It's snowing . . . and the old man is snoring . . . or something like that.
We have 10" of snow on the ground this morning.
Everyone is at work, no one is at school, and it looks like a Christmas card outside.
There's nothing better on a day like this than baking and warming up the house with the smell of bread and cookies and whatever else I can scrape together the ingredients for.
Here's what I just popped in the oven -- the best banana bread, ever, and it's whole wheat!
Whole Wheat Banana Date Bread
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. mashed very ripe bananas (about 4)
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. chopped dates
2/3 c. plain (or vanilla) nonfat yogurt
1/3 c. canola oil (or applesauce if you really want to be *good*)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix it all up however you want and put it in 2 greased loaf pans (1 if you have a 9 x 5 x 3 pan).
Bake at 350* until a toothpick comes out of the center clean, which, in my oven, is approx. 1 hour.
Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack and then invert to de-pan, if you desire.