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Banana Bread

So autumn is upon us and it’s time to get back into the kitchen and start creating!!  Here is a healthier version of the classic banana bread.  This version may be even yummier than the original – I think so but I’ll let you be the judge!  Simple to make and a great way to use up the extra bananas.  You can also add walnuts or cacao nibs to add more crunch and texture!  Makes a great quick breakfast toasted and topped with almond butter!Banana Bread

Ingredients:

•   1/3 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
•   1/2 cup natural brown sugar
•   3 egg whites
•   3 bananas, mashed
•   2 tbsp chia seeds
•   1/3 cup water
•   1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
•   1/3 cup coconut flour
•   1 tsp baking soda
•   1/4 tsp baking powder
•   cooking spray

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Mix applesauce and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Gently stir in egg whites then add mashed bananas and water.  Add dry ingredients and stir until well combined.  Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray and then pour in mixture.  Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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Golden Vegetable Flax Crackers

This is my version of the Mediterranean Flax cracker recipe from Preserve It Naturally which I ordered along with my Excalibur dehydrator.  The first time I made these crackers they were a big hit!  I did not have all the ingredients listed so I added my own spices and vegetables.  This latest version was a much tastier cracker.  We ate them right out of the dehydrator!  YUMMY!  A great crunchy snack that is RAW!~

Ingredients:

•   2 cups golden flax seeds (soaked 12-24 hours in 1 qt water)
•   1/2 cups raw black olives – sliced
•   2 green onions – thinly sliced
•   2 cloves garlic – minced
•   1 tbsp fresh basil – thinly sliced
•   1 cup baby spinach – thinly sliced
•   1/2 red bell pepper – finely chopped
•   1 tsp sea salt
•   1/2 tsp turmeric
•   1 tbsp lemon juice
•   2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients to soaked flax seeds and stir well.  Spread mixture about 1/4″ on dehydrator trays lined with a Paraflexx sheet.  At this point you may score the crackers into cracker shapes if so desired.

Dry at 105°F for approximately 4 hours or until no longer sticky.  Turn the tray over, remove the Paraflexx sheet transfer the crackers directly onto the dehydrator trays.  Let the crackers dry another 12 – 16 hours until completely dry.

Enjoy!

Flax Crackers with Chia Seeds

Flax Crackers with Chia SeedsSo I recently purchased a food dehydrator from Excalibur through my beautiful raw friend Zoe!  She is amazing and so inspiring and has been a big part of my shift to eating more raw foods!  Thanks and blessings to you Zoe!  She has recently started a new company Rawbundant showcasing her talent and delicious raw creations!

This was my first attempt at dehydrating.  Not a difficult process at all, the dehydrator does the work.  I received a lot of compliments on this thin but delicious cracker.  It rivals tortilla chips but there is nothing artificial and it is not cooked!  It paired really well with homemade guacamole which is featured in an earlier post.

This is my version of the Basic Flax cracker recipe from Preserve It Naturally which I also ordered along with my dehydrator.  There are so many different ways you can spice up or sweeten this cracker – just use your imagination and have fun creating!  I am so excited to start drying things to eat!  So many possibilities!

Ingredients:

•    4 cups raw flax seeds, soaked 4-6 hours
•    1/3 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
•    juice of 2 lemons
•    2 tsp dried rosemary
•    2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions:

Soak flax seeds for 4 – 6 hours in water.  The flax seeds will turn into a gelatinous mixture.  Add liquid aminos and lemon juice, rosemary and mix well.  Spread mixture a thinly as possible on dehydrator trays lined with a Paraflexx sheet.

Dry at 105°F for 5 – 6 hours.  Turn the tray over, remove the Paraflexx sheet and sprinkle with chia seeds let the mixture dry another 5 – 6 hours.

Enjoy!

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