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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Passover Banana Bread Squares


Big A is, once again, attempting to keep Kosher for Passover this year.  She did amazingly well last year, cheating only once to eat pizza at Little A's birthday party.

So I have been baking up a storm this week to make some relatively healthy eats she will go for.  I am, of course, making Adam's favorites, but also a few new recipes, like this one.

These are perfect for a snack or part of breakfast.  If you want to make them dessert, you could up the ante by adding chocolate chips and/or frosting them, but they are really yummy as is.

Passover Banana Bread Squares

1 cup cashew butter (or other nut/seed butter)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tbls ground flax
6 tbls water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 mashed bananas
2 cups whole wheat matzo meal
1/2 tsp salt

Optional: 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries (or raisins, dates, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.)

Melt cashew butter over medium-low heat in a pot, along with sugar, flax, water, vanilla and bananas.  Once fully melted and relatively smooth, stir in matzo meal and salt.  Mixture will seem very dry and thick.  Spread evenly into a square 8x8 greased pan.  Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.  Let cool and then cut into squares.  Keep in airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  Makes 16 squares.

Well, my parents arrive today because this year we are all going to my in-laws for our sedar.  Its nice that Passover and Easter fall together because tomorrow my mom and I have the day to cook for the dinner.

Anyways, have a good Passover or Easter, or just a long weekend if you're not celebrating either.  I'll be back on Tuesday.

I have shared this recipe with Urban Naturale's Plant-Based Pot Luck Party.

4 comments:

  1. While we are not Jewish we celebrate passover. If I did not commit to make apple kugel I would make this, love all the ingredients. Though I am wondering if the gluten free matzo meal would work, pinned for next year, Followed you here from the Plant Based Pot Luck party would love for you to share on Real Food Fridays.
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  2. Sure, I don't see why gluten-free matzo wouldn't work!

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  3. I am so delighted that you shared your delectable Passover Banana Bread Squares with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm following, pinning and sharing.

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  4. I am so delighted that you shared your delectable Passover Banana Bread Squares with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm following, pinning and sharing.

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