I’m anxiously awaiting my doula client’s birth. This was my dream last night:
She was in labor, and I was in labor, too. We were both at my house.
I wanted my baby to be born into a pot of my homemade carrot soup (don’t worry, it was at room temperature). Then, I wanted my sister to pour Honey Bunches Of Oats over the baby.
No, I was not planning on eating the baby. I thought it would make for a peaceful, cozy birth experience.
I’m making my clients some extra food this week. As I type, I’m smelling garlicky pot roast simmering away that I will deliver in a few hours, along with a sun dried tomato and feta Israeli couscous salad, and this:
I had to write down this recipe so I can Pin it so I don’t have to have my laptop in order to access it.
Vegan Banana Bread
1/4 cup almond milk (or nondairy milk of choice-coconut milk is lovely, too)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F. Rub a loaf pan with oil.
Mix together the soy milk and vinegar; set aside for about 2 minutes.
Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Beat together the oil and the brown sugar, then beat in the bananas – you can mash them ahead of time or let the paddle attachment of the stand mixer do the work for you. I just chunked the bananas in with the oil & sugar and beat them that way. Continue beating on high until very light. Reduce speed to low and add milk/vinegar mixture. By hand, stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture, being careful not to overbeat. I like stirring flour mixture in with a heavy duty scraper.
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for about 15 minutes then flip from pan.
This recipe is so good my clients are paying me extra to bring another loaf to them mid-week. You’re welcome.
In Ian news, dad was salty so he got some serious lovin’. Kinda awkward but awfully cute.