Thursday, July 26, 2012

a little monkey business

my boys are CRAAAAAZY about banana bread! who isn't? the aroma of a fresh loaf wafting through the air as it bakes in the oven... sooooo HOMEY-delicious!
this recipe is going to rock your face off! ... and your kids' faces too!

my Aunt Becky is the QUEEN of homemade banana bread. we had her secret recipe growing up, but for some reason it never quite tasted like hers when we made it. i remember my sister (won't name names!) tried the recipe and dumped a whole cup of salt in the batter rather than 1 C. of sugar! NAAAASTY. i think she is a better cook these days though. i hope!

i wanted to tweak my aunt's recipe to make it vegan for my family... and, believe it or not, it is pretty scrumptious! here's what you do...

3-4 very ripe bananas
(for some reason the darker and nastier looking they are - the better!)

3/4 C. organic, unbleached sugar

1/4 C. unsweetened applesauce

1/4. C. melted vegan butter
(i use one that is olive oil based and it works GREAT!)

2 tbls. honey

... let that whip around a couple of times then add ...

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tbls. organic flaxseed meal

1 1/2 C. whole wheat white flour
(organic - no GMOs!)

bake @ 350 for 35-40 minutes

(or until toothpick comes out clean)

in a "non-stick sprayed" bread pan!!!

mmmmmm.... my monkeys got right to work on this treat
when they woke up from their naps!

isaiah was pleased to see the work of his hands!

& Judah was pleased to put that work IN his hands!

i love baking with my kids! isaiah thought that he could eat the batter like cookie dough and ended up with bread mix all over his hands. EPIC FAIL.

monkey business makes us laugh :)

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  1. I hope there is still a piece left when we visit on Monday. Dad

  2. awwww yea i think this loaf was gone in 2 seconds!


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