Nifty Mom

Vegan, Eco-conscious, Natural Parenting, Unschooling Wife and Mom

Let’s add vegies to bread! January 3, 2009

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I really like zucchini, I can’t say love because broccoli is the veggie that wins that spot for me but zucchini is next. My dad would grow it and my step mom would cook with it and one thing is zucchini bread. I’ve never had it since I was never there during the harvesting time, but I was curious.

Well with the VEgan Planet cookbook the recipe is in there and Tahini Zucchini Bread one to be exact. This was soooo yummy and worth all the time to make it and be gone by the end of the day!

Tahini Zucchini Bread

Punkyroo and Hubby gobbled it down, with also help from me! I’m a crispy crust person when it comes to fresh baked bread. I definelty recommend this book! Ohh so many yummy recipes!

For dinner tonight I did a breakfast dinner night with Flax-berry Pancakes and the Vegetable Skillet hash from the book and ahhh soo yummy.  I wish we had good farmers markets over here, pretty much its the grocery store just outside. I thought Farmer’s Markets where grown locally but there are out of state stickers (even some out of country) on produce! So sad to say I don’t do farmer’s markets for produce except for Tomatoes when they are the only thing from Florida and that’s if they carry them. It’s funny since I’m in a area that’s so diverse Suburban, Urban and Country just mintues away from each other. But the Country side, there are lots of farmers and I don’t understand why they aren’t out there selling their produce. But for the day to be able to buy actually locally grown produce will be wonderful! (Until we get our gardening knowledge down).


Plantain Raisin Bread October 27, 2008

My request from The Liberal Vegan at our mom’s group’s halloween party I am posting my Plantain Raisin Bread. Fess up time…they were my testers on this vegan version of bread. I’ve made this before many times but it called for eggs and butter so time to be creative in what to use. So I’m glad this turned out good. I got the idea of using Plantains for this bread after making Banana bread. My banana bread recipe is really good and after making some Plaintain Eggrolls (that my mother in law taught me to make). So hmmm let me think, I’ll combine them!

The main thing if you’ve never cooked with plantains before is Green is not ripe and Black Rotten look is! I made this mistake when I tried cooking them before and it’s a like eating a very hard chalky raw potato. They will look like you have to through them away to be good in cooking, when you open it up it will look perfect, mushy but perfect lite yellow color.

Ok I finally made the bread again and here is the picture…

Plantain Raisin Bread

Plantain Raisin Bread

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp No Egg-natural egg replacer (mixed with 2 tbs water)
  • 2 large plantains, mashed
  • 1 snack cup Earth’s best organic applesauce
  • 1/4 cup OJ
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350*f. Lightly grease a 9x5in loaf pan. In a large bowl combine flour, bakin soda and salt. In a seperate bowl, mix together oil and brown sugar. Stir in the No Egg mix, mashed plantains, OJ, applesauce and raisins until well mixed. 

Stir the plantain mix into flour mix, stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bke in preheated oven for 65 minutes, until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then Serve


BIG NOTE: if you like carmel popcorn and candy corn and you’re a vegan go to The Liberal Vegan blog about her Carmel Corn and Candy Corn Ghosts , these were insanely yummy. They didn’t make it on the ride home they were so good!