12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

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When you think of spring, what comes to mind?  Flowers?  Bunnies?  (Allergies?)  I think of flavors.  Like, fresh, fruity, zesty flavors. 

Yes, I know.  My world kinda revolves around food.  I’m okay with that.

Anyway, there really isn’t just one particular flavor that comes to mind – it’s like a whole basket of flavors.  An Easter-basket of flavors – if Easter baskets were full of actual fruit and healthier things that the jelly beans try to taste like.

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Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? 

Actually, probably 9 out of 10 dietitians wouldn’t recommend it… something about having a sugar crash midway through the morning?  I dunno.  Well, I guess I’ll just chalk that up to another “life’s not fair” instance and move on…

Wait, no.  That’s depressing.  And when it comes to cake, I like to think of myself as an optimist.

Besides, earlier today I was having one of those cake-or-waffles dilemmas.  You know, where you have to make the ultimate decision.  Between cake… or waffles.  Yes, the struggle is real.

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Chocolate Banana Waffles

Chocolate Banana Waffles

Living room dance parties. (90s pop, anyone?)

Getting into my pajamas before bedtime.

Kicking my Boot Camp class’s booty.

Baked things involving banana and chocolate.

These are a few of my favorite things.  And you should know that these chocolate banana waffles are some serious business if they make a list with living room dance parties.  I mean, I can barely sit still with Aqua playing in the background right now, but these waffles really do deserve our full attention.

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Kickin' Chicken + Triple-A-Waffles

Kickin' Chicken + Triple-A-Waffles

I love to cook.

I love to eat.

Even throughout the last three months of tough love with my dieting, I've been finding creative little ways to do some good cooking and eating.

This recipe is based off of one of my previous recipes for Oven-Fried Chicken + Jalepeno Cornbread Waffles, but I used a few tricks to cut down the carbs a bit and switch up the flavor a bit.  Besides, I made sure to take some better photos this time!

Honestly, I just have to say that photography like this is really hard when your stomach is growling and you can smell the yumminess!

 

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