150. banana not-tella bread.

I’m always jealous when everyone posts all these amazing recipes with nutella to pinterest. I tried to buy some vegan nutella in Paris, two years ago, and they confiscated it because I don’t check my bag and it was larger than 4 oz. But when I made my almond-tella a few weeks ago, I was going to save it to make one of those recipes.

So I took this recipe for banana nutella bread, and made it my own!

2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup earth balance
1/2 cup sugarEgg replacer for 2 eggs
2 large ripe bananas
1 tspn. vanilla
1/3 cup almond milk
3/4 cup almond-tella (recipe here)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat sugar and earth balance with an electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add egg replacer, beat well.  Add banana, almond milk and vanilla. Beat until blended. Add flour mixture, beat at low speed just until flour is incorporated (don’t over mix).
  4. Spoon almond-tella into a small dish and soften in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Add 1 cup of the banana bread batter to the almond-tella and stir until blended well.
  5. Spoon almond-tella batter alternately with plain banana bread batter into the prepared pan. Swirl batters together with a knife.
  6. Bake 50 to 60 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

 

117. almond-tella.

My laptop and my sewing machine are both broke. I feel totally helpless and uninspired because of it….BUT my vitamix still works!
So I whipped up a batch of this almond-tella from Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. I accidentally bought a big bag of almonds the last time I went to trader joes, and when I got home I realized I already had a bag. So I have been looking for things to make with lots of almonds, so this was perfect.

Anyway, this recipe was easier than I thought it would be. You can use your vitamix to make nut butters, but you need to buy a seperate blade for it. So I wasn’t sure how this recipe was going to go. It said you can make it in a food processor, so I figured it would work in a vitamix.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup non dairy milk
3/4 cup almonds (dry roasted – i used raw, and it tastes fine)

Put the almonds in the vitamix or food processer and chop until it starts to form a paste. Mine never really formed a paste, but it ground up as fine as it possibly could I think. Melt the powdered sugar, chocolate chips and milk in the microwave for one minute. Slowly drizzle it into the almond paste mixture and continue to blend until very smooth.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Now I need to find one of those recipes that use nutella and make something! I bet you can use any kind of nuts when you make this and make all kinds of yummy chocolate nut butters!

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