Smoky Baked Beans
Cook and Prep Time: 60-70 minutes
2 28oz. cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained 1 Yellow Onion, diced 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 1 T Chili Powder 1-2 t Dried Oregano 1 t Ground Mustard 2 t Ground Cumin 2 t Smoked Paprika 1 T Miso Paste 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar 2 T Maple Syrup Salt & Pepper, to taste Vegetable Stock or 1-2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing
Rinse and chop the produce accordingly. Preheat your oven to 350˚F. Set a Dutch oven or large, oven-friendly pot to medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the spices (ground mustard, chili powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, smoked paprika), and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the miso paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and black beans. Add just enough water to cover the beans. Stir to combine. Transfer your pot to the oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Serve with tacos or as the side at a barbecue. Enjoy!
6-Ingredient Chocolate Cinnamon Butter
Cook and Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: about 1 cup
• 3 tbsp. Cacao Powder • 1/3 cup Rolled Oats • 1 tbsp. Ground Flaxseeds • 3 tbsp. Oat Milk (or any other dairy-free milk) • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
Add all of your ingredients to a blender, and pulse until smooth. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter & Banana Baked Oats
Cook and Prep Time: 40 minutes Serves: 8 servings
• 4 Ripe Bananas, peeled • 3 cups Rolled Oats • 2 cups Oat Milk (or other dairy-free milk) • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter (plus more for garnish • 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder • 2 tsp. Cinnamon • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup (adjust to the sweetness of your bananas) • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract • 2 tbsp. Ground Flaxseed • 1 tsp. Salt
Preheat your oven to 375˚F. Line 1 baking dish. Mix your dry (oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt) ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mash your bananas. Then, mix the rest of your wet (oat milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and flax seeds) together. Let rest for 5 minutes to allow the flax seeds to set. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture and spread evenly along your baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. Drizzle extra peanut butter or top with banana slices for a garnish. Enjoy!
Honestly, when isn’t it time for banana bread?!
Slowly, but surely, I’m making my way into the realm of baking.
It is definitely not a strong suit of mine, but part of the journey is expanding and learning new things.
Since I’ve started cooking, baking has easily been my weakest area.
Honestly, it probably will be for quite some time.
But that is not an excuse to give up and not learn.
So we’ll start with this banana bread!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Cook and Prep Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8 slices
5 Ripe Bananas, roughly chopped 1 cup Oat Flour 1 cup Almond Milk (or other plant-based milk) ½ cup Bittersweet Cacao nibs 1 tbsp. Baking Soda ½ cup Rolled Oats 3 tbsp. Chia Seeds 1 tbsp. Coconut Nectar or Coconut Sugar or Maple Syrup (optional, depending on sweetness of the bananas) 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon
Preheat an oven to 375° F. Line 1 baking tray. Combine the dry ingredients (salt, oat flour, cacao nibs, cinnamon, baking soda, oats, and chia seeds) in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Then, add almond milk and sweetener of choice. Stir to combine ingredients. Slowly pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk to combine thoroughly, until all ingredients have combined. This may take 3-5 minutes. Fill your baking tray with your mixture. Then, place the tray in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from the oven and allow your bread to rest. You may need to refrigerate it to allow its shape to hold. Enjoy!