Preheat the oven to 350℉. Coat two 9”x5” bread pans with cooking spray.
Mix together flours, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Put bananas, eggs, maple syrup, butter and extracts into a blender and process until smooth.
Pour banana mixture into the flour mixture and blend with a spoon just until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Add strawberries to the bread mixture and gently fold until they are incorporated into the batter.
Divide batter equally into the bread pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center clean or the internal temperature is 205℉.
Allow to rest in the pans for 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze tightly wrapped loaves or slices for up to 3 months.
Hack: Try experimenting by using different kinds of fruit and/or berries in this recipe. Let me know it turns out in the comments section!
Hack: Take advantage of the wide variety of fruits and berries that can be found in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. If the pieces are too large for your purpose, simply let a few thaw so you can mash them or puree the desired amount in a blender.
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Whisk egg and water until well incorporated. In a separate bowl, blend the bread crumbs and cheese.
Dip each ravioli in the egg mixture, followed by the bread crumb mixture. Lay in a single layer on a plate and lightly coat both sides of each ravioli with cooking spray.
Lay ravioli in a single layer in the air fryer, making sure the edges don’t overlap.
Air fry at 350℉ for 6 minutes. Flip them over and continue to air fry for 3-4 minutes or until they are puffed up and light brown.
Serve with marinara sauce.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If desired, freeze leftover ravioli (either before or after air frying) and marinara in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months. Gently rewarm in the air fryer.
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Preheat the oven to 375℉. Coat one 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
Zest orange. Pulse the remaining orange in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Cream eggs, butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale. Add orange zest, orange puree, ½ cup orange juice and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and blend until smooth
Place batter into loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or until the internal temperature is 190℉, about 60 minutes.
Immediately after taking the bread out of the oven, drizzle the top with ¼ cup orange juice, going slowly enough to allow the juice to soak into the top of the bread.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Hack: For smaller loaves (for freezing or giving away!), divide the batter between two 6’ x 4” loaf pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 40-45 minutes. Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with muffin papers. Divide batter between cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Hack: Store leftover bread at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months.
Hack: To easily zest a whole orange, use a vegetable peeler. Lay unused zest in a single layer and freeze. Store, tightly wrapped, in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Hack: Zest and puree any leftover oranges in the blender or food processor for use in recipes such as cakes, cookies or breads. 1 orange yields about ⅓ cup puree, which can be sealed in a bag and stored in the freezer.
Hack: Leftover orange juice can be frozen for up to 12 months. Pour orange juice into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until solid. Transfer to freezer bags or freezer safe containers for storage.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put a wire rack on top of parchment paper.
Arrange crackers on the rack in a single layer and place one teaspoon brown sugar OR Parmesan cheese on the cracker (or do 4 brown sugar and 4 Parmesan cheese).
Carefully wrap ½ slice of bacon lengthwise on the cracker over sugar/Parmesan, tucking ends under cracker.
Bake in the oven for 2 hours or until bacon is well done. Serve warm.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Hack #2: Separate any remaining uncooked bacon slices and roll them into individual pinwheels. Place on a cookie sheet in the freezer to freeze. Place in a sealable freezer bag or container. The frozen slices can then be thawed in the portions desired.
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