1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (I used slightly less)
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (two lunch size containers)
1 t vanilla
1 cup gluten free flour (recipe in previous post)
1/2 cup oat flour (going to add oat bran too next time)
3/4 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon or less
1/4 t nutmeg
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used less, since I had less)
1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans
Grease two 9×5 loaf pans. Oven to 350
Mix eggs, honey/syrup, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla
Add premixed dry ingredients including raisins and nuts (float better in bread with a flour coating)
Pour into two loaf pans
Bake for 50-55 minutes. test with finger. Do NOT cover until completely cool!
There is a huge emphasis on local farms in Ontario and we are surrounded by farms here in Stratford. Thanks to the Beacon Herald article on local farming, we found a local free run natural egg supplier for our Stratford Bed and Breakfasts in 2015, with a few fresh harvested herbs to accompany the eggs. This year we are delighted to be serving eggs from Lynn River Farms to all B&B guests. Here is a link to their website, for the curious.
“About Our Farm
My Grandparents had a small farm just outside of Stratford where my Grandma always had a magnificent garden. They had cows, some horses, a small acreage of land and lived what seemed to me a simpler life. My husband and I purchased this land in June 2009 with efforts to fix up the house built around 1836, bring back life inside the barn and in hopes to also try and live a simpler life. We believe in farming as naturally as possible, all our animals have access to outdoors, fresh air and sunshine. We use 100% certified organic seeds. Although we have chosen not be ‘certified’ organic we follow all organic principles and do not use any chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides.
*Sweet corn grown using conventional methods (non GMO).”
They will be opening a new farm stand this year, so guests heading East when they leave Stratford can stop by to buy Lynn River Farm produce and eggs on their way home!Read More