View Full Version : Has anyone made Alissa's banana or blueberry bread?
07-22-2007, 05:14 PM
I was wondering how this would turn out. I recently made the FAMOUS onion bread and it turned out awful. :( Has anyone made either of these and how did they turn out? I am a big fan or banana bread, so I was interested in how this tasted.
07-22-2007, 05:19 PM
I've made the banana bread and didn't really care for it ONLY because I have found that sprouted wheat in dehydrated bread recipes is a little too "earthy-tasting" for me.
BUT, one thing I DID do was to make a variation of banana bread using Alissa's Burger Bun recipe, omitting the garlic and herbs, still used the carrots and everything else, though. I added about 2 bananas (I think, can't remember exactly), cinnamon (to taste), agave nectar (to taste) and chopped walnuts (stirred in or pulse chopped in AFTER the mixture has been processed).
I spread it thin on the tray...not cracker-thin, but more like about 1/4" thick; dried it until ready to flip over; dried it some more and then cut into slices. It was delicious!
Here's a pic:
What happened with your onion bread? I love it, but have found that the wrong onions or rancid sunflower seeds can make for an awful-tasting bread. What you did you dislike about yours?
07-22-2007, 05:41 PM
First of all, thank you for always answering posts quickly, Rawkinlocs. You are TOO kind! :)
I don't know what happened with the onion bread. I used sweet Vidalia onions, and I had just bought the sunflower seeds from the HFS last week. It turned out "greasy." I don't know if I did not dehydrate it long enough or what? I used Bragg's instead of Nama Shoyu and I used half olive oil/half water. I dehydrated it for over 24 hours. It was spread pretty thin, too. The smell for all that time made me sick, so when it came time to eat it, it did not appeal to me. I put it in the fridge, took some out today, and it wasn't good. I ended up trashing all of it. Even my son, who is almost 3 and who eats all my RAW stuff, spit it out!? I guess I will have to try it again.
Thanks for your take on the banana bread. I will have to try it. I haven't made the burger buns, yet. Maybe I will try the banana bread first!
Thanks again, Rawkinlocs!
07-22-2007, 05:45 PM
Oh you're welcome! :)
Well, I know that for some the onion bread was a bit greasy/oily and many had just resorted to using less oil. I guess it's one of those things you either love or hate. Personally, when I make the onion bread, I LOVE the smell that goes through the house but my KIDS...they're always like, "Ughhhh, what's that smelllll?" And some members here have also said they can't stand the onion-y smell all in their home when making it.
But just keep in mind my little tip to make half of a recipe when making it for the first time so there's not as much waste if you don't like the outcome!
07-22-2007, 05:46 PM
I also have to say, that I was looking at all your lovely pics and your kids are adorable!
Also, could I request your recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies? They look delish!
07-22-2007, 05:54 PM
The oatmeal cookies I usually make (unless I just throw something together on the fly) are the one's from Juliano's RAW and the recipe was posted here some time ago, so I'll just give the link to that:
07-22-2007, 06:07 PM
Thank you, once again, Rawkinlocs!
07-22-2007, 06:29 PM
Boy, we are on the same wave today!!! I have the banana bread in my dehydrator as I'm typing this! I also made the Blueberry Bread too (but I only made 1/2 the recipe)... I hope that tomorrow it tastes o.k... I was gonna make the onion bread, but now I'm re-thinking that. I also made the Apple Muffins from Alissa's book...didn't care for the Calzone, though...
07-22-2007, 07:22 PM
You will have to let me know how they turn out!:)
I have made Alissa's cinnamon raisin bread and its delish! Ive made it with sprouted barley like the recipe calls for and Ive used sprouted buckwheat when I was out of barley. Both are great!
07-23-2007, 10:23 PM
I made the blueberry bread and thought it tated like dirt. I really wanted to like it but just couldn't. :( I say skip it or alter it.
07-25-2007, 09:34 PM
:eek: ive made the blueberry bread and i love it. i stick it in a bowl and eat it with honey. reminds me of biscuits that i used to eat with pot roast
07-26-2007, 12:24 AM
I just made the onion bread and I had two recipes for it. The one I made starts with 3 large onions and has 1/2 cup of Nama Soyu (sp?) I used a raw Tamari I am able to get where I live, and 1/4 cup of oil. I found the 1/2 cup of Tamari too much for me (it's a tad salty but I still eat it when I'm craving salt), next time I would make the version that calls for only 1/4 cup of the Nama Soyu instead and it will be perfect. Don't know what recipe you followed though.
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