As in the words of Sandra Lee, host of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals, I have created two Round 2 Recipes that put a tasty meal on the table in no time.
First up, Berry Banana Bread Bake. The reason this is a Round 2 Recipe is that the recipe uses bread that was intitially intended for use in sandwiches and the like. But after a couple days, my loaf of Whole Foods Seeded Wheat Bread began to be a little harder than I could chew (AKA stale).
You might remember seeing it in these two delights:
And a peanut butter and plum snack-size sammie.
Using that same stale chewy bread, I created the Berry Banana Bread Bake.
Berry Banana Bread Bake Recipe
1 Stale Loaf of Seeded Wheat Bread (whatever crusty bread loaf you have on hand)
1 c unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 c water
2 tblsp of honey (more if desired)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 ripe bananas
2 ripe plums sliced
1 handful of blackberries
1/2 c frozen, rinsed blueberries
Directions: Preheat oven to 350*. Spray an 8 x 8 glass pan with nonstick spray. In a large mixing bowl, tear bread into small pieces. Add bananas. Then add apple sauce and next 4 ingredients. Use potato masher to mash and mix all ingredients until well combined. Lastly, fold in plums, blackberries, and blueberries using a spatula. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 60-70 minutes until knife inserted comes out clean. Optional: Once cooled and plated drizzle bread bake with honey or syrup and enjoy!
Enjoy this as a healthified breakfast treat or afternoon snack!