & Basil Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom

• Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Peanut Butter and Peppers

• Rissois de Camarao | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings from Family Foodie

• Spicy Red Cabbage Quiche | Veggie Quiche Recipe from Masala Herb

• Brown Butter M&M Cookies from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

• Brown Butter Rolo Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Damn Delicious

• Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Banana Cream from The Lovely Pantry

• Chocolate Covered Stuffed Strawberries from Country Girl in the Village

• Chocolate Roll filled with Nutella Cream from Basic N Delicious

• Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream with Cherry Sauce from Vintage Kitchen Notes

• Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas with Chocolate Sauce from The Roxx Box

• Coconut Sweetheart Cookies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

• Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse with Coconut Cream from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

• #GlutenFree Chocolate Almond Cloudless Cake from Cooking Underwriter

• Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Cream from Noshing with the Nolands

• Pistachio and Chocolate Souffle from Small Wallet Big Appetite

• Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

• Red Velvet French Macarons with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

• Red Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from The Urban Mrs.

• Tres Leches Tea Cakes with Honey Riesling Soaked Fruit from Neighborfood

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Tablescape: A Romantic Table For Two Please from An Appealing Plan

Very much appreciate the reminder of using applesauce as a substitute for oil. Banana bread crumble Stellar! And mini bites of chocolate heaven. Banana bread crumb cake Perfect for Valentine’s or any day. Banana bread recipe without butter We still get to enjoy but don’t feel the guilt. Banana bread recipe coconut oil Thank you, Katie!

Haha, as much as I’d like to make everything homemade, sometimes it is ok to take shortcuts! Plus, Publix puts cake/brownie/etc. Banana bread streusel mixes on BOGO all the time, so you can snag them for about $1 a box for the Ghirardelli brand. Banana bread recipe with coconut oil Yep. Crumb topping for banana bread Gotta have it. Banana bread with crumb topping Lol!

My first real job after graduating from university was for the Girl Scouts so I ate more than my share of cookies, but I still love them! I’m with you though, Thin Mints first, then Samosas. Flours banana bread recipe These are beautiful, with the coconut and caramel!

Katie, you’re brilliant! Hells yeah to the convenience of a boxed mix (no shame when you want something delicious and quick), the mini bundts are adorable and I love that you were inspired by the Samoa. Banana bread recipe coconut flour I’m the same as you – I hate fighting crowds at restaurants for overpriced mediocre Valentines Day food. Banana bread made with buttermilk Staying home and eating homemade dessert is so much better!

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