Nutty Banana

A44D95A5-A78C-4783-8CBB-53CC0ED590A0I had lots of ripe bananas and I was craving something baked. The logic thing to do would be to bake a banana bread and that is exactly what I did! I didn’t plan it, so I created a recipe with things that I had. As soon as you collected all your ingredients it’s actually a very easy recipe. Anyone can make it! I already have a banana bread recipe on my blog (Bananananana), but having 2 is not going to hurt anyone. This one is made with nuts and a secret ingredient: almond flour! It honestly is the best banana bread that I’ve ever made. Banana bread and nuts are just such a good combination. I ate it with greek style yogurt from Oatly (hugely recommend this!!), some organic maple syrup and toasted coconut and it was sooo good! I hope you will enjoy it as well!

7F833F9F-9694-4426-8A34-8F8CE67B2E7FNUTTY BANANA

Makes: 8 slices.

Dry ingredients:
1,5 cup flour
1/3 cup (rolled) oats
1/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup of (coconut) sugar
1/3 cup chocolate drops (optional)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup flakes almond
1 cup nuts* (chopped)

Wet ingredients:
4 (very ripe) medium bananas (mashed)
flax egg**
1/3 cup plant based milk
1/3 cup melted coconut oil/butter
1/2 tbs vanilla extract

Extra:
butter/oil for greasing
1 ripe banana (sliced)
cream/greek style yogurt (optional)
maple syrup (optional)
toasted coconut (optional)

*tip: walnuts/pecans!
**mix 2 tbs flaxseed + 3 tbs plant based milk and set aside
for about 5 min.

Tip: Use a stroke of baking paper (with the width of the baking tin you are using) underneath the banana bread, so you can lift it out of the baking tin easily when it’s ready.

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients together.
-Mix all the wet ingredients together.
-Mix the dry and the wet ingredients together.
-Grease a baking tin and pour the batter in the tin.
-Place the sliced banana on the top and press it lightly into the batter.
-Place in the middle of the oven for about 50-55 min.
-Let it cool down, before slicing.
-Eat with cream/greek style yogurt, maple syrup and toasted coconut.

Are you going to make this banana bread? It’s a great thing to make and to share! Please show me your creation by tagging me on Instagram with @freedomevermore. Thank you! X

Lavender & Co

 

I always joke that this cake taste like a Lush bathbomb. Haha! I think we always associate the scent of lavender with beauty products. Lavender is so amazing and is often used in creams, lotions and shower gels. Lavender is also very flowery, but once you let go of the bathbomb thing, it is actually amazing to cook and bake with as well. The trick is to not overdo it. You do not want to have the idea that a bathbomb was actually one of the ingredients. It is very nice when you taste a subtle taste of lavender though. I love it! And it looks and smells amazing! If you never tried cooking/baking with lavender I recommend using only 1 tbs of lavender to start with. Once you’re more use to it and your brain now understand that lavender is not only used in beauty products, you can use 1,5 tbs. Just experiment a little and appreciate the taste

LAVENDER & CO

Serves: 8 

dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tbs custard powder
1,5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1,5 tbs dried lavender
pinch of salt

wet ingredients:
1 tsp vanilla extract
1,5 cup coconut milk (from can)
1/4 cup butter (I used Flora)
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1 flax egg *
1 tbs lemon (juice)

topping:
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1/3 cup icing sugar (optional)
1 tsp lemon (juice)
1 tsp dried lavender

*Mix 1 tbs of ground flaxseed with 2 tbs of water and let it set for 10 min.

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients together.
-Mix all the wet ingredients together.
-Gradually mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth (preferably with an electric mixer).
-Grease a cake tin with some extra butter (optional: a layer of baking paper) and pour in the mix. Make sure the cake mix is nice and even.
-Put the cake tin in the oven for 45-55 min.
-In the meantime mix the yogurt, icing sugar and the lemon juice.
-Before serving (and when the cake is all cooled down) you can add the yogurt topping and sprinkle the lavender on top.

Are you going to make this recipe? Please let me know or show me on instagram via @freedomevermore. I’d love to see it and hear what you think. Thank you! X

 

Biscuit Feast

13446222_1169109249799843_707711809_oThis is probably the easiest recipe there is. You only need 2 ingredients to have something very yummy. It also doesn’t take a lot or preparation, you probably always have these ingredients anyway, it doesn’t take long before you can enjoy and it’s easy to share. So many reasons to just try this!

These biscuits are amazing, because it’s a guilt free snack and you could even have them for breakfast if you please. Perfect for on the way, but also at home. I once had them with warm almond milk. Yum!
The only thing you need are ripe bananas and oats. Though this is the basic recipe, you can add a lot to it and give it your own personal little twist. I will give you 2 options today and maybe, if you guys like this, I can give you a different version every now and then. Or maybe you have requests? Let me know!

RAISE YOUR HAND FOR RAISINS

13441636_1169109203133181_365138828_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
1/3 cup raisins

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Soak the raisins for about 10 min in warm water.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix all ingredients gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.


NUTS FOR COCONUT:

13410603_1169109253133176_1222537858_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp shredded coconut
pinch of salt

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix the banana and the oats gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Then lightly mix in the peanut butter and the coconut.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.

Are you going to try these simple biscuits? Do you have a request for the next flavour? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thanks you! X