Fall is a brief experience here in the south. When it comes around I try not to waste it. If an opportunity to go on a hayride, wear boots, or dress up like Hello Kitty presents itself, I'm all over it. Apparently wearing costumes for no apparent reason is considered unacceptable on this side of nine years old, so I have to wait until October to break out my Hello Kitty robot moves. Another awesome part of the fall experience at the Kinsey household is baking. Since the kitchen doesn't need any help staying toasty during the summer, I try not to use the oven during the warmer months. Now that it's cooling down a little I've lifted the oven ban and made my first treat of the season.
Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Bread
2 C mashed ripe bananas
2 C flour
2 Tbs oil
1/2 C agave nectar
1/2 C peanut butter
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cardamom
Preheat oven to 375
Mix soymilk and apple cider vinegar - let set for 2 minutes
Stir mashed bananas, oil, peanut butter, and sweetener together - add soymilk/acv mixture
Sift dry ingredients together
Mix dry and wet ingredients - don't over do it
Bake on second rack for 45min
Relish the scent of banana and cinnamon filling your house as you wait
Test the center with a toothpick or knife for doneness
Enjoy with your favorite autumn beverage
On a side note, I have developed an unhealthy obsession with this song.
I'm really looking forward to doing the robot to this in my Hello Kitty costume.