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PALEO & WHOLE30 BANANA BREAD WITH BLUEBERRIES

PALEO & WHOLE30 BANANA BREAD WITH BLUEBERRIES

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PALEO & WHOLE30 BANANA BREAD WITH BLUEBERRIES

PALEO & WHOLE30 BANANA BREAD WTTH BLUEBERRIES

Banana bread is one of my ‘go-to’ foods, even when I’m on my PALEO & WHOLE30 life journey.  It’s not really the main course food and also is not sweet enough to serve as dessert.  Well, maybe it is!  Banana bread is really a snack food, I think, one loaded with great taste and nutrition. 

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

The added blueberries in this recipe add flavour, moisture, and nutrition.  Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids.  They are are also high in potassium and vitamin C.  For these reasons blueberries help to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer and are also anti-inflammatory.

We know now that a banana a day is better for you than an apple!  Bananas are packed with potassium, fiber, and natural sugars.  Possessing vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals, bananas help to maintain overall good heart health.  They are considered a super food!

DIRTY-BIRDY WINE NOTES: FOR PALEO, WHOLE 30 NOT-SO-STRICT LIFESTYLE:

The predominant taste sensation of banana bread with blueberries is sweetness, requiring a sweet wine to match.  Icewine would be far too sweet.  Choose a late harvest wine, such as Late Harvest Riesling, Vidal, or Gewurztraminer.  Just always make sure that the wine is sweeter than all the sweet items on your dessert plate.

MAKING GRAIN-FREE BANANA BREAD

With one package of DOH, 1 tablespoon of gluten-free baking powder, 3 bananas and a cup of blueberries, you can make the most delicious banana bread in less than an hour, all the while staying within your PALEO & WHOLE30 lifestyle!  You can satisfy that comfort food craving for banana bread without the wheat and grain.

I hope you enjoy this recipe using the FRESH DOH fresh pasta dough mix for making scrumptious, homemade banana bread with blueberries, available on Amazon in North America.  

https://freshdoh.com/fresh-doh-shop 

MAKING BANANA BREAD WITH BLUEBERRIES

Place DOH in food processor or mixer.

Add 3 ripe bananas and mix.

Once you’ve mixed in the bananas, fold in the blueberries.

Pour mixture into a bread pan sprayed with Avocado non-stick cooking spray.

Bake for 50 minutes or until bread is golden brown.  Stick bread with a toothpick.  If toothpick comes out clean, bread is done.

 

  • Author: FRESHDOH
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 60
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: PALEO & WHOLE30
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DESSERT
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

1 package of FRESH DOH Grain & Gluten Free Fresh Pasta Dough Mix

1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

3 very ripe bananas

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup unsalted walnut pieces or favourite nuts (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F (170 C).  Transfer DOH mix to food processor or mixer.  With the mixer going add bananas, one at a time, until well mixed and DOH is goowey.  Remove bowl from machine.  Fold in blueberries.  Transfer goowey DOH to a 4 cup (4″ X 8″) loaf pan sprayed with avocado non-stick cooking spray.   Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf, comes out clean. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.  Slice and serve or put in toaster or panini press and toast until golden. 

 

Notes

With this banana bread recipe you can add any nuts or other fruits, including raisins and dried apricots.

 

The recipe baking temperature and time is an estimate.  Follow your own oven’s temperature and cooking time. It takes a gas oven 10-15 minutes to reach the desired temperature. Electric ovens can take 10 minutes longer than that.  The age of your oven will also determine the temperature, time for roasting or baking, and where you want to place your dish in the oven.  The bottom of your oven may be hotter than the top, depending on its condition.  This also includes where to set your dish under the broiler.  So use your own best judgment based on the type, condition, and age of your oven.  Prep times will also vary depending on how slow or quickly you like to work.

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PALEO & WHOLE30 WATERMELON SALAD

PALEO & WHOLE30 WATERMELON SALAD

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PALEO & WHOLE30 WATERMELON SALAD

I’m truly addicted to watermelon in the summer.  It’s one of the only fruits I feel good about eating since I try to keep my sugar intake relatively low in grams per day.  But this fruit is so refreshing and hydrating, especially after working out that I consume in volume without feeling guilty.  And it’s so lovely to look at with its colourful pink flesh!

RECIPE TASTE PROFILE

This simple salad has so much flavour going on.  First, we have the sweetness from the watermelon.   This contrast so well with the saltiness of Greek feta.  Greek feta has both tanginess and saltiness.  The tanginess of this cheese also contrasts nicely with the watermelon sweetness.  Then we have the crunchiness from the English cucumber.  The mint offers this lovely herbal note on the back palate after you swallow a mouthful of this summer salad.  So we have the softness of the watermelon against the toughness of the feta and crunchiness of the cucumber.  We have the sweetness of the watermelon offsetting the saltiness and tanginess of the feta.  A wonderful explosion of tastes and flavours. 

DIRTY-BIRDY WINE PARTNER (For those following a dirty-Paleo or Dirty-whole20 lifestyle)  

The predominant taste sensation of this salad is sweetness due to the watermelon.  The feta offers saltiness.  We need a wine that has both sweetness to match the watermelon and acidity to nicely offset all this saltiness.  I suggest a crisp sparkling off-dry rose.  Off-dry rose has that hint of sweetness as well as a good backbone of acidity.  In the summer, sit on the deck or the porch and enjoy a glass of sparkling off-dry rose in a flute glass alongside a chilled bowl of this delish watermelon salad! Devine! 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRESH MINT

Mint may not be a superfood, but it’s definitely a wonder herb.  With over 200 varieties in its Lamiaceae family, this aromatic and cooling herb has many medicinal properties and uses in medicines and inhalers.  It’s also utilized in cosmetics and breath fresheners.  Mint helps to alleviate nausea and is effective in opening up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs.  Asthmatics could call this herb a superfood.  Research now suggests that mint has the ability to cut off the blood supply of cancer cells. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATERMELON

Watermelon is allowable on the gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, and Whole30 diet plans.  It’s super nutritious.  Watermelon is 92 percent water so is an effective fruit to hydrate the body.  It is low in calories (46 cals per cup) and is fabulous for your sex life.  Watermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps improve blood flow. … Like Viagra.

Watermelon also:

  • Contains compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer. …
  • Contributes toward heart health
  • Helps to lower inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Helps prevent macular degeneration
  • Helps to relieve sore muscles

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEK FETA

Greek feta is made from sheep’s milk which constitutes a grass-fed cheese. Sheep’s milk cheese also contains the more easily digestible A2 beta-casein. For this reason, this cheese causes less to no gastrointestinal symptoms and inflammatory responses when eaten.  This cheese is also loaded in health benefits, such as helping to prevent cancers and diabetes.

  • Author: FRESHDOH
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: CHILLING
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: PALEO & WHOLE30
  • Method: PREP
  • Cuisine: LUNCH, DINNER
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

1 English cucumber, sliced

1 cup cubed Greek Feta (about 100 grams) (For dirty-Paleo lovers)

2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Pinch sea salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large bowl, gently fold together watermelon, cucumbers, and feta.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 hours before serving.

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