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Lots of folks have their own banana nut bread (or muffin) recipe. In good sunshine, this will require about 2 1/2 to 3 hours of baking time in the sun oven. If you are using a Tulsi-hybrid solar cooking oven, it may take less time if clouds roll in and you switch it to electric mode. Just follow this simple recipe to enjoy some delicious bread made with our star’s free energy.


1/4 cup canola (or vegetable) oil

3/4 cup of honey (or maple syrup)

1 cup of chopped walnuts

1 cup of white flour

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/4 cup of wheat germ

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 large eggs

“pinch” of salt (or salt substitute)

3 bananas, mashed (ripe to extra ripe)

Use a large bowl and mix together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, wheat germ and both flours.

Use a separate bowl to stir together first the oil, honey and eggs. Then, mix in the mashed bananas. Next, dump one bowl into another, mix thoroughly and stir in the nuts.

Grease the loaf pan (we use a 9x5x3 inch pan, made of thin-walled dark metal). Pour in the batter and place into the solar cooker.

Bake in the solar oven for at least 2 hours. Test if it’s done by sticking a knifeĀ  into the middle and then removed comes out clean.

Use a knife to cut around the edges of the bread to free it from the pan, invert onto a dish, let cool and then serve by slicing. It’s a delicious treat anytime.

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February 21, 2012 12:35 am