Ok, so on a boat I am limited as to the number of supplies and ingredients. Plus without a car, driving to the nearest grocery store is not an alternative. The fridge is the size of a small cupboard and fresh fruit and veggies end up in a cool corner of the boat or on the table. By the third day I need to get my creative juices flowing in order to save them. Throwing away food is not an option on this boat or at home.
As I stared at the fruit in the bowl on the table my mind worked for a few days and then BAM! I decided to whip up a Buttery Banana Bread with the ingredients I had on board.
This is an amazing banana bread made from 2 “mature” apples and 2 “mature” bananas. I found some dates I used for making brownies, some raw coconut, walnuts and some organic cranberries. If you ever buy organic cranberries you know they’re sour as heck. Plus there’s no added sugar to this soft warm delicious bread. The apples, bananas and the few dates were the right amount of sweetness for us.
You can adapt this basic recipe and add what you like in the Goodie section. If you’re not eating nuts then replace the almond flour with rice flour and omit the walnuts. I used a toaster oven to cook this loaf and it took me 1 hours on 170 C or about 375 degrees.
It’s so good with fresh French butter from the farm…holy moly. What a treat on these cloudy days on board.