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Culinary Corner: Banana Bread

The transition back to the family table, social eating, and meal preparation can be a very challenging part of eating disorder recovery.  Our culinary groups provide a wonderful opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that support tolerating the sights, sounds, atmosphere, and experience of the kitchen in an approachable manner.  To support our patients who are engaged in virtual treatment, Veritas Collaborative has added Culinary Corner, a virtual culinary group, to our programming.  Each week participants receive engaging instruction and education to support self-care eating from our expert chefs.  While participants cook, the virtual format allows for interaction with both chefs and other group members to round out the culinary experience.  All recipes are a collaboration between Veritas’ registered dietitians and the culinary team to provide a meaningful, fun experience that is designed to support recovery considering developmental age and stage of recovery.  Here is a look at what we are working on this week…

Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS
  • ¼ c (4 Tbsp) butter, melted
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and spray large loaf (or Bundt pan) with non-stick spray.  Add ¼ c white sugar until pan is completely coated in sugar. Dispose of excess sugar.  Set pan aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Cream/combine until mixed.
  3. Mash bananas with a fork or potato masher. Mix with butter/sugar.
  4. Add in eggs and mix well.
  5. Add in flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir until just incorporated.
  6. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and complete cooling.
  8. Cut into slices and serve. May store in airtight wrap or container.

Yield: 15 slices (~1/2 inch thick) | 1 slice = 1 starch, 1 fat