Baked with crunchy pecans and a little bit of spice, this sweet bread is a perfect treat to take to friends and neighbors--no special events required.This delicious dessert comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5-inch cast-iron loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and melted butter. Gradually add eggs and egg yolk, whisking to combine. Whisk in mashed banana and sour cream.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, toasted pecans, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, baking soda, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
In a small bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Stir in pecans, turbinado sugar, and vanilla. Spoon pecan mixture over batter.
Bake for 35 minutes; cover with foil, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes more. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Covered in a Slap Ya Mama / Brown Sugar rub, these pork chops are bursting with flavor. Add in apple cider glazed Brussels sprouts and you have an incredibly delicious dinner. Give this recipe a try and watch your family clean their plates with a smile. Enjoy!
In a bowl, combine 3 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, cinnamon, 1 Tbsp light brown sugar and 1 tsp rosemary. Mix well. With ½ tsp olive oil, coat each pork chop then rub both sides of the pork chops with the light brown sugar mixture. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, remaining light brown sugar, remaining rosemary, remaining Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil until blended. In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup of vinegar mixture, apples and Brussel sprouts and toss to coat.
Line a baking sheet with a heavy-duty aluminum foil and lightly grease the foil with cooking spray. Place pork chops in center of baking sheet and place apple mixture around pork chops.
Bake at 425℉ for 14 minutes, turn pork chops and cook for another 12-16 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140℉ in the thickest part of a pork chop. Remove pork chops to a serving tray and cover with a sheet of foil to keep warm.
Increase heat to broil. Stir apple mixture and spread evenly across baking sheet. Broil apple mixture for 3-5 minutes or until slightly charred. Remove from oven and add apple mixture to remaining vinegar mixture and toss.
Serve pork chops with a side of apples and Brussel sprouts. Enjoy!
Slap Ya Mama Spiced Brookies are a deliciously spiced dessert that is sure to please everyone. A cross between a brownie and a cookie, these brookies have a cookie like exterior with a soft chewy brownie like interior. Give em a try…you won’t be disappointed. Pair with a big glass of milk and enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Convert a stainless-steel bowl into a double boiler and melt oil, butter, chocolate and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning in bowl. Set aside and let mixture cool. In another bowl, combine whisked eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well. Now fold melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture. In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder then mix into chocolate mixture until all combined. Spread mixture into a shallow pan and freeze batter until it hardens slightly (5-7 minutes). Coat 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Using a tablespoon, scoop batter and place on cookie sheet. It will be about 10-12 cookies per cookie sheet depending on your scoop size. Place in oven and bake until the tops are starting to look dry and cracked, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!