banana oat molasses bread
and we're back! its been a while. no excuses really, just busy with a little person. i am glad that this is my first recipe to post in bit because it is so yummy and healthy and worth making.
a good friend of ours is batteling melanoma. he is one a pretty strict diet. no soy, very low sugar, limited daily protein (from meat), no yeast. i have been trying dutifully to bring him some baked goods and savory meals weekly. and yes, i am going to be that grandma someday that bakes and bakes for everyone and believe me they better eat it or my wrath with ensue!
anyway, i was received a request last night from our friend for banana bread...one that he can eat, full of cancer fighting foods. my mission had started and i think i really delivered. now i am just hoping it makes its way over to him without having a nibble here and there off of the sides. it has oats for fiber, blackstrap molasses and organic pure maple syrup for vitamins and nutrients, banana for sweetness, toasted raw almonds for anitoxidants and i replaced one egg with 1 tbl of flaxseed meal and 3 tbl water heated.
1 1/2 cup whole wheat
2/3 oats (i use an organic blend of oats, rye and barley)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup organic pure molasses sugar (or natural organic brown sugar)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/8 cup organic pure grade b maple syurp
1/4 cup organic blackstrap molasses
1 lg egg
1 tbl flaxsed meal + 3 tbl water, heated for 30 seconds then mixed (to replace 1 egg)
2 ripe bananas, mashed and mixed with a few tbl of strong coffee (to bring out flavor and add some extra)
1/3 cup plain kefir (or plain organic yogurt)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup toasted, slivered raw almonds
handful of wheat germ for adding on top
preheat oven to 350F.
combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. whisk with fork. set aside.
beat sugar, butter, molasses and maple syrup. add in egg and flaxseed egg repplacement mixture. beat until combined.
add in banana, kefir and vanilla. beat until combined.
beat in dry on low until just moistened. stir in almonds.
pour into greased loaf pan and sprinkle with wheat germ. bake for and hour.