2nd Attempt at Gluten Free Banana Bread

Huge beads of rain bounce off my bedroom roof, creating a soft humming noise which would normally lure me into sleep.  The small spaces around my curtains briefly light up as a quick flash of lighting illuminates the sky beyond my windows. Its moments like this that used to rush me out of my cozy little room and into my parents’ room where I would nestle up next to my mom, in fear that my wildly active and naive imagination would come true. Years later, although the spontaneity of todays weather still brings a slight tremble into my bones, I find some sort of relaxing aurora to the unknown world beyond my curtains knowing that these small little storms are what make those bright, warm and sunny days so much more precious.

I sit here, trying to find mindless things to do as I continually procrastinate the unpacking that should be going on. I believe this is partially due to the denial I am in as I realize that I will never be moving back to St. Lawrence again and partially due to the fact that unpacking one large part of your life is quite a tedious and slow process. Its a form of denial every one of us goes through as one enchanting chapter of our life comes to an end and a concealed one sits in our impending future, just waiting to be opened.

Who knows what is to come in the pages that follow the conclusion of my life at SLU, who knows what chapters lie ahead. I guess I am pretty excited to find out what will arise as I start down a new path and who will be supporting me along the way. All I can say is that I hope I can share the happiness that each and every day brings to me with all of those around me. ❤

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One of the last weeks of college I decided to try out one more gluten free banana bread recipe. Knowing that once out of college I would really have no need to bake things gluten free, I decided to try a recipe I had been wanting to make for months. Turns out I like this recipe much more than the first one I posted 🙂

Here it is and I hope you enjoy!

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Gluten Free Banana Bread 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 dark organic chocolate bar, chopped

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oils and vanilla
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened
  5. Stir in chocolate
  6. Transfer into muffin tins or to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray
  7. For muffins bake between 16-22 min, for loaves bake between 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean
  8. Enjoy 🙂

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Enjoy

Enjoy

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