Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Coconut Pineapple Vegan Banana Bread

Coconut Pineapple Vegan Banana Bread
     makes one 9×5-inch loaf
 2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
generous pinch of ground ginger
pinch of allspice
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add the sugar, pineapple, and oil and whisk briskly to incorporate.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined.  Fold in the coconut.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle with extra sugar if you’d like.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. The top should be lightly browned and a knife inserted through the center should come out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes before transferring out of a pan and onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars

from Tina at Carrots-n-Cake

The best part about these Peanut Buttery Bars is that they only require 5 ingredients (chocolate chips optional) and take just 20 minutes to make- start to finish.


1.5 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 all-purpose flour

1/2 cup agave nectar (I think I might try honey instead)

1 egg

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350*F degrees. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.

Spread batter in prepared baking pan, and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes until the top of the bars begin to brown.

Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting.