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Today Is Cooking Friday: Vegan Gluten-free Sugar-free Fluffy Banana Quickbread

Quick rise in the purple oven

Catching up with friend C.W. the other evening, and I realize that I forget that I recently concocted this recipe for (get ready…) Gluten-free, Vegan, Sugar-free Fluffy Banana Quickbread.

I tell her about the book I’m tweaking, various work projects, an open-mic with A.H., how our 3 foster kittens are now adopted, and about my new coffee table creation.

But I completely forget to tell her about this easy banana bread recipe…

So, I’m telling you…here goes:


2 C. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Flour (Chickpea flour is the first ingredient)

1/2 C. Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum

1/3 T. Apple Cider Vinegar

2/3 T. Water

1/4 -1/3 C. Maple Syrup

1/4-1/3 C. Olive Oil

1-3 Mashed Bananas

1 t. Baking Soda

1/3 t. Himalayan Pink Salt/ Sea Salt

1 t. Maple Syrup (used to spread over loaf top just before placing in the oven)

Earth-friendly Parchment Paper


  1. Mash Banana(s)
  2. Mix all ingredients except for Baking Soda, Salt, and the 1t. of Maple Syrup.
  3. Mix everything together except for the 1t. Maple Syrup.
  4. Place Parchment Paper onto baking dish and add dough.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Drizzle the 1t. of Maple Syrup on top of the loaf.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes or until inserted fork come out of loaf clean.
  8. Eat with vegan butter.
  9. Kiss the cook!

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This Helenbobelen playing Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose…

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A podcast interview with this helenbobelen…


Creative Minimalist Health And Wellness


Animals are our friends…this being said, I fully accept you as you are…


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Artbook #21: “Austin Cafe 4”

Window of Art Opportunity…
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