Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Banana bread recipe

I blogged about banana bread more than 2 years ago, can you still remember? It was so delicious, but I kind of forgot about it afterwards. Until the health craze started and everyone started posting recipes of banana pancakes, overnight oats and banana bread. The banana bread recipes nowadays are much healthier, so I decided to give it another go. I tried one recipe but the banana bread came out too moist and "thick" to my liking. Yesterday I gave it another shot and it turned out perfectly! I present to you the perfectly healthy banana bread:
It contains no sugar or butter and fits in perfectly in your summer-bikini-body plan ;) It makes a great breakfast or snack! It's a super easy and quick recipe, the only thing that takes a while is the actual baking.

What you need
- 3 ripe normal sized bananas (I used 4 small bananas)
- 3 big spoonfuls of Greek yoghurt
- 3 eggs
- 120 grams of oat flour (simply put regular porridge oats into the food processor and process until it as more of a flour consistency)
- 120 grams of whole wheat flour (or any flour you like using most)

Optional:
- 2 spoonfuls of flax seeds
- 2 spoonfuls of chia seeds (I used white chia)
- cinnamon

The last three ingredients are optional. If you like, you can add nuts to the mixture, or blueberries maybe? 

How to make it
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees. Blend the bananas, yoghurt and eggs together (alternatively, mash the bananas with a fork). In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then add the banana mix. Mix everything together and add cinnamon, nuts, flax seeds or anything else you fancy. Make sure the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into a baking tin which is lined with baking parchment, sprinkle more cinnamon on top (optional) and put it in the oven. Timing depends on your oven and baking tin, but it should be in the oven between 45 min and 1 hour. Check with a skewer, and when it comes out clean it's ready! 

I have already eaten way too many slices! This banana bread has no added sugar so the sweetness really depends on how ripe the bananas are. I don't mind that it isn't sweet, it's bread after all. My favourite way to eat it is with - can you guess - a layer of Meridian almond (or peanut) butter spread on top. SO GOOD!

There are so many banana bread recipes out there, so this is probably not the holy grail recipe. BUT it's one of the easiest recipes I've tried and I like this one the most so far because of the whole wheat flour and the tons of cinnamon I put in it. You should definitely try it, it's really something different to try for breakfast or as a snack:)

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