A delicious recipe from the Deliciously Organic Cookbook by Carrie Vitt: Organic Banana Zucchini Bread
Author Carrie Vitt has an interesting story behind her cookbook, Deliciously Organic. Years ago, she had been experiencing daily, debilitating migraines and was taking several medications to try and manage them, when she decided to begin modifying her diet to see if she could find another way to rid the pain. She began by replacing regular produce with organic and noticed a significant difference within just one week. Slowly, she converted her family’s diet to whole, unprocessed, organic ingredients. Today, she has a migraine maybe once a month and no longer needs any medications.
Vitt explains that this book isn’t about giving up good tasting food for tree bark! Over time, she experimented with ingredients and kept tweaking things in her family recipes until she learned which combinations created the best flavors. This cookbook is a collection of her delicious successes- recipes such as Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Louisiana Chicken Gumbo, Roasted Vegetable & Orzo Salad, Jimmie’s Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread, Hot Chocolate with Maple Marshmallows, Gingerbread Pancakes, Raspberry Velvet Tart, Bananas Foster and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
In Vitt’s book, she suggests serving up banana bread as bruschetta… topped with ricotta cheese and apricot jam. When I was trying this out one morning, my son looked at me strangely and said, “Mom… you’re such a foodie.” I loved that. But then guess what? He ate it too. My foodie kid! The recipe also calls for Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. I’ve baked with it before, and I’ve enjoyed the results. We love this bread!
Yield: One loaf (8 to 10 servings)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes