Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vegan Banana Bread

I make this bread constantly, since we always seem to have bananas going old.  It is so good and really addictive.  Make it!

1 1/3 cups unbleached flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 medium, overripe bananas
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
6 Tbsp soy milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 by 5 loaf pan. 
2.  Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
3.  in another large bowl, mash bananas with a fork and add wet ingredients.  Mix well and add to dry ingredients.
4.  Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vegan Arrowroot Teething Biscuits

I've had trouble finding vegan arrowroot biscuits for my son, so I've been making this recipe.  I only have dog biscuit cookie cutters from making dog treats.  People look at us like, "Why is your kid eating dog food?" and it's so funny.  These biscuits are so addicting.  I've eaten more than my baby has.  

3/4 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1 Tbsp vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly oil a baking sheet.
2.  Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another bowl.  Add wet to dry.  Add more spelt flour in order to make the dough easy to handle. 
3.  Lay down a piece of wax paper floured with spelt.  Put dough on top and another sheet of wax paper over that.  Roll out to 1/8 inch.
4.  Use cookie cutters to make shapes and bake until golden brown, 8-12 minutes.  Makes 1 1/2 dozen.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I love my food mill

I have become obsessed with making baby food.  Grae just got the okay from the doctor to start eating solid food, even though he is only 4 1/2 months old.  I've already filled an entire shelf in our freezer with frozen baby food.  I've made apples, pears, peaches, carrots, sweet potatoes, and teething biscuits (delicious vegan arrowroot recipe at a later date).  Grae's favorite are the pears.  But what was I thinking?  I have to use it all within 3 months of making them and he eats one little cube a day (I have filled little ice cube trays with the food I've made and frozen them in freezer bags).  It's just fun.  I guess I could always eat them to get rid of them when the time comes.  I can't wait to start making different combinations of foods to freeze and watch Grae eat.  He's the cutest..