Tenaya wants to make banana bread
in the solar oven, so we did. We followed the solarvore.com recipe for mango-banana bread. Didn’t have mango so we substituted 2 ripe bananas. Batter tasted great.
I SO LOVE THIS SOLAR OVEN!!!
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 egg (I used 2 med. eggs)
• 1tsp vanilla extract ( I used maple syrup)
• 2 bananas ripe
• 1 mango ripe ( I used 2 bananas)
• 2 cup flour
• 1 tbl baking powder
• 1 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp)
See full recipe instructions here:
Mango Banana Bread in Solavore Oven
Solar oven was preheated to 250 deg. Placed bread pans in and locked them up. its about 4 pm. we have a slight wind that might be blowing the heat away from the oven. its staying at 225 deg. we are 45m into banking. the dough has rising twice its original size. its working!!! i put the reflectors on o see if i can keep it around 250 deg for the rest of the baking time. 2 hours later we have 2 fresh solar baked banana bread loaves! how cool is that!
I bought 2 cases of fresh strawberries for $1.98 because some were starting to go bad. After sorting, cleaning and disposing of the bad strawberries and leaves I filled a one pound container filled with compost matter! That’s it! I couldn’t believe it. So I actually got 15lbs of strawberries for $1.98. I’m good with that!
So now maybe I’ll make a strawberry pie and freeze the rest!
And that’s exactly what I did…we will eat one and I will freeze one for later!
black & blueberry vegan muffins
VEGAN BERRY MUFFINS
• 1 cup Un-bleached all-purpose flour
• 1 cup whole wheat flour (I use my Vitamix to make my own wheat flour by grinding organic wheat berries. Approximately 1.5 c equals 2 c flour)
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• Zest of a medium orange
• 1/4 cup organic sugar
• 2-3 very ripe bananas mashed
• 1 cup nondairy milk
• 1 teaspoon almond extract
• 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
• 1/2 cup blueberries
• 1/2 cup blackberries
preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease muffin pans. I like to use the mini muffin pans. Bite size goodness!
In medium size bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, sea salt & orange zest.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, mashed banana, nondairy milk, olive oil, almond extract & vinegar. Mix well. Add flour mixture, stir until just blended. Gently fold in berries.
Fill muffin pans 1-3 full and cook for about 18-20m. Muffins are done when lightly brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
This recipe was inspired from “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Recipe Blueberry Lemon Muffins page 39.
It’s late and I’m kinda bored. Then for some odd reason I wanted an Orange Julius! It has been years since I had one. So I peeled 4/5 small organic oranges and one banana. I put everything in my Vitamix and blended. These oranges are very sweet so I didn’t add any sweetener. At the end I added a handful of ice cubes.
Wow! It was amazing, smooth and creamy! It hit the spot! I looked online and all the recipes call for sugar, milk and vanilla. I liked it with just 2 ingredients. So much lighter than other recipes.
So cool! I had so many bananas so I’ve been making all sorts of goodies. These are so simple. I got this recipe from my Vitamix cookbook! I had a great little helper too.
Remember the riper the bananas the sweeter the cookies will be. The bananas & raisins serve as the only sweetener in the recipe.
If you can’t read the recipe from the photo, let me know and I will type it in.
ENJOY! KID & ADULT APPROVED!
I didn’t have any raisins but I did have organic dried cranberries. They tasted great!
This is one of my favorite desserts & it is so easy to make. This recipe is not my own creation but altered from another Raw chef.
RAW CACAO PIE!
• 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut
• 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts or raw walnuts (I usually do 1/2 walnuts & pecans)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 8 pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
• 5 pitted medjool dates, soaked for a bit till soft
• 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar + 3 drops of stevia liquid
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 medium size or 3 small mashed avocado
• 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao or carob powder (I do 1/2 & 1/2)
• 1/2 cup water ( I use the left over water I soaked the dates in)
Slit open Medjool Dates & Remove Seeds inside. Set 8 dates to the side for the crust.
Soak 5 Dates in water for Chocolate Mousse Filling
Coconut Crust Instructions:
Place the coconut, nuts and salt in food processor with S blade and process until finely ground. You could coarsely ground the ingredients too.
Naya was hungry and so together we came up with a new snack that we both really liked!!
Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds
Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds
Layer each ingredient in order listed:
• Rice Crackers
• Organic Peanut Butter
• Sliced Organic Bananas
• Sprinkled Cinnamon