Its a Banana quick bread bar! If you are wondering why you dont see enough Banana recipes here, its because Hubbs is mildly allergic to Bananas. Some days I miss adding some banana to baked goods for that added moisture and natural sweet.
I like the usual nutty banana breads too, but they are usually crumbly and make a huge loaf. So I decided to grind up the nuts and add to the bread instead. This spicy bread got baked in a cake pan and holds well together, so you can just pick one slice up and munch on it without the mess, which is what I did walking around the house. I think the only other Banana recipe I have posted is the Banana Quinoa Oatmeal Cookie.
Use oats, sorghum or other gf flour to make it gf. It will be a more crumbly than this with gluten version, but the banana will hold it well together.
Ingredients: 8 inch round pan
1/4 cup ground raw Cashew
1/3 cup ground Oats
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour (or spelt or wheat pastry flour)
2-3 Tablespoons cooked Quinoa or any cooked small grain
1 very Ripe Banana
3 Tablespoons raw sugar or equivalent sweetener
a pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 cup water or almond milk
A generous pinch of ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
In a bowl, add chopped banana and mash it well.
In another bowl mix/whisk the flours and baking powder well.
Add the water/almond milk, vinegar, sugar, salt, spices to the banana mash and mix well.
Add the flours and mix till just about combined.
Drop batter on parchment lined or greased 8 inch cake pan.
Even it out and Bake at preheated 360 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick from the center comes out clean.
Cool on rack before slicing.
Some news, Puppy mills will be banned from another Southern Cal city. A couple of cities have already passed this ordinance. I would hope that they ban all kinds of breeding operations including pure breed breeders. Though there might be a few good breeders, a majority get sidetracked by other interests. Recently, a property of an AKC judge in WA, who is also a well known "reputable" breeder, was discovered to have a basement full of "pure breed" dogs which were not up the mark, for reasons as idiotic as misaligned teeth. Those poor pups were living in a dark dank basement in tiny cages, without enough food water or any interaction and were infested with diseases and half of them had developed mental problems. It was a horrible sad video.
That tells you how we can never know how reputable or whatever a breeder really is. Please Adopt from a shelter. 6 millions pets are euthanized each year in the US, including very adoptable pure breeds and puppies, that is 1 pet killed every 8 seconds.
This bread is also heading to Dairy free Breakfast club March originally hosted at Helen's Fuss Free Flavours Breakfast Club.