Being a huge fan of Banana Bread led to me eating WAY too much of it, gaining 5 kilos in about 2 months and then resigning myself to the fact that I needed to go Cold Turkey if I had any chance of fitting back in my jeans.
I’ve been experimenting since then, trying to make a less than Sinful Banana Bread. The first step is to change the name from ‘Bread’ to ‘Cake’, this automatically reduces the calorie content as you no longer feel inclinded to spread it with butter. Funny how the thought of spreading cake with butter just seems far too decadant but the exact same recipe with ‘Bread’ in the title can be toasted and covered in fat with minimal fuss.
So, here’s my Gluten Free Banana Bread/Cake Recipe for all those of you who get a funny tummyfrom all that Wheat Flour.
- 125g Melted “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” or Real Butter
- 125g Raw Sugar
- 2 Free Range Eggs
- 225g Simple Baking Mix (or gluten-free flour)
- 4 Very Ripe Bananas
- Tsp Cinnamon
- Tsp Baking Powder
- Tsp Bi Carb Soda
Preheat Oven to 180c
Grease Loaf Tin
Squish Bananas in a Small Bowl
Add Sugar to Butter in another larger bowl and mix until combined
Add Bananas to Sugarey Buttery mixture and combine
Add Cinnamon to Baking Mix
Add Baking Mix, 1/3 at a time to wet ingredients and stir until combined
Pour mixture into Loaf Tin and Bake for 50-60 minutes
Allow to cool and then remove from Loaf Tin
If you’ve made Banana Cake, make a cup of Tea and enjoy a slice.
If you’ve decided to call it Banana Bread then whack it in the toaster and smother it with butter. Yum!
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Tips for making the boring thankless task of household cleaning a little less dreary.
1. Use products that smell great and have minimal chemical content. This will lift your spirits (instead of gassing you and giving you a headache) and ensure your skin is protected from drying and allergic reactions.
2. Playing uplifting music when you are doing tasks you don’t enjoy will make them all the more easy to manage. We recommend Motown or the Bridget Jones soundtrack but whatever puts you in a good mood will do the trick.
3. Get yourself a cute apron. Think the domestic goddesses of the 50′s who took such pride in their domestic chores. It’s simple psychology; it’s been proven that if you smile for long enough when you feel down, you’ll start to feel happy. So, why wouldn’t it work for cleaning, put on the apron, think domestic goddess and before you know it you’ll be on the phone to McMahon & Tate asking what time Darren will be arriving home for dinner.
We’re not suggesting you become a Stepford wife, not by any stretch of the imagination, and we’re not trying to set the feminist movement back 50 years. We figure that if you’ve got to do these chores then you may as well attempt to make it enjoyable for yourself. It’s something to think about anyway.
Photo credits: Geraldine Mills
NB: This post was first published in 2007 but it’s one of our core messages so I thought we’d give it another run with the launch of our new site.
Read this blog for long enough and you’ll start to get a bit angry. What? Angry?
If what you read sometimes here on Gorgeous Things doesn’t make you angry then you’re probably not taking it personally.
Sure we spend quite a bit of time talking about how to take care of your skin without chemical nasties and style your hair without tipping L’Oreal’s chemistry set on your gorgeous hair. BUT I wanted to give myself and everyone else a quick reminder about what’s at the heart of Gorgeous Things.
- Beauty & Brains
- Awareness & Action
- Natural approach first
- Nurture yourself so you can nurture others
- Nurture the planet
No where does it say that you need to become an activist but we do try to give you the knowledge and means you need to do something positive. Whether it be giving you reviews of earth and people friendly products, or simple ways to cut down your weekly fuel consumption and sometimes ways to feel good naturally so you don’t have to reach for the pharmaceuticals straight away. Continue reading