B. Bread

I have been through the ringer and back.  I feel torn down and beat up.  I woke up needing a little somethin’ somethin’ to get me through this day. I think that baked goods might do the trick.

I am naming this little treat B. Bread not just because it is made with delicious blueberries and bananas, but also because the boyfriend and I broke-up.  I’ve got the blues, but it’s bittersweet, because his sister and brother-in-law had their beautiful baby girl last night. (Congratulations you two! She’s perfect.)

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. -Carl Sandburg

Isn’t this quote perfect for the occasion? So go on I must.  On to baking healthy and delicious B. Bread!

First, round up all your ingredients.

  • 2 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 C Organic Raw Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt-Sense
  • 3/4 C Orange Juice
  • 1 Banana, mashed
  • 1 Tbs Ground Flax
  • 3 Tbs Water
  • 1 C Frozen Blueberries

As you can see, this is a Vegan Recipe – No need for Eggs or Butter!

Pre-heat your oven to 350 and prep your 9×5 Loaf Pan. Spray the pan with a little PAM and cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom.  This allows the bread to release nice and easy once it’s baked.

Next, in a large bowl combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

King Arthur 100% Whole Wheat Flour
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Turbinado Raw Sugar

Add your blueberries and toss gently to coat.

In a smaller bowl combine the ground flax and water and wisk until mixture becomes somewhat unified and gelatinous.  Add in the mashed banana and orange juice.

I like to make big messes when I bake. 🙂

Now take you orange juice mixture and add it to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.  Be careful not to overmix!

Mmmm! 🙂
The best part about Vegan baking is you can eat the dough without any worry of getting sick!
Spoon the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly.
I sprinkled a little extra sugar on top, too!

Now comes the easy part: Pop it in the oven for 60 minutes.

Once your timer goes off, remove the pan from the oven and let set (in pan) for about 10 minutes.
Oooh, Ahhh!
Looks pretty, doesn’t it?
After 10 minutes, flip your loaf pan and the bread should easily slide out.  If you have any difficulty, place a plate over the top of the loaf pan, flip the entire thing as a unit, and tap the bottom of the loaf pan until the bread pops out.

Let it cool completely before you dig in.  Trust me.  The longer you let quick breads set, the better.

 

A nice crispy crust and a delicious, dense, moist inside.  Just what the doctor ordered.

It seems like baking B. Bread has brightened my day.  I hope it does the same for you!

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