Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Vegan Banana Bread


This is a wonderful vegan recipe that I found on The only thing I changed was using vegetable oil rather than canola oil and brown sugar rather than sucanat sugar. Although this isn’t a Mama Bird Home original recipe, it’s too good not to share!

Hope you enjoy it and check out for other yummy recipes. I know I will 🙂

3 large very ripe bananas
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp molasses
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the applesauce, oil, sugar and molasses. In another bowl, sift the flours and mix the baking soda and spices thoroughly. Slowly add the flour mixture to the banana mixture until mixed. Pour into a greased and floured bread pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

November 23, 2011

Orange-Cranberry Sauce


12oz fresh cranberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Zest from one orange

In a stock pot on medium heat, dissolve sugars into orange juice. Once sugar is dissolved, add cranberries and cook until berries pop (roughly ten minutes). Let cranberry mixture cool for 5 minutes and then add the zest. Pour mixture into a food mill to separate the cranberry skins from the cranberry jelly. Pour jelly into your favorite serving compote and chill until set.