Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana nut bread is a healthy treat that you can make right in the comfort of your very own kitchen. Get the banana nut bread recipe with help from a therapist and wellness chef in this free video clip.

Promoted By Zergnet

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Dr. LindaJoy Rose of Raw Fusion Living for eHow.com, making banana nut bread. Now, today, I'm going to show you how to make a raw, vegan version. And will also, if you don't have a dehydrator, teach you how to make a raw fusion version too. We're going to start out with two cups of walnuts, that have been soaked for about 10 or 12 hours. Now, the reason you soak your walnuts, is because you want to kind of change the consistency. But also, you want to get rid of any of the anti-nutrients, that are on the skins too. This is one of the tricks that we have in raw food living. Just to break it down into small pieces. And I'm going to reserve a little bit, here in this cup. So that we can sprinkle it on top, and make them look real pretty. Okay, and now, I can add the other ingredients. What I have here is, ground flaxseed. Both walnuts and flaxseeds are incredible source of omega three, they're just have so much nutrition in this recipe. So, these are the flaxseeds, and I've ground them, you can use a, something like a coffee grinder. I keep a dedicated coffee grinder for grinding flaxseed, because it's always better, the fresher it is. Alright, and the flaxseed is what gives it that kind of glue like consistency. So, this is a vegan dish, that you don't have to use any eggs with. Alright, I used a little drop of salt and I've got some cinnamon, I've got a couple tablespoons of maple syrup,and some vanilla. We've got our bananas, a couple bananas chopped up here. And we're going to put in about a half a cup of water, it might take another couple tablespoons, over and beyond a half a cup. And we're just going to blend it to a nice pulp. Okay, we have our batter now. Now, this particular dehydrator, this is a tray form the dehydrator. And it has a screen, but it also has this shiny sheet, which is coated with a material that's going to help it to hydrate. And at the same time be able to peel it off. So, the first thing I'm going to do is, just pour it on here and form it. Now, if you don't have a dehydrator, what you would do is, you can take something like this pan, which would be a brownie pan. And you just want to rub it really good with some coconut oil, or vegetable oil. If you use butter, then it's not going to be vegan. And you can just pour this in here, it's not going to rise, and you would be able to bake it at probably a low temperature. Just until, you can, are able to put in a toothpick or a knife. And get it to be completely clean, when you bring out the knife. And now, you can shape this in any way you like to shape it. I like to give it a square, kind of a rectangular shape. And then, you want to sprinkle some of these nuts on top too. The advantage to making this in a dehydrator, is that all of the nutrients and the enzymes remain as living food. It's one of my favorite dishes, so I wanted to share this with you. Alright, you would put this in a dehydrator for about two or three hours. Then, what you can do, is you can take your spatula, when it's dried on the top. And you can make little cuts in it, to score it in the shape that you like it. After a couple hours, when it's dry enough, you'd be able to peel that away and flip it over, onto the screen and let it keep on drying. But as I said, if you don't have a dehydrator, just go ahead and make that in an oven at about 300 or less. And it's probably just going to take about an hour, hour and a half. And this is how it comes out. So, you see how you're able to pull that away, and I also cooked it for a little while on the other side too. And you have this really, really nice banana nut bread. I like this as a mid-morning snack. I tend to eat a lot of raw foods, I'll have it with some herb tea. And it's just so good for you, take a little bit, um, it's just very moist and still very much alive. I'm Dr. LindaJoy Rose, this has been banana nut bread for eHow.com.

Featured

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!