A Sweet New Year
L'shana tova. Although I am not the most observant of Jews, I adore this Rosh Hashanah greeting "for a good year." To me, September feels like a much more natural time to celebrate the coming of a new year than January 1st. Everything feels fresh and new in September, there is a palpable excitement in the air. September is when I find myself more likely to take on resolutions and habit changes. For example I have FINALLY gotten back into yoga. After making it one of my New Year's resolutions last winter, I have just now gotten into a good yoga groove. To me it is no coincidence that this change finally stuck in September, not January. The combination of "back to school" plus Rosh Hashanah plus my early October birthday makes me want to take on new challenges this time of year. By January I am cold, a little tired, and in hibernation mode!
On Rosh Hashanah it is traditional to eat apples dipped in honey for a sweet new year. While this tradition is sweet and delicious, this Maple Cinnamon Flax Bread would make a great addition to any holiday table. It is easy to make and can be made days ahead and stored in the freezer. While I typically top it with almond butter and banana, it would be lovely topped with apple slices and raw honey! L'shana tova!
Maple Cinnamon Flax Bread
- 1 cup ground flax
- 1/2 cup almond milk ( homemade or OMilk is my preference)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400
- Combine all ingredients until a thick dough is formed
- Spread the dough on a silpat lined baking sheet about 1/4" thick
- Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until the edges are just brown
- Allow to cool then cut in squares
- Top with apple slices and honey, or almond butter and bananna