Enjoy this Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread that is plant-based, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free and has no refined sugar. If you love banana bread, this one will surprise you because it's full of flavour while delivering health benefits that the traditional version cannot.
Sometimes your research brings you some interesting information. I was doing some looking for a crepe recipe and was interested in when and where these beautiful creations originated. It turns out they date back to Medieval times, the mid 13th century to be exact. The original name was Crespes (crisp) and as with a lot of things, were a mistake with porridge poured on a hot griddle. The original recipe merely gave instructions for the ingredients with no measurements. Reminds me of my maternal grandmother. Medievalcuisine.com took the time to figure out the recipe. It particularly interested me as it is naturally leavened. Makes sense, since it is ancient. The original flour used was buckwheat which is an ancient grain, so it is actually gluten free as well. It is lacey and light. One crepe is not enough.
This version of Cinnamon Cherry Spiced Sourdough Bread has no oil, no dairy and no eggs. Sourdough made from whole wheat flour and no oil or sugar retains all the flavour and increases the health profile, making it a great addition to breakfast or maybe anytime.
These babies are so easy to make and they rhubarb is freshly harvested. Thanks to Driscolls for the inspiration for the recipe. Their recipe was so cute with the strawberries, but I longed for something strawberry rhubarb, so I added some for a seasonal twist. Then because I cannot leave anything alone, I converted it to vegan, so it is dairy free and egg free as well.
Banana bread is such a favourite for so many. But a typical banana bread is loaded with refined sugar and butter or oil. Benefits of this recipe are lower calories and saturated fats, egg free and dairy free. The flaxseed addition has other nutritional benefits besides posing as eggs.