*vegan banana bread and a bit of a crazy weekend

*please note… 
  we are not vegan, I was once, but still love to have vegan and vegetarian things. Yummies!

Saturday afternoons are good for making bread of any kind. I found this recipe quickly online. I’ve tried so many different recipes for banana muffins and bread, but this one is a big score for me. No butter! There were a few things I changed from the actual recipe, but that’s just me…

* 3-4 ripe bananas
* 1 cup raw sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/4 cup water
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 tablespoon lsa
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon allspice
* about 1/2 cup of crumbled walnuts

In a large bowl mash bananas with sugar and vanilla until combined and creamy. Then mix in the water.

In a smaller bowl, sift together the flour, soda, powder lsa, allspice, and cinnamon.
Add the dry to wet and stir until just mixed. You don’t want to over mix or the bread will be dry.

Pour batter into sprayed and floured loaf pan, top with walnuts and bake in preheated 180°C oven for one hour or so until done.

It’s very yummy, for not having any added butter in the bread (even though we tend to add butter to it anyway…) That’s the reason for bread – right? To eat butter?

Two sort of odd changes here at home.. I’m still getting used to J with no hair! He cut his hair when he was in NZ! He didn’t tell me, just showed up at the airport with a big grin on his face.

Also we maybe adopting a little brother for Timmy! His name is Bruce and he’s a bit OCD with Timmy, but we have a couple weeks with him, so we will see… He is basenji, like Timmy, but mixed with Jack Russell. Yes, he’s a troublesome little nugget! Fingers crossed they sort themselves out over the next few days!

happy monday!

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