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Naturally Healthy, Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread.  It’s such a yummy way to use up old bananas; which are actually some of the best bananas nutritionally.  However, brown bananas aren’t always that appetizing.  Enter, banana bread.  Of course, you can use ripe bananas too (like in the photo), but the closer to rotten the bananas are, the sweeter and more flavorful they are, and, as we said, the more nutritionally optimal.

Now, we’ll readily admit that there are a lot of banana bread recipes out there many of which are very tasty.  But, some rely on a lot of refined sugars and are heavy on the fat.  This one we’re going to share here though has some amazing extras that helps it stand out while staying healthy.  Plus, it’s all  natural and totally vegan!

Don’t let those brown, nutrition filled bananas go to waste – use them in this natural banana bread recipe that’s super healthy, vegan; and that the whole family will enjoy.


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Naturally Healthy, Vegan Banana Bread Recipe
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  • 3 ripe bananas (1 c)
  • ⅓ C applesauce (or oil)
  • ¼ C lemon juice
  • ½ C maple (or sugar)
  • 1½ C flour
  • ½ C wheat germ
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • 1 C chopped dates
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mash bananas and mix with lemon juice, and applesauce (or oil).
  3. Add to sugar and mix well.
  4. Combine flour, wheat germ, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Add to banana mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Add dates and nuts.
  7. Spoon mixture into greased loaf pan (4x8) and bake for 45-50 min.
  8. If you'd like to make muffins bake for about 25-30 min


Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe For Soft and Chewy Homemade Cookies

Everyone has a favorite type of chocolate chip cookie.  If yours is soft and chewy – like the kind you find in a bakery – this recipe is for you!

We’ve tried a lot of different chocolate chip cookie recipes here and this is one of our favorites.  There’s only one problem; it’s hard to keep the cookie jar full for more than a day or so when these are in there because everyone just loves them.

Check them out for yourself today and let us know what you think.  And, if you have another favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, share it with all of us so we can go have a taste test!

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BIG, Soft, and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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Serves: 16
  • ¾ C butter melted
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 C flour
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Unbleached parchment paper for cookie sheets
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F (165 C)
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  3. Melt butter
  4. Cream melted butter, sugar, brown sugar together in a large bowl
  5. Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk
  6. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together
  7. Add flour mixture to the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended
  8. Add chocolate chips
  9. Drop dough by ¼ C onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2-3 in apart
  10. Bake 12-15 min - the softer you like your cookies the less you should bake them.
  11. Let set on the cookie sheet a few minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool


Easy Recipe for Quick, Organic Garlic Carrots

Carrots are readily available most places and nearly any time of year.  If you have the space, carrots are quite easy to store through the winter.  If you can’t store them, they’re also a cold season crop and can even be started early in the spring and last throughout the fall outside in the garden.  In fact, if you have the right set up (or are blessed w/a mild climate!) carrots can be grown year round outside!

Organic carrots are also packed with nutrients that benefits your entire body including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and, they’re a great source of fiber too.

Whether you’re enjoying fresh from your garden carrots or are using organic ones you brought home from the store, this recipe helps  make them extra tasty and  even more nutritious too by adding garlic; also known for its many beneficial properties.

This recipe isn’t only nutritious though, its really tasty; even some of our pickiest eaters love it.  Our organic garlic carrot recipe is quick to make too, and if there’s one thing that’s helpful when we’re trying to nourish our hungry families its recipes that don’t take forever to prepare.

Enjoy these organic garlic carrots along side any main dish or as a quick snack, or however else you choose!  They’re packed full of nutrition and so delicious you’ll find yourself making them again, and again….and again.

Organic Garlic Carrots
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  • 1 pound carrots cut into about 2in pieces
  • 2-4 garlic cloves depending on preferences
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅓ t dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Saute carrots and garlic in oil for 5 min over med heat. Add water, salt, thyme and pepper. Bring everything to a boil then reduce heat to low/med and cook for about 10-12 min. Carrots should be tender yet not mushy when done.