Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Snack Bags and Bread Recipe (Bluebanacchini)

This is Cara's favorite print.  She took crackers( to go with chili) in her lunchbox  yesterday.
I recently ordered sandwich wraps and snack bags from Earth Swag.  I love them!  If you are interested in reusable wraps, check these out.  Not only are they convenient, cute, and waste-reducing, through Sunday they are 50% off!

We use the snack bags for crackers, cereals, snack mix, bread, or small sandwiches.  They fold up and fit nicely in lunchboxes.

The sandwich wraps are nice because you can fit a variety of breads or wraps in them rather than having a separate container for each kind of bread.  We've used them for sandwiches on regular or over-sized bread, tortillas and hot dog/hoagie or sub buns.

This is a piece of  a Pumpkin mini-loaf we ate for supper last night.  I just took the picture as an example.

To learn more about click the link and see what they have.  To get 50% off, make your order and type "earthday" (without quotation marks) as a coupon code.

My adult children have been begging for my Bluebanacchini Bread recipe, so I think it's time to share it.  It is a great snack to carry in your Earth Swag snack bag :-) 


3 eggs or flax substitute         1tbsp ground cinnamon
¾ c vegetable or olive oil       1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 c brown sugar                      1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c white sugar                    1 tsp salt
1 c grated zucchini                 1/2 c oats        
1 tsp vanilla                           2 bananas, mashed
1 c bread flour                        1 cup blueberries
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c wheat germ

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 5 mini loaf pans.

Beat eggs lightly in large bowl.  Stir in oil, sugars, vanilla and bananas.

In a separate bowl mix flours, wheat germ, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients.  Fold in blueberries and zucchini.

For a special treat coat loaf pans with cinnamon-sugar oat mixture.  Fill loaf pans about 2/3 full.  Top with additional cinnamon-sugar oat mixture if desired.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

According to
Blueberries contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese, and fiber and they are low in calories
Bananas contain Vitamin B6, Potassium, fiber and Vitamin C
Zucchini contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Lutein & Zeaxanthin for eye health, and it is low in calories
Those in addition to wheat germ and cinnamon gives this recipe immunity boosting properties to help you fight winter sicknesses. 
This is also a great recipe to help clean out your freezer in preparation for a new batch of summer fruits and vegetables.

I wish I had some zucchini left to make some myself...

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