Thursday, January 10, 2013

What to do when the fruits aren't sweet enough :)

Swapping sweets for fruits slowly stops working .... My body calls for sugar, sugar in the worst form that can be :) What to do not to give in to this huge temptation?
I have to realize what I'm really craving for: I probably would love to eat a doughnut or tasty pie :) So get to work. I'm baking a super delicious Whole Wheat Banana -Pumpkin Bread.
By the way I love bananas, it could be the only fruit I eat, but checking the number of calories in banana I should not go overboard with the number of bananas eaten everyday:)

Whole Wheat Banana -Pumpkin Bread
• 150 g (2/3 cup) of roasted pumpkin (weighed after cooking)
• 2 cups of flour  (one glass of whole meal flour and one glass of wheat or rye flour)
• 1 and 1/2 cup of oatmeal + for baking pan sprinkling
• 1/2 cup of brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons of baking soda
• ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
• 50 g (3.5 tablespoons) of malted butter
• 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup of liquid honey
• 2 tablespoons of jam (pineapple)
• 2 eggs
• 1 large banana
• 3 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds

Cut pumpkin into 1 inch cubes, sprinkle with sea salt, place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil or oil and mix it. Put the pumpkin on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 60 minutes. (If you bake the fewer pumpkin chunks, shorten the cooking time, pumpkin can not brown on the bottom. Pumpkin bakes 1 hour when the whole sheet is densely covered with chunks of pumpkin. When the pumpkin pieces are loosely spread out on a baking tray, it may happen that in the middle of the cooking time, pumpkin will be ready).

Preheat the oven to 340 degrees. Sprinkle your baking pan with olive oil , and flour mixed with oatmeal.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.

Melt the butter and pour into a second large bowl, add the olive oil, honey, jam, eggs and cut banana into slices. Banana and pumpkin mash with a fork and then mix together all the ingredients. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix briefly and gently with a spoon.

Put the mixture into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Put in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes.
Bon appetit!

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