Life Without Chocolate

by HEAB on December 19, 2010

So, my last bite of chocolate for the time being was some homemade banana bread from our friend Whitney


She made it with almond butter. Whitney, thank you. It was delicious – you know me well. :)

I always eat unsweetened chocolate in the afternoon whenever I get hungry as it’s my favorite snack. Needless to say, there were a lot of butterscotch oaties consumed yesterday…


Inspired by the yumminess of Whitney’s banana bread, I decided to HEABify this recipe for Caramel Banana Cornbread Pudding from Reader Carolyn, and it made a lovely warm breakfast on this cold winter morning.

First I made polenta (1 cup cornmeal mixed with 1 cup water. Add slowly to 2 cups boiling water plus pinch of salt. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes) and then spooned the polenta over a layer of sliced bananas in a greased pie dish. I only had frozen bananas, but they worked.


Over the polenta went 1 cup HEABified coconut milk blended together with 2 eggs, 1 TBSP maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.


Bake for 50 minutes in a 325℉ oven, and voila…


Serve warm topped with more cinnamon.


Next time, I’m going to add fresh whipped cream. Mmmm.

Sorry, no pancakes today – Just wasn’t feeling it. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! I’m off to make some homemade laundry detergent. Bye. :)