Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Oatmeal, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Chocolate vegan banana bread

19.09.2016

Oh, I am really happy to write again here. So much time without photos and food cooking. Ofc I cooked a lot but the summer was so busy and so great that we got too much other things to do. I left my job, got married, we visited Morocco and Sahara desert, got a trip around Russia, lived in a countryside for a month, learned so many things together with Daria! And even I spent really not much time making photos, but I tried to learn new and check new masterclasses as well as food blogger pro. As I said, we spend some time, a month or even more at the countryside where Daria mother lives all the time and we learned lots of things in terms of growing vegetables, berries, making procurings for winter, and so on. We made tons of canned berries jams like black currants, rasperries, gooseberries jams as well as some amazing salted cucambers and tomatoes, mmm… We even tried making salted canned watermelon! That was an amazing experience. I also created some new photo backgrounds and I really like them and you may check a new one on the photos below.

I like vegan food and we both with Daria eat lenten food because of religion, most of the time it is several days per week with longer periods of 14-40 days 4 times in a year. And I remember my first time when Daria told me that we have to use only vegetable products, I was really scared, just because I could not imagine cooking like this. But now I love such food, it is different of course but great by its own.

So, let’s meet that banana bread, shall we? I got similar recipe in a blog but I made some changes and the result was nice. Btw, one of my photos got to foodgawker, and that is so cool! Got 100 people visited my blog at that day, that motivates me a lot.

I don’t know why, but that banana bread is always connected with natural jams and things that could be grown at your own garden. The summer is over now but as I mentioned at the beginning, we made all kinds of canned berries jams for winter and most of them, like 90% of them, are made of berries that grow at our garden. I got an idea of dedicating a part of blog solely to gardening and all king of such stuff, that is interesting and for me there are no better things that things that are grown or made by yourself. I want to thank Daria’s mom who works on a 40 ares and grown amazing berries, apples, peaches, all kinds of vegetables and maked amazing procurings for winter. (And I can tell you the secret- we are eating 2014 year canned vegetables and berries now).

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There are too much things going on and I am not telling you about that bread, oh my! Ok, ok, now I will talk only about it. It is great, it is moist, it is solid, and makes both of us happy. Need more info? No, you dont:) You just have to use the recipe and make your own, and eath it!

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Oatmeal play a great role in that bread, and my love to that ingreadient started in England. I spent 3 month working there 2 years ago and I felt in love with oatmeal from that time till the end of days, honestly . And even Daria does not like oatmeal porridges at all, I cook pancakes, cakes and breads with it and my wife loves them.

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(I just updated WordPress and got some weird problems with EasyRecipe, so I will just write the recipe without the plugin)

Ingredients:

    • 2-3 ripe bananas (depending on a size)
    • 50 gr apple puree (I used homemade canned apple puree)
    • 1 t spoon vanilla extract (If you got none, just pass that point)
    • 1 flax egg (1 t spoon ground flaxseed + 2.5 t spoon water)
    • 50 gr sesame oil
    • 100 gr coconut sugar
    • 70 gr honey (or maple syrup)
    • 3 t spoons baking powder
    • 1 t spoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 t spoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 t spoon salt
    • 200 gr coconut milk with coconut flesh
    • 100 gr nuts mix (grounded in a blender)
    • 200 gr flour mix (I used 50 gr wholewheat, 50 gr rice flour, 50 gr buckwheat, barley flour)
    • 100 gr oatmeal (NOT a fast cooking, get the best you can with a cooking time of 15-20 minutes)

Instructions:

  1. Set the oven to 175C (350F)
  2. I love that recipe- everything is mixed in one bowl!
  3. Make a flax egg- just mix 1 t spoon ground flaxseed + 2.5 t spoon water and leave for 5 minutes
  4. Next- add bananas, mash them till they become a puree, after that just add all the ingredients one by one carefully mixing after each step.
  5. Line a baking tray (the bread form) with a baking paper and pour the batter in it. You may add some nuts of chopped chocolate on top.
  6. Place it in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. Eat that banana bread warm with milk or tea, with sorbet and berries!

P.S. Hmm, I talked so much about homemade canned vegetables and berries that I think I have to write about them in a post in future.

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