Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Banana Bread Dairy Free


I love dairy. I know you all know that by now.

But maybe a little too much, especially in the form of cheese. Is it possible to love cheese too much? And why doesn't it always love me back? Thats just not a good relationship now is it?!

I find that too much milk feels heavy in my stomach, and I tend to feel so full and kinda gross, that I avoid it for a bit.

Sans my everyday coffee. That's a non negotiable for this parent! I have to have a coffee everyday.

Anyway, so im always looking at different ways to make baked goods still taste creamy and delicious, without adding milk.

Well I am loving using nut milks. Almond, cashew, any nut really. They are all delicious! I also find they are sweet, which is perfect as I don't like to add much sugar, if any, to a sweet baked bread or muffin. But as always you can add as much as you want. I find it always depends on the fruit your using on how much sugar to add. But generally I think 1/2 cup brown sugar would be enough.

This is a super easy bread to make. As long as you have a stick blender. Or something like that.

Wet ingredients 
2-3 small ripe bananas, or any sweet fruit apples, pears etc
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cashews
1/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda

Dry ingredients
1 cup plain flour
1 cup whole oats
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 cup quinoa, raw I like the crunch, but you can leave it out
strawberries, as many as you like, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
handful dark choc cocao chips/nibs

Preheat fan forced oven 170C
Place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Blend the wet ingredients with a stick blender, then pour it into the bowl with the dry. Mix them together really well.
Pour the batter into a lined baking loaf tin. Top with whatever ingredient you like, I like coconut.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Told you it is an easy one!

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