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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Banana-Cranberry Bread. Vegan, of course.

 I've made this recipe twice and I'm calling it a keeper. Tonight I added dried cranberries and walnuts to one loaf, chocolate chips and walnuts to the other. Both are tasty.

I love that the ingredients include whole grain, bananas, applesauce and flax.  
 
Banana Cranberry Bread

4 Cups flour
1 Cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 ripe bananas
1/2 Cup non dairy milk
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1 1/2 Cup applesauce
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 Cups crushed walnuts or pecans
1 1/2 Cups dried cranberries or chocolate chips
 
 Combine non dairy milk and flax and let gel in a small bowl. Mix coconut oil, sugar, bananas and applesauce together. Add vanilla and stir. Add spices, salt, soda and baking powder and mix well. Stir in flax/milk mixture until all incorporated. Add flour and oatmeal until mixed. Toss in nuts and cranberries or chocolate chips.

Grease two loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean or almost clean.

Next time I'm going to add white chocolate chips and some orange zest with the cranberry version. I'm thinking it will be delicious. 

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