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Healthy Banana Bread

2 Small Loaves
4/5 ⭐
60 MINS

What To Put In

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (Odourless variant)
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Sweetener (Xylitol or Brown Sugar)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Small Ripe Banana's (Approx. 1 Cup mashed)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinammon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts

What You Need

  • Loaf tin or cupcake/muffin tins
  • Baking paper or some sort of non-stick grease
  • 1/2 Cup Measurement Cup
  • Tsp
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl

How To Put It In

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 Celcius (340 F).
  2. Melt the coconut oil (and butter if you chose it). Not too hot to avoid cooking the eggs.
  3. Add honey and sweetener and whisk until joined.
  4. Beat in the eggs and whisk.
  5. In a separate bowl, mash the banana's.
  6. Add banana's, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk thoroughly.
  7. Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon and half the nuts. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the flour one cup at a time and the remainder of the nuts, mixing with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are combined.
  10. Pour into a grease lined baking tin so the batter sits about 5cm thick (or split up into muffin tins or a two smaller tins like I did. Note the batter doesn't rise more than about 1cm.)
  11. Finish however you want. I sprinkle cinnamon on top with some crushed nuts and brown sugar.
  12. Stick into the oven for 60 minutes. Poke with one of those metal sticks and if it comes out clean, its ready.
  13. Slice and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Nom. Nom. Nom.

Notes:

  • You can swap out the coconut oil for butter. If you want something a bit creamier, go 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil. More butter = less healthy.
  • If you want to skip the sweetener, use 1/2 a cup of Honey.
  • If you use Xyltiol for a lower-carb option, use less than a Tbsp. Xylitol is sweeter than sugar.
  • For the milk, you can swap out for cow's milk, water, or any nut milk of your choice. Using water means less calories.
  • For the nuts, use your preferred choice of additives. In the photos above I used almonds, cashews and dates. Other good options are walnuts, pecans or raisins. Note that dried fruit will make things sweeter, you may want to reduce the amount of honey and/or sweetener.

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