Hi Friends,

While restrictions are starting to lift in some areas, most of us will continue to stay close to home for the foreseeable future. As we continue to adjust our evolving restrictions, practicing mindfulness through baking is a great outlet to manage anxiety. Baking requires our full attention forcing us put our phone down, roll up our sleeves and to get our hands dirty. The act not only provides a gratifying sensory experience but fulfills our need to create as well.

Incorporating Zenbev into your baking is easy! Its light chocolate and lemon flavours complement many recipes without overwhelming the palette. Try our delicious Chocolaty Banana Bread recipe and share your results on social media using the hashtag #ZenBaking and be sure to mention us on Facebook and Instagram. For this recipe we used our Chocolate 750g bag.

Try it today and bon appétit!

Ingredients:

Butter or margarine – ½ cup

Granulated sugar – 1 cup

Eggs – 2

Mashed very ripe bananas (3 medium) – 1 cup

All-purpose flour – 1 ¾ cups

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Baking powder – ½ tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Carob chips – ¾ cup

Chocolate Flavored Zenbev – 1 Scoop

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs on at a time until smooth. Add mashed bananas and blend in.

In a second bowl, stir flour with baking soda, baking powder and Zenbev. Add to banana mixture stirring only to moisten. Pour into greased 9 X 5 X 3 inch (23 X 12 X 7 cm) loaf pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cake rack to cool.