Vegan, Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

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    Here we have a vegan banana bread recipe that is also gluten free. Isn’t it amazing that 20 years ago we didn’t even know anything about gluten . . . maybe you did, but I didn’t. Every recipe is a new adventure. And on that note, you can add nuts and maybe even chocolate chips — as long as they’re vegan.

     INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
    • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup olive or coconut oil
    • 3 very large and very ripe bananas
    • optional: 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, plus an extra handful for the top
    • optional: 1/2 cup walnuts or almonds

     INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
    2. Get out a large mixing bowl and sift the gluten-free oat flour and gluten-free all purpose flour together.
    3. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt to the mixing bowl and whisk it all together.
    4. Get out a medium mixing bowl, this is for the very large and very ripe bananas. You’re going to peel them and mash them up with either a fork or your hands.
    5. Add the mashed bananas, oil, optional chocolate chips and/or optional nuts  to the dry ingredients. You’re going to mix this all together gently — don’t overdo it.
    6. Spoon the mixture into a lightly oiled 5 x 9 inch loaf pan. Add the handful of optional chocolate chips on the top.
    7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. You want the top to be lightly browned. Test with a toothpick — you want it to come out clean, not gooey with batter.
    8. Allow to cool thoroughly before removing it from the pan.
    9. Wait about an hour before slicing it — you don’t want it to crumble on you.
    10. Enjoy!

    Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

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    These delicious oatmeal breakfast bars are gluten free with cherries and almonds, but you can add other fruit of your choice to make these extra special for your family. That’s what is so wonderful about this recipe, this is only the beginning, not necessarily the end result.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup dried cherries or dried fruit of your choice
    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
    • 1 & 1/2 cups oats
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 scoops whey vanilla protein powder

    Directions:

    1. Heat oven to 350
    2. Mix vanilla, peanut butter, honey and egg.
    3. Mix oats, almonds and cherries.
    4. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients.
    5. Press mixture into a foil lined pan.
    6. Bake 15 minute until golden.
    7. Cool before cutting into bars.

    Now you have an easy nutritional breakfast or anytime treat for your family. This recipe makes approximately 16 servings.