Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Recipe Challenge - Whole Wheat & Millet Banana Bread

I a member of a cooking group aimed at cooking for one or two people that has a challenge to try a new recipe three times per month.  I finally realized that this includes all recipes, including baked goods!  While I am trying true meal recipes, I love to bake so am including some of the baked goods recipes I try as part of the challenge.  And, since my surgery, my stomach doesn't appear to be as happy with goodies from various bakeries as it used to be.  Such is life.  So, I hope to explore more recipes for baked goods as well as for meals.

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across the Whole Wheat & Millet Banana Bread recipe on Joy the Baker's blog and knew I had to try it.  Maybe it was the pictures or that it used millet seed or maybe it was the fact that it makes two loaves (I'm good at sharing and freezing baked goodies).  At any rate, today I tried this recipe -- with a few modifications.  I used spelt instead of whole wheat, because that's what I had.  I used an organic egg product because, well, it needed to be used, but it did have the benefit of reducing the calories.  And, because I knew I'd be calculating the calories for this recipe, I substituted apple sauce for half of the oil.

I happy to report it tastes as good as it looked on the blog.  Maybe a tad rich. Trying to decide if it's the oil and if maybe I can just replace it all with applesauce the next time, because yes there will be a next time.  Recipe recommended.

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