Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake
This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).
Raisin Bran Muffins
Stir up this batch of hearty, low-fat morning treats. Kissed with brown sugar, they're moist and taste more indulgent than they are.
Elephant Ear Cookies
Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.
Sweet-tart fresh blueberries are showcased in every bite of these light, fluffy scones accented with lemon zest.
Easy Florentine Egg Cups
At your next brunch, try this super-simple take on a classic. All you have to do is layer bread, spinach, and eggs in a muffin tin, then bake until the bread is toasted and the yolks are perfectly runny.