Banana Bread (dark)

This is a darker and moister banana bread that I personally think tastes best without any additions – although you could add nuts or chocolate chips if you want. Standalone it makes a great portable snack for our family. Ingredients 3 cups mashed bananas (approx. 5-6 bananas) 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup…

Banana Bread (light)

As an avid lover of banana bread I’m sort of surprised it took me this long to get around to making mom’s recipe. I’m used to a darker banana bread (usually darker on account of brown sugar) but the granulated white sugar makes for a distinct sort-of caramelized crust that really won over my friends…

Date Bread

This was a delightful departure from typical quick breads. Moist, dense, and delicious toasted with a bit of Earth balance. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dates 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 cup boiling water 3 tbsp Earth Balance 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 egg well beaten 1/2-3/4 cup chopped walnuts Yield:…

Zucchini or Carrot Bread

I used carrots and was very happy with the results. The dates are really delicious in this quick bread but if you don’t have any around, raisins would substitute just fine. The recipe calls for a lot of maple syrup which ends up making this a very expensive treat. I might fiddle with the recipe…

Cinnamon Bread

This was a huge hit in our house. This is another of Grandma Donna’s recipes where I was pleasantly surprised by the result of a few simple ingredients. The crust is a bit sweet and crunchy but the inside is soft and moist and the top is very reminiscent of a cinnamon bun. This would…

Zucchini Loaf

I worked on this recipe a few times before deciding it was just right. The brown sugar in place of the white sugar helps with depth in taste, moisture and colour. Grandma called for raisins but our family much prefers walnuts. Both varieties are pictured. First Ingredients 3 cups grated zucchini 5 1/4 cups flour…

Fruited Holiday Nog Bread

I thought it might be fun to try a recipe with holiday nog as an ingredient because I always loved eggnog growing up. Although my family currently consumes eggs, we’re very picky about the source of the eggs and real eggnog would source its eggs from concentrated factory farms, which doesn’t fit with our ethos….

Pumpkin loaf

I reduced the amount of sugar and oil in Grandma’s recipe and still found the loaf to be sweet and moist. I added nutmeg and a pepita topping to take this loaf to the next level of delicious. Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups canola or olive oil 5 eggs, slightly beaten (or…