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My name is Maryea and I adore food. You, too? Then I have some excited news to share wtih you. The TODAY Show has a Food Club and they want YOU to join! If you love food as much as I do, you are going to love the TODAY Food Club! As soon as I heard about it, I joined.
So what’s this club all about? It’s the newest cooking community connecting food lovers. It’s a place to share, ask and answer questions, and get tips and recipes. By joining, you have access to 5-day meal plans complete with shopping lists, their weekly newsletter, cooking Q&As, and opportunities to be featured on Today’s website and the TODAY Show. If you have a website, you can earn contributor badges for your site and become a TODAY insider. You also have access to exclusive sweepstakes, special offers, and deals. Sounds awesome, right? It is!
In celebration of the launch of the TODAY Food Club, they are running The Ultimate Cookware and Cutlery Giveaway from ZWILLING J.A. Henckels. One lucky TODAY Food Club member will win an all-expense paid trip to New York along with behind-the-scenes access to a TODAY Show cooking segment! And there’s more! The winner will also receive $3,000 worth of ZWILLING cookware and J.A. Henckels cutlery. We’re talking the best of the best!
So how do you enter to win? All you need to do is become a TODAY Food Club Member! It takes you 2 seconds to sign up and then you are automatically entered by signing up for the club. You can also submit a recipe in response to the following prompt (optional):
As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew that I would be submitting my Grandma Pike’s famous bread. It’s the one recipe that everyone in my family continues to talk about and make, 15 years after her death. I have a whole blog full of recipes, but I know this is one that I’ll pass down to my kids, also.
Although Grandma Pike’s recipe wasn’t super unhealthy, over time I’ve tweaked it to make it a tad healthier. She used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all-purpose flour. I swapped out the whole wheat flour for white whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour takes the place of the all-purpose flour. This makes it a 100% whole grain bread instead of just 50%, but the whole wheat pastry flour keeps the loaf from being too dense. I also take out the refined sugar in favor of unprocessed, whole cane sugar. (I’ve shared this recipe before with Xylitol, but I don’t keep that on hand and more often use Sucunat.) That last change I make is that instead of using cow’s milk, I opt for a non-dairy milk, which makes this a vegan quick bread and cuts the amount of fat and calories.
Even with the healthy changes, this is my favorite quick bread of all time. You need this bread in your life!
100% Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread
Makes 1 loaf
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup Sucunat or coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk + 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (I prefer unsweetened almond milk)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a standard loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix the first six (dry) ingredients well. Stir in molasses and milk and mix well. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
I hope you enjoy this Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread as much as my family has over the years. It’s perfect warm with a smear of butter, or my personal favorite, topped with apple butter.
Don’t forget to join the TODAY Food Club and enter to win their amazing prize package!
This post is in partnership with TODAY and was made possible by the Blogger Babes. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign.Thoughts are 100% my own.