Chocolate Fudge-Brownie Cake

2/3 cup cocoa powder

2/3 cup oil

2 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 & 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

2 tsp vanilla sugar

1/2 cup water

Mix cocoa, oil and sugar until smooth. Add one egg at a time. Combine dry ingredients and fold into mixture, alternating with water. Put in two 8” round pans or 9×11 rectangle pan. Bake 350 for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry.

Recipe courtesy of my best friend, E Kin, Toronto

Healthy Banana Bread

The problem with eating sugar is that the body responds by raising its levels quickly followed by a sugar low. If you replace refined sugars with natural products such as honey, maple syrup, sorghum or molasses, the body with not go through the highs and lows so drastically. Each natural product brings with it its own health benefits, and you will not need as much of them as you would sugar for sweetness.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

1/2 cp liquid honey

2 medium sized eggs

1/4 cp canola oil

1 scoop vanilla sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 and a 1/2 cp all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F

Peel banana and mash with back of fork. Blend in with wet ingredients until all incorporated. Gradually add dry ingredients. Pour batter into loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Place into preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.

Again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

-Chaya