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Friday, March 26, 2010

Bob's Red Mill No Hassle Banana Bread

This is one of my favorites, it is simple, easy and even better than bread made with wheat! Some great additions to it are coconut, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and/or any dried fruit. Visit Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free @:
No Hassle Banana Bread 
contributed by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
Adapted from Special Diet Solutions by Carol Fenster, PhD.
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil 
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed 
  • 2 large Eggs 
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla 
  • 1-3/4 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour 
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder 
  • 1-1/4 tsp. Cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum 
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt 
  • 1-1/2 cups Banana, mashed 
  • 1/2 cup Pecans or Walnuts, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (Unsulfured) 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5-inch non-stick loaf pan. Cream together oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl with eletric mixer. Add flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder and cinnamon to egg mixture, alternating with bananas. Beat until smooth. Stir in nuts and raisins. Batter will be somewhat soft. Transfer to pan. Bake for 1 hour.

Serves 10.

(per serving)

Calories 310, Calories from Fat 120, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 230mg, Total Carbohydrate 46g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 19g, Protein 5g.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Bacon Tomato Sauce

This is something I put together last night, and it is delicious. I hope you enjoy it!


  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil, not first cold pressed
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers, diced
  • 1/2 large, or 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, flavored with garlic and onion
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked & chopped
  • Spinach, chiffonade 
  • Boursin Cheese, 1/2 package
  • Parmesan Cheese, shaved
  • Almonds or Pistachios, slivered & toasted
  • Brown Rice Pasta, Cooked
In large pan heat oil over medium high heat. Add peppers, onion, garlic & tomatoes. Cook until peppers are slightly softened and heated through. Turn heat to medium low and add Boursin cheese & bacon. Stir until cheese is melted. Turn heat off and add spinach. Serve over pasta, on pizza crust or on toast. Top with Parmesan and nuts. Enjoy!

Yummy Chicken Salad

This is a great, easy little dish that hits the spot on a warm day.


  • canned chicken, drained
  • grapes - red or white
  • mayonnaise
  • dried basil flakes
  • toasted slivered almonds
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, to taste. Serve on toasted bread, with pasta, with crackers or all by itself. Enjoy!