I tested this recipe the other day and it is super delicious! The nutty crunch of the sunflower seeds, flax and pecans paired with the sweetness of the apples and bananas is really lovely. This is especially delicious with some almond butter and a cup of tea!
While I was making this bread, it made me think of this quote that I love by Alice Waters, “It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and the world”. It truly captures everything I believe about cooking and what it can be. My daughter and I made this bread together and found great pleasure in the measuring, blending, smelling and tasting. There are distinctive bonds formed when we gather to create delicious meals and enjoy them together. It is in this gathering that I believe we find a piece of ourselves, our bond with others and nature. I encourage you to do the same.
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7 packages of gluten free organic qia oatmeal
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp real organic vanilla extract
1 tbs organic cinnamon
1 tsp fresh nutmeg
2 organic bananas mashed
1/2 cup real organic maple syrup
1/2 cup organic apple sauce
3 tbs organic grass fed ghee
3 local organic eggs
1/2 cup sunflower seeds raw unsalted
1/2 cup raw pecans
2 tbs organic flax seeds
Preheat oven to 375
Take a small bowl, add mashed banana, apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk with a fork till fully combined then set aside briefly. Take a high speed blender and add all 7 packages of oatmeal into the blender. Place your blender on the high setting and blend until it forms into flour. Add the oatmeal flour to a large bowl, then add baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg and use a fork to fully combine the ingredients. Now add the oatmeal flour mixture to the wet banana mixture. Gently combine (do not over mix or bread will become tough) then add sunflower seeds and pecans ( save a few pecans and sunflower seeds for the top of the bread). Gently mix the seeds and pecans through the batter then use a spatula and pour batter into a greased bread pan. Then, sprinkle flax seeds and additional sunflower seeds and pecans on top. Bake at 375 for approx. 50 to 55 minutes till golden brown. Enjoy!
-Chef Emery Oxox ❤️❤️❤️