– Who Doesn’t Love Banana Bread?-
Banana bread, where do I begin? It’s so simple but yet so good. So comforting and can brighten up anyone’s day. And, best of all, it’s a good way to get rid of those black bananas looking desperately at you from the fruit bowl. Why would anyone throw them away if you could turn them into a bread?
I am truly obsessed with banana bread and can’t get enough of it. It may sound boring but there are a million different ways to make it. Add chocolate chips (yum), walnuts or dried fruit. Cinnamon for a comforting taste or a swirl of peanut butter to make it extra indulgent. The options are never-ending.
I used the Cookies And Kate recipe which is probably the most internet-famous one for a healthier option. I adapted a few things to my liking and it turned out marvellous. The hardest part is to resist to eat the whole loaf in one go. I made the bread dairy and egg free and it worked super well, as a sweetener I used a bit less honey than the recipe calls but added chopped dates for extra sweetness and texture.
Eat it as an afternoon snack or for breakfast with some yogurt and stewed berries on top, I mean, do we even have to discuss it further? I think that a day starting with a good slice of banana bread can’t go wrong! At least not in the near future (the 2 minutes whilst you’re devouring it). I love to have a slice toasted with some peanut butter on top, nothing fancy just delicious.
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup mashed bananas (3 bananas)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 flax eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp ACV
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 dates chopped (optional but adds sweetness)
- Walnuts to top
Optional add-ins: Walnuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, blueberries, peanut butter, …
Preheat your oven to 165°C.
Start by preparing your flax eggs. Then put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl and give it a little mix. Mash your bananas ( you want them overripe), add the rest of the wet ingredients and the chopped dates.
Then mix dry and wet ingredients together and pour the mixture into a loaf pan. Bake for around 50-60 minutes and let cool for 20 minutes before digging in.