I’m a carbs kind of girl. If you put me on the Adkins diet, I would die.
I have 3 major food groups. Fruit,/Veggies, Nut/Seed butter, and Starches (bread, rice, oatmeal, cereal). Everyday, I MUST have a bowl of cereal. It is “healthy” cereal. No added junk, but it is still cereal. 🙂 I’m trying to do better, but with school and life being crazy my diet hasn’t been very good.
From what I understand, my grandmother Deloris was a great cook. I think she might have had a love of carbs too, because she has a lot of bread recipes. My mamaw, who was my best friend growing up, definitely had a sweet tooth. She is also a major reason why I love to make homemade breads. I even have her breadmaker! Her house frequently smelled of homemade bread.
Unlike me, these ladies used lots of shortening and butter! 🙂 My mom gave me my grandmother’s recipe for Banana Nut Bread a while back, but I was never able to make it. It called for several things that my body and diet doesn’t agree with. For a long time, I have wanted to find a way to make this, because it was her recipe. I never got to meet my grandmother Deloris, because she died of cancer the year before I was born.
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour (or 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend or 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup milk or water (I used unsweetened almond)
- 1/4-1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Start by mashing the bananas. Mix in sugar, applesauce, and milk.
- In another bowl, mix flour(s), baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Slowly add into banana mixture. Mix well. Fold in chopped nuts.
- Pour batter into greased muffins or a loaf pan.
- For muffins, it makes 12. Bake for 18 minutes.
- For a loaf, bake for 45-50 minutes.