Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Foolin' Around

 This tasty treat is inspired by a recipe I found over at 
When I realized I didn't have enough almond flour or eggs
on hand, I decided I'd fool around with the recipe 
and wound up with this scrumptious loaf.

Here's the recipe the way I made it:

Chai Banana Bread

1-1/2 cups almond flour
1-1/2 cups quinoa flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. Kosher or sea salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cardamom
3 ripe bananas
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Oven to 325 degrees F. 

In a bowl, whisk the flours, soda, salt and spices (through cardamom.)
In a larger bowl, mash the bananas and whisk in
the eggs, syrup, oil and extract.
Add the dry to the wet, stirring until well mixed.
Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake 50- 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and dry.
Let cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
Cool completely before cutting.

Slather on natural peanut butter, homemade jam
or cream cheese and you're in business!
Look what's growing in the woods! 
A Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
I recognize it only because of the hours upon hours 
spent in my youth pouring over the incredible, 
iconic paintings of Georgia O-Keefe.
I'd say that was time well spent. ;)

The time I spend walking through the woods, 
working in the garden, and smelling lilacs 
and hyacinths is fueling my imagination.
While it's too early for pictures, I can say that designs 
are flowing, and adorable stitched keepsakes are in progress.
 There's plenty of wool felt, dyed wools, light weight cottons, 
linen, beautiful threads - the stuff of my life, sigh!

I'd love to hear what you're working on 
that makes you happy!


  1. Leave it to you to make a recipe your own! Looks yummy! What I have been working on is my soap making - wrapped up today. I always begin so enthused, but by the end, I'm ready to be done. On to knitting next!

  2. Hooray! Your soaps are so beautiful and very much appreciated. What a huge endeavor. Those who receive are very lucky, indeed. Looking forward to seeing what's on your needles now. Beautiful, I'm sure.

  3. Sounds delish and easy to make. Thank you for sharing. Clarice