I have to say, right now my house smells A-MAZ-ING.
After my work out today I needed to refuel, and what better to refuel with then some good old fashion store bought soup? Our local health food store makes these soups to die for and I grabbed one yesterday that caught my eye. Portuguese Kale Soup with vegan sausage. It’s simple and packs a yummy spicy punch. My husband works for them on Saturday morning, so I’m hoping he’ll be able to smuggle out the recipe for me.
And on the side I followed it up with a piece of Ezekial bread, topped with: Hummus, avocado, and tomato and cucumber from our garden. It was so so good.
For dinner I snagged a portion of my sons dinner he wasn’t interested in, it’s the same things every night I swear. We are very uncreative… so I thought to myself: what can I make my son, that will be healthy and yummy for him tomorrow morning? I looked around and realized I had about a dozen or more bananas I had snagged from work. I work at a local college, and when their bananas or anything else are out dated/over ripe/unsaleable… they give them away. So I took a LOT. But only giving my son one a day and already having a freezer STUFFED with bananas, I knew I only had one option. Banana bread.
But I can’t find my bread pan… probably got thrown out… I also don’t have any eggs… or brown/white sugar… or butter…
What’s a girl to do?
I’ll tell you what, improvise… and it’s AMAZING.
This is seriously the best tasting banana bread I have ever made. The top is crispy and the inside soft and thick… and it’s just all around WONDERFUL. I will never go back to my old way of making it again, I won’t be able to, it JUST-WON’T-BE-THE-SAME. And the best part? It’s pretty much a health food.
2 cups of flour: I used organic unbleached
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 a cup of organic coconut oil
3/4 cup organic date sugar
2 tablespoons chia seeds
7 tablespoons water
2 1/3 cup over ripe mashed bananas.
Step One: Heat over to 350
Step Two: Mix chia seeds and water, set aside
Step Three: Mix together all ingredients except for flour
Step Four: Mix in chia seed gel
Step Five: Add flour
Bake until top is solid, and a knife can be inserted and removed cleanly.
I promise, it is SO good. And it’s perfectly safe to eat if it is under cooked because there are no eggs! Enjoy.