Baked Peaches with Walnuts and Raspberry Sauce

Believe it or not, cooking and working on my books on the road is much easier than you may think. Without “my” kitchen, and “my” typical surroundings, I have to make new things, and create from whatever is available to me.

This sparks so many new ideas, and I love what I’ve come up with so far. One of my favorites from my most recent travels, read: when we fled FL to escape Irma, were these baked peaches. I had extra walnuts from dinner the night before, and I have a love for fresh peaches. Plus my MIL LOVES peaches and she’s amazing (in general, and to me as well,) so I’m always thinking of delicious, healthy recipes for her.

These are quick, easy, and so tasty! Plus, they feel, and taste like Fall, so all in all, they’re pretty much perfect. Oh and, they work for any meal including dessert, topping oatmeal, or even as a fresh, and yummy snack.IMG_20170913_202640

Baked Peaches with Walnuts and Raspberry Sauce

  • 2 peaches, cut in half and cored
  • 6 walnuts, broken up
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or vegan preference)
  • 8 oz of raspberries
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Place the peaches in an oven-safe dish, sprinkle the walnut pieces and the coconut sugar on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. While they’re in the oven, use a small stove top pan for the raspberries and lemon juice. Smash the berries and cook on medium-low for about 10 minutes. Set aside.

When the peaches come out, spoon the raspberry sauce on top, and enjoy!

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Banana Bread Pancakes With A Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Drizzle

On a chilly morning, warm fresh banana bread pancakes are the best. These pancakes are light, fluffy and filled with banana bread flavor! Top them with this one of a kind syrup and enjoy.

Banana Bread Pancakes

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup regular flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (you can use a full cup of either or, I just like the mixture)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil (for each pan of pancakes)

Mash the three bananas until soft and easily stirred. Add in vanilla, milk, egg and combine. Next is the baking powder and soda, both (or either) flours and cinnamon. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated. Add nuts last and stir.

Cook over medium to low heat until bubbles begin to form on one side and flip, or about 5 minutes on each side.

Tip: Use 1 full tablespoon butter/oil to cook your pancakes and help them not stick.


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  • 2 heaping tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Combine ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and well mixed.