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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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Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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

 

Corn Chowder – A Recipe Perfect For Those Cold Winter Days

Homemade Corn chowder is a nice, comfort food of a soup.  Its rich, homey tastes all blend together for a wonderful bowl of soup that will warm you up from the inside out on those cold, dark winter days.

Soups can also make a nice way to extend your cooking as leftovers are so easy to heat up.

They can be great to take to friends who are ill, nursing a loved one back to health, enjoying their baby moon, or even to a pot luck too.  They freeze well and are easily transportable in a crock pot or even simply put into glass jars and re heated wherever you’re going.   Because most people, even kids enjoy a simple soup like corn chowder, it’s a vegetarian soup, and its even easy to make vegan, this soup in particular is perfect for all these occasions and more!

As far as the corn chowder recipe that follows – its incredibly easy to make, pretty quick for a soup, and comes out perfect every time!  Enjoy it with a fresh green salad and some tasty homemade bread or croutons for a naturally delicious meal that will keep your belly full and warm even when its cold outside.

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Corn Chowder
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (more if you like garlic)
  • 5 C vegetable stock
  • 3 medium potatoes chopped
  • 1 C (8oz) creamed corn
  • 2-3 C fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 C cheddar cheese
  • ¼ C milk or cream (optional)
  • Fresh chives to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in large sauce pan and add onions and garlic to cook for about 5 min.
  2. Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil
  3. Add potatoes
  4. Simmer uncovered 10 min.
  5. Add the creamed corn and corn kernels and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 min
  7. Stir the cheese through
  8. Add cream or milk
  9. Garnish with chives and serve