Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Skinny Banana Bread!

Simon Says has a great challenge this week - 
their theme is 
' Make A Gift '
Great if - like me - you are already on the lookout for Christmas ideas.

Here's a really easy one that you might like..
it's a simple wrap to go round a loaf cake.

I made the Skinny Banana Bread this morning
and I think it took me longer to convert the recipe, 
than it did to make the wrap!!!
It's 'skinny' because it uses no butter/marg,
instead it called for apple sauce!!

I put the Banana Bread in a cellophane bag and cut a piece of blue paper
to fit snugly around it.
Then I added some DP (Papermania's Blueberry Hill )
a border punched strip and a ribbon and bow.
I stamped a round tag with 'treat yourself' from the
Simon Says 'Savor Sweet Cupcakes' set.
The flowers were punched, distressed on the edges
and I slightly creased them with my fingernail,
 so that they don't look so flat.
Then I added a pearl adhesive to the centre.
I tied the tag to the ribbon.

I would also like to enter this week's Fab 'n' Funky Challenge,
where the  theme is 'Flower Power'.
I am in awe of those people that can make beautiful blooms from a few pieces of crumpled paper,
so I will definitely be checking out the DT and entries, for some tips.


I heard back from my girls and they said that the Banana Bread was yummy,
so, for those that want it, here is the recipe.
I had to convert this recipe, but I have no idea what 1/2 cup of apple sauce weighs.
Luckily I have some 'cup' measures, but if you don't I would say it's about 4 good tbsps!!


LuLu said...

What a brilliant idea . . definitely one to remember at the end of term!

Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges this week.


Craftyanny said...

Fab Caroline, a great idea and a super wee gift too.
Anne x

email: said...

What a great idea to make a sleeve for a treat! The colors are really nice too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Kaz said...

Hmmmmmmmm Yummy! Drool!
What a fab idea, love it!
Now I Love banana loaf, so how's about posting your skinny version on your blog.......PRETTY PLEASE!!!Kaz XXX

Lindsey said...

Skinny or not, I think your blog is going to make me pile the pounds on (not good as re-started weight watchers this week!). That looks yummy. Recipe please! I love the packaging, it is so pretty with the flowers and the little tag. Thanks for joining us at fab and funky this week xx

Cherry said...

Caroline that looks yummy indeed - receipe? PLEASE! I love how you have wrapped it - a perfect gift indeed. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your challenges.

Hugs cherryXXX

debbies said...

I bet this is yummy!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet wrapper and the Banana bread looks yummy too.

Julie said...

A master baker as well as a fab papercrafter, how very talented you are.

Cherry said...

Thanks for the reciepe Caroline - will let you know when I have a go. Hugs CherryX XX

Kaz said...

Thanks for the recipe, will be trying it out over the weekend.
Kaz xx

Lorraine A said...

Oohh Caroline ,, this looks absolutely gorgeous !! I will copy this recipe ,, I LOVE banana bread ! :-)
brillliant idea for a gift !,, would be a good fundraing idea too for the SPCA Christmas bazzar !! think I will make the sleeves and get someone else to make the cakes tho :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x