I like making relatively easy loaf-cake desserts that aren't overly sweet, or too rich/heavy, and would like to expand my recipe file for these, so looking for your personal recommendations.
I make the following dessert loaves: banana bread, carrot bread, zucchini bread, gingerbread, and French Yogurt Cake
, and would like to compile a few more excellent standbys that don't require terribly exotic ingredients (because I probably won't find them); can be made from scratch (no cake mixes, for example); mixed up in one bowl, preferably; baked in a loaf pan; and aren't crazy high on the calories. (I'd love to make this cranberry orange cream cheese pound cake
, for example, but wowzer – two sticks of butter and a whole package of cream cheese? Yikes. If anyone has an idea about how to make a lighter version, I'm all ears.)
Do you have a favorite you'd like to share? I usually make one on Sundays, and it lasts the week, covered but non-refrigerated, so anything that's prone to drying out is probably not great for us. I can buy most typical fresh fruits and vegetables (but canned or frozen, not so much). Thank you!