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.)
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.
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!
The best part about Vegan baking is you can eat the dough without any worry of getting sick!
Now comes the easy part: Pop it in the oven for 60 minutes.
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!