Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - Sample Savorfull Box (review) + Banana Nut Bread recipe

Savorfull is a monthly box subscription that sends out healthy organic products from their warehouse to your door! Gift Savorfull memberships to friends and family, so they can also discover, taste and share deluxe-full size samples of gluten, wheat, peanut and dairy free foods, yummy recipes and savvy nutritional tips and tricks.
Each month will showcase different products that you might not have otherwise tried, and your sure to love.

I hate to say this, but I didn't use/like all of the products sent to me.

I loved the Enjoy Life CRUNCHY Vanilla Honey Graham cookies, but the kids only let me get one of them. They were slightly broken when arrived, but very tasty and wholesome indeed!


Flour Mix (Brown & White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Millet Flour), Palm Oil, Brown Pure Cane Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Honey, Natural Flavors, Vanilla, Salt, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Rosemary Extract

The one product I have no use for (sorry, it's a good brand though, and a brand I have used, I just have no use for this product) was this huge bag of Bob's Red Mill GF Whole Grain steel cut oats.

At last, oats that people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can enjoy, too! Available in three varieties--Rolled, Quick-Rolled and Steel Cut--and made from oats grown by our cooperative of over 200 farmers dedicated to growing only pure, high-grade oats. Each farm delivery is sampled hundreds of times and tested with an R5 ELISA gluten test to ensure the absence of gluten. Advanced color-sorting removes undetected impurities. Roasting enhances that wholesome robust flavor you expect. Finally, the oats are packaged in our 100% gluten free facility and tested for gluten again to ensure their purity. Although a tiny fraction of the population cannot tolerate even the purest gluten free oats, most will find oats to be a deliciously welcomed addition to their diets. If you're unsure, please consult first with your doctor. 

I am not Suzy Homemaker, so I would prefer to buy breads, as opposed to making them from scratch. I do make recipes from scratch on occasion, but it's not very often.

My favorite product in the box was the Better Batter Gluten-Free all purpose flour
I use flour to thicken white gravy, make pancakes, cookies and more.

The product no one in the house liked was the Lifemax  MILA: The Miracle Seed -- Chia Seeds, when we got a cold I tried mixing them in drinks, as suggested on the package.. however-- this failed miserably. It made our drinks taste horrible and we had a hard time downing them. I even mixed them into muffins, again, they made the food have a strange texture. They are extremely healthy and expensive, a lot of research has gone into them.

I don't know if you guys remember Chia Pets, and you wet the seeds and they gel  up with a gelatin like substance? 
This does exactly the same thing once moisture touches it.

While I do dislike telling you I didn't particularly care for a product, it is my duty to be honest with you. But it doesn't necessarily mean you won't enjoy the product. People do have different opinions of things!!!

 I think it was just the luck of the draw. I don't know what I will use the Oats for, but perhaps next time my mother visits from out of town she can show me how to use them in a recipe. My mother's a darn good cook! I think the box for us would've been the July box. Go to the site and peep that one! Wonder what will be in the next 3 boxes? October, (coming soon) November and December!

My husband just had his 30th birthday, so I got to use the better batter to make his favorite recipe: banana nut bread! 

Buy this month's signature box!

Here's my recipe for the Banana Nut Bread:
I did have to use almost the entire box of Better Batter to make it though.


2 & a half cups of Better Batter All-purpose flour mix
1 cup of sugar, I used Wholesome Sweeteners Organic
3 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of Light EVOO
3/4 cup of 2% milk
4 medium to large sized bananas VERY RIPE!!!
1 cup of nuts finely chopped, pecans & walnuts work best.
1 egg

Beat medium speed all of the ingredients for 30 seconds.
Grease & flour a 9 x 5 x 3 pan.
Pour mixture in pan, careful not to fill more than halfway for room for bread to rise.
BAKE on 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
       ALL DONE!   ENJOY!!!

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