The other day while we were iChatting with my parents, Bella pulled the bananas off of the counter and opened four of them. I’ve been itching to make something out of Deceptively Delicious because I love hiding good-for-you stuff in my cooking, so I decided to try the banana bread. It called for 1 1/2 cups banana and 1/2 cup cauliflower purees. Surprisingly, four bananas doesn’t make a lot of puree and I didn’t have any frozen cauliflower on hand, so I microwaved a sweet potato to make up the difference. I was a little worried being so adventurous, but it was sweet potato, after all.


The bread turned out fabulous. It smelled so good it was hard to wait for it too cool. I immediately ate two slices and could eat more. I’m not planning to tell T about the sweet potato until he tries it. We’ll see if he can tell. This one has 1/2 cup of sugar in it, so he should be happy. (My zucchini bread wasn’t sweet enough for him.) It also has a good bit of whole wheat flour in it. I’ll definitely be making this again, even if I am the only one who eats it.

UPDATE: T and M both LOVE the bread. T wasn’t even phased by the sweet potato. I’ve trained him well.


3 Responses to more bread

  1. Sarah m says:

    J. I love the picture–it looks fantastic! I have also seen reviews of that book and picked it up (and put it back down as Stefan was with me, haha!) at Barnes and Noble…it looks interesting! What else have you made from it?

  2. Sarah m says:

    Ps–I Love the new pic of Bella on the right corner!

  3. julie says:

    Nothing yet, but I have stolen a few ideas. I make mashed potatoes with half potatoes and half cauliflower. I also made orange mashed potatoes for halloween with potatoes and carrots. Both went over well here.

    I also hide spinach in broccoli soup, carrot puree in my minestrone, and puree brown rice to look like mashed potatoes. T actually went back for seconds on the brown rice.

    I use an immersion blender for all of my pureeing. I asked for it for Christmas last year and it has been my favorite present!