Continuing on with my recent rhubarb prescription…
Today I adapted two recipes, and together they are super ultra delicious. The plantain bread is an adaptation of zenbellyblog’s Plantain Tortillas. I had ripe plantains, but wanted something fluffier than a tortilla. I added a few more ingredients to make the finished product the consistency of corn bread. The plantain makes this a little on the sweet side, so I whipped up something sour to go on top. I’d been meaning to try Thankful Expressions’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Refrigerator Jam after a wild rhubarb search on Pinterest. I added more rhubarb and strawberries, and swapped out the honey for dates. The refrigerator jam is meant to set up overnight, which a patient person could definitely do. I ate mine immediately, and see no reason to subject yourself to that amount of waiting. Especially if you are hungry, and want your jam right this instant.
I think this might technically be SWYPO. If you’re not familiar with Whole30, SWYPO (Sex With Your Pants On. No, really.) is a term for making healthy dishes that mimic junk food. The idea is that the healthy imitation isn’t as good as the real thing, so eventually you’ll just eat the real thing. I decided to take it easy on myself though, and made it anyway. Hey, someone has to look out for your best interest right? And today my best interest was using up the rhubarb in my fridge, and eating something that tasted good when I ate it. Easy decision as far as I’m concerned.
- 1 ripe plantain
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil (olive or coconut oil would also work)
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Spread evenly on greased baking sheet. You could also bake this in a 8×8 baking dish to make it thicker, in that case I would double the recipe. Bake at 350 for between 15-20 minutes or until the bottom starts browning. This serves 4. I only wish I had more plantains at the moment so I could make more! I ate 2 servings back to back. That’s probably why you shouldn’t SWYPO. Very rarely am I like, ‘GIVE ME SEVERAL HELPINGS OF THAT RAW VEGETABLE!’ But that’s just me.
The jam is very easy to make. You can do it while the bread is baking. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. And that’s it! Slather over the plantain bread with some pasture butter or ghee, and try to contain yourself.
- 1 c chopped rhubarb
- 1 1/3 c strawberries
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 dates