Healthy Banana Bread

Bananas are a fruit that not only taste delicious but also provides many health benefits. They contain nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and fiber. Bananas can be used in ways such as in smoothies or baked goods. Today, we’ll delve into a healthy banana bread recipe that is great for breakfast, a snack or even a wholesome dessert. This recipe features grain flour, natural sweeteners and heart healthy fats for those seeking a healthy diet.

Ingredients

3 bananas (mashed)
2 eggs
1/3 cup of maple syrup or honey
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 50-60 minutes | Temperature: 350°F (175°C)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare a loaf pan by greasing it with coconut oil or lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, eggs, maple syrup or honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until they are well combined.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
  5. Slowly incorporate the ingredients into the mixture, stirring gently until just blended. Be cautious not to overmix as it may result in a different texture. If desired, gently fold in the chopped walnuts.
  6. Transfer the batter into the loaf pan. Level the top using a spatula.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack for cooling.

Enjoy this banana bread warm or at room temperature. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, refrigerated for up to one week.

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This nutritious banana bread recipe is a good way to make use of bananas while indulging in a tasty and wholesome treat.

Whole wheat flour offers fiber and nutrients compared to white flour while natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey provide a healthier alternative to processed sugar. Coconut oil is included for its health benefits as a source of fats, and cinnamon not only boosts the flavor but also brings antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory properties to the table.

What is great about this recipe is its adaptability. You can easily tailor it to your liking or dietary requirements. For instance, if you’re on a diet, you can swap out the whole wheat flour with a gluten-free flour blend. If you have a nut allergy or simply prefer not having nuts in it, you can skip the walnuts without compromising the bread’s quality.

Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas.It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.

Banana bread makes for a great start to your day offering a rounded mix of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein. It also works as a snack between meals or as a healthier dessert option. Enjoying it with almond butter adds protein and healthy fats. Pair it with tea or coffee for a comforting and nourishing break.

This wholesome banana bread recipe proves that you can enjoy both taste and nutrition without compromise.

When you make a treat with natural ingredients and sweeteners, it’s not just delicious, t’s also good for your health. So, if you have some bananas on hand, why not try out this recipe for banana bread? You’ll love the smell and taste of it all while knowing that you’re giving your body a boost with each bite

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