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Banaha Bread

Banaha Bread

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Banaha Bread
Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Yes, it is Banaha and not Banana. Banaha Bread is a delicious cornmeal-based food that is great with any meal. Adapted from a recipe by Trista Winnett, Choctaw Nation.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 4-6 handfuls corn shucks
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil over medium to high heat.
  2. Boil corn shucks for about 10 minutes. Remove carefully.
  3. Strip a few shucks into strings. Tie two strings together to make longer strings.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
  5. Keep mixing and slowly add a little water until the mixture is firm enough to handle easily.
  6. Form cornmeal mixture into 8 oval shaped balls about 3 inches long.
  7. Wrap the balls in corn shucks and tie the ends closed with the corn shuck strings.
  8. Gently put wrapped balls into the large pot of boiling water. The pot should be about 2/3 full of water. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 30-45 minutes over medium to high heat.
  9. Remove corn shuck covering and serve hot.

Notes

Tip: Spice up your bread with peppers, onions, and peas. It can be refrigerated and reheated in a pan or microwave oven.

Source:

A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods
USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 portion of Banaha Bread
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 127
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 452 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 117 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 127
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Minerals
Calcium 10 mg
Potassium 117 mg
Sodium 452 mg
Copper 102 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 54 mg
Phosphorus 98 mg
Selenium 6 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 4 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 10 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 9 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 2 1/2 ounces
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