Almond Cookies

50 almonds, blanched
1 cup organic butter
3/4 cup organic honey
1 organic egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon organic almond extract
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups organic flour
1 1/2 teaspoons organic baking powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind 12 of the almonds to a fine powder. Cream honey and butter together. Add egg, ground almonds, and extract.

In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add gradually to wet ingredients. Knead into a dough. (Add a drop of water or flour one at a time if necessary to make a kneadable consistency.)

Pinch off small balls of dough and place on greased cookie sheet. Press flat into 1/2 inch thickness. Make an indention in top of each cookie and place a whole almond in each. Bake for 15 minutes.

organic Almond Extract
organic vanilla extract
organic flour
organic baking powder
sea salt

Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 110 calories, 6g total fat, 20mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 13g total carbohydrate and 2g protein.

Banana Bread (Vegan)

1 package Simply Organic Banana Bread Mix
2 egg equivalent powdered egg replacer
3/4 cup warm water
2 ripe, peeled and mashed medium bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine banana bread mix and egg replacer. Mix in water and mashed bananas. Stir until just moistened.

Pour into lightly greased 9- x 4-inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until center tests done with a toothpick or knife. (May take 5 to 10 minutes longer, depending on oven.)

Cool for 15 minutes in pan, then remove loaf from pan and finish cooling on rack. Cool completely, as bread will slice better.

Chef Suggestions:

Serve plain or toasted, or as a basis for an unusual bread pudding. Use organic ingredients when possible.

Organic Banana Bread Mix