Monday, March 20, 2017

Cranberry Banana Bread

Sometimes we just get hungry for a certain thing.   Of course it's a bad craving when you want brad, and you are supposed to be on  gluten free diet. 

Probably why gluten free flour were created. Anyway, I've been trying to cone up with some good recipes for when that craving strikes. 

I found a cranberry orange bread in my old Weight Watchers cookbook.  I of course modified it to fit my chosen lifestyle, added bananas  and if you are on weight watches, it's about 6 points a serving.

Cranberry Banana Bread:

2 1/4 gluten free baking mix(Pillsbury)
1/4 coconut flour 
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder 
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons Xantham Gum
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon orange  zest
Juice from 1 large orange 
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
2 mashed bananas 
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 
1/2 cups chopped pecans  (optional
3/4 cups dried cranberries 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl

Add eggs, orange juice and zest. Add milk, extracts and bananas and nuts, if you are adding and the cranberries. 

Mix well.The Batter will be sticky

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray add the batter.  Bake for 55 minutes to an hour  Let stand for 20 minutes, slice and enjoy

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