Even though the official beginning of fall is still a few days away, many of our favorite coffee shops and/or coffee houses have begun to offer fall-themed, or more specifically, pumpkin-spiced hot and cold beverages. The pumpkin theme also extends to donuts, muffins, and quick bread. If you would like to try something a little different that’s easy to make and save you a little money, we have two terrific recipes for you to try.
At the beginning of the pandemic, there was a banana bread baking movement that seemed to be everywhere. As time went on, interest in making banana bread waned. Many people enjoy Starbucks banana bread, so we made a concerted effort to find a recipe that most closely replicates the taste. This recipe was found on the Butter Your Biscuit Blog.
If you are not into pumpkin-spice flavored coffee, we came across a recipe for an Iced Maple Frappe Coffee by Dan McLaughlin on TikTok. It’s super easy and if you’re into maple this is a wonderful twist on a delicious fall-themed beverage.
Both of these recipes are quick and easy. Start the week off on a deliciously thrifty note.
The recipe has been adapted for:
- Low Sugar diets
Copy Cat Starbucks Banana Bread recipe by Butter Your Biscuit adapted by Still A Chick Lit
- 2 cups flour (gluten-free all-purpose flour, 1 to 1 gluten-free baking blend, sorghum, sweet or brown rice flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg (2 tablespoons Aquafaba, 1/4 cup silken tofu pureed with 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1 flaxseed or chia seed egg, or vegan egg replacer)
- 1 1/8 cup sugar (Swerve sweetener, Splenda granulated, monk fruit sweetener granulated, coconut sugar, turbinado, or raw can sugar, pulsed fine)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (Canola oil)
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk (dairy: whole fat buttermilk or low-fat buttermilk) (non-dairy: 2 tablespoons rice, soy, almond, or light coconut milk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, let sit for 5 minutes before using)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 extra ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray an 8 x 5 loaf with nonstick spray and line it with parchment paper if desired.
- In a medium bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and whisk just until combined.
- In another medium bowl add egg, sugar, and oil and whisk until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well, the mixture will be thick and dry.
- Add in the buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix until combined.
- Pour into a loaf pan, sprinkle walnuts over the top.
- Bake on the center oven rack for 60-75 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.
- You can adjust the cinnamon to up to 1 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, depending on your taste.
Maple Greek Frappe by Dan McLaughlin @softpourn on TikTok
1 tablespoon maple sugar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar (Swerve brown sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon good quality instant coffee
8 ounces of Milk (Whole, Low-fat, 2%) (non-dairy: Almond, Rice, Soy, Oat, Light Coconut, or hazelnut milk)
- In a glass or travel mug add the maple sugar, brown sugar, and instant coffee.
- Add enough cold water to cover, but don’t add too much
- Using a frother, a small immersion blender, blender, or something like a Nutri-bullet. Mix the ingredients together until it’s thick
- Add ice
- Pour in your choice of milk, stir, and enjoy,
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