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Whew! And now I'm sitting in the sunshine on Saturday morning, trying not to obsessively plan the day ahead, taking in each minute, each birds' song, each moment of God's presence, and the silence of man. This is what I long for, this is what gives me life. Time spent with Jesus, time spent healing, growing, and learning. This is my desire.
Here's the outstanding, simple, delicious banana bread recipe:
2 cups very ripe, mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts,
2 tbsp flax + 6 tbsp water (egg substitute, can use chia seeds instead)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp sesame seeds
*Preheat oven to 350*, line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
*Whisk together flax and water, let sit for 5 minutes.
*Combine dry ingredients (flours, pecans, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon).
*Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl with flax gel, banana, and vanilla
*it will be a little tough, but don't over-mix it!
*Sprinkle on sesame seeds. bake for 50 minutes.
*Let cool for about 5 minutes, then remove loaf from pan and transfer to cooling rack. Once completely cooled off, feel free to slice. Or bite right into the side of it!
*Double the recipe if you're human and want a lotta banana bread for snacking!!
It's incredible when still warm, delicious at room temp with some nut butter and banana slices, and mouth-watering when microwaved and enjoyed in small, slow bites. Oh goodness me!
PS: the sesame seeds kinda threw my taste buds off, 'cause their flavor is very strong once toasted, but after almost a full loaf was consumed, I got used to it. :)
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