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Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Egg Free Banana Bread

Our days have been pretty laid back around here. We are embracing slow and simple as best as we can with as much grace as possible. Including:

- mixed matched pyjamas

- no makeup

- laughter

- chaos

- less rules more fun

I am usually the more "strict" parent in our household. The one who enforces the rules, the schedules, the routines, and the expectations, Although I've still held the boys accountable for certain things such as cleaning up after themselves and helping out around the house, this experience has taught me to let go. Allowing more space to breathe, more time to laugh, and more energy to focus on each other. The boys seem happier which makes me happy. We are trying to make sense out of our new normal ... day by day.

I'm not much of a baker or a cook. My specialty is devouring all the goods!! However, this stay at home business has forced me to make and create with whatever we have in our home. So I am going to take a second here to celebrate the fact that I made a decent banana bread that was gluten free (my husband), egg free (my son), and dairy free (me). It lasted less than 24 hours before it was all gobbled up - which is kind of annoying I'm not going to lie! All that work and it didn't last very long! haha!

Anyways, there was a ton of interest in this recipe so here it is!!! I searched and searched on Pinterest for a while but didn't have many of the ingredients that were needed. This is what I improvised with:

- 2 very ripe bananas mashed

- 1/3 cup melted unsalted dairy free butter (Earth Balance)

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

- 1 cup tapioca flour

- 1/2 cup rice flour

- pinch of salt

- 1/2 cup coconut sugar

- 2 chia seed egg substitutes*

- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*(1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg - mix it together and let it sit for 15-20 minutes in the fridge)

1. preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. use the dairy free butter to grease a loaf pan

3. mash the bananas until smooth

4. Add the baking soda

5. Stir in melted butter

6. Stir in sugar, salt, chia eggs, and pure vanilla extract

7. mix in flour and xanthan gum

8. mix in dairy free chocolate chips for fun (we used Enjoy Life brand)

9. bake for 45-50 mins ish (until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean)

*let stand and cool before eating

If you have children, invite them into the kitchen with you. Have fun and take turns with the steps. This is a great opportunity for your children to learn math, science, language, as well as bond together as a family! As our 5.5 year old J said to me during this experience, "Mama, baking is meant to be messy. It's so much fun!"

With love,


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