Here’s a random “fun fact” about me whenever I come down with a cold (especially if it involves a wicked sore throat), I feel an intense need to bake. Who knows why? A desire to return to simpler times? A little dose of self-love? Or, maybe, it’s because if I ever get mopey about the fireball of glass shards in my throat, I can counter-balance that with “but I’ve got some killer baked goods on hand!”.
Yesterday, the baking compulsion specifically involved banana bread. Not just any banana bread. Oh no. I wanted to make a delectable vegan, 100% whole wheat, hemp and chia seed banana bread. Yes, even when sick, I like a challenge.
As you can tell by this photograph (snapped minutes after the muffins were done), the challenge was met successfully. Here’s the recipe!