HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

March 11, 2020


Want to do some baking but also want to maintain a balanced diet? This recipe I created below is just that! A lot of banana bread recipes are loaded with sugar and butter, this one is much more balanced but still comes out moist, a little gooey and very banana-ry! I think the added chopped up banana pieces help this. 




I also recommend adding in ground flaxseed for an extra healthy boost. 

Ingredients 
  • 3 very ripe medium bananas
  • 180g Wholemeal flour (or ground oats with about 40g still whole)
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon  
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey (depends how sweet you want it!)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil/ coconut oil 
OPTIONAL: Add in chopped nuts, sultanas, choc chips, ground flax, blueberries etc  
NOTE: To make vegan, replace the two eggs with chia eggs and the honey with agave nectar or any other liquid sweetener. 

To make: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf tin with baking parchment/non stick paper. 
  2. Mash 2 and a half of the bananas in a bowl, and then mix in with the eggs, honey, vanilla, oil (all wet ingredients) 
  3. Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl, stir so there are no lumps and it is fully mixed. 
  4. Pour the dry flour mixture into the banana mixture and fold to make a batter. The remaining half banana chop into 1cm pieces and fold in. This is where you can add any extras you like, don't add in too much though, I recommend 1 handful in total of whatever you're adding.
  5. Pour into loaf tin and put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Check that a skewer comes out clean in the middle and you know its ready! 


I have baked many banana bread recipes, and this one for me has worked out best. Let me know if you try it or if you've got any questions!

xo


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