Winter time in New England is a time for baking in our home. I recently have become obsessed with baking with maple syrup rather than sugar. And basically trying to use as many wholesome ingredients as possible.
I found this recipe for Maple Olive Oil Banana Bread from Shutterbean. I was hesitant at first, how could the combination of these ingredients actually taste good. I knew they were healthy, yet olive oil and bananas???
The key to this recipe is the amazing combination….I used all whole wheat pastry flour and vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, so that added more flavor. I also did not include any additional sugar. Subsequently the bread tasted sweet and savory. Very interesting indeed. My kids and husband gobbled it up.
Even Will, my biggest food critic, gave it a 5 stars! Wow! 5 STARS!
You can find the original recipe here at Shutterbean. Experiment and make it your own. Somehow there are always too ripe bananas lying in the fruit bowl screaming to be eaten – even if in combination with maple syrup and olive oil!
Winter in New England is also a time for movie watching. While my husband was on a flight to Japan, he recently saw a movie “About Time“, and enjoyed it so much that he had to call me when he landed to tell me I had to see it.
So, off to the Itunes Store to try and rent it, however, it was only for sale. And I am happy that I bought it. I will watch it over and over again. It is such a thought-provoking look at the simple things in life. It’s really about life. I actually had tears in my eyes – I LOVED IT.
So get baking and snuggle up with family, friends and pets to watch “About Time”, you won’t regret it!
On the pottery side of life, I have been busy at work on a top-secret plan to open up a new shop online. Will keep you posted as I get more organized.
Snowy day here! Enjoy your day whatever the weather! XO Lisa