Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grain Goodness

My breadmaker has been getting quite the workout of late, two loaves were birthed today. This beautiful honey wheat bread.....
and this amazing banana bread with walnuts (lots) and chocolate chips....
The wheat bread which is just the standard honey wheat recipe from the Breadman pamphlet is very good as printed, but for a shout-out to Omega 3's I dropped in a good 1/2 cup of finely ground walnuts. Trying to get hubby's Hdl cholesterol up, and the rest of us will benefit too. I also used canola oil instead of melted butter (duh!), and subbed 1/4 c. of egg beaters for the egg. Jenae said at dinner "mom your bread is dank"! I said, "Is that good or bad"? haha
(It's good.)


a portland granny said...

Wow, I stopped by to add a name to my list for you, but was blown away by your great looking bread!! Yum! So walnuts are good for the bad stuff in the veins? That's good to know.

I think I have you a web site from California--If I didn't tell you about this family, here is one in Oregon out east of Gresham. She hasn't posted for a while, but they are a jolly bunch, having just adopted a little girl from China to add to their three bio kids.

Don't know if you found beloved mama, but she lives south of Portland, possibly near you someplace.

Well, I'm off to make some have a wonderful week-end. You are in a fun time of live with your busy kiddos!


Kim said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog!

Except for Joan, I only know one other local blogger. It's Tonia.

We live past St. Helens, but we used to live in Tualatin too.

Nathalie Thompson said...

OH MY GOODNESS, your bread looks GOOD! I say bread machines are the Easy Bake Ovens for adults. I LOVE using mine!