Healthier Banana Bread
A favourite breakfast or snack of mine is Banana Bread. I have been trying to eat healthier. I love anything sweet and I do love bananas, so in the quest of eating healthier, it was hard to comprehend a life without one of my favourites. So, I decided to adapt the recipe I always use to a healthier and as a result guilt free indulgence (or less guilty indulgence). It is made with ripe bananas, vegetable oil instead of butter and honey instead of sugar among other ingredients. You can use your choice of flour; I have used plain flour in this. Like I said, I am going for a healthier version of Banana Bread and not one that is completely devoid of any yumminess. This results in a tasty and moist (yes! I used the word) slice of goodness.
A delicious breakfast option, this can be made for the week and stored outside for a few days, or sliced and stored in the fridge or freezer for later use (wrapped tight in foil and stored in an airtight container). Just microwave or toast according to preference and it is ready to eat!
This can be eaten just as is, or with a spread of Nut butter, my choice is Almond nut butter.
1/3rd cup oil (Sunflower oil or olive oil or any oil of your choice)
½ cup of Honey
3 mashed bananas (reasonably large ones)
1/4th cup milk (I used whole milk but you can use skim or semi-skimmed too)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4th cup Plain flour
Optional – ½ cup of nuts (pecans or walnuts) or if you are in a naughty mood, some chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl beat the oil and honey together.
- Add the eggs and beat well, whisk in the mashed banana and milk.
- Add baking soda, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.
- Last add the flour and fold well.
- Pour the batter into a greased and lined loaf tin and bake for approximately 45 mins (timing can vary depending on your oven).
- Allow to cool before slicing and enjoy.
I would love hear back from you guys on your attempts at making this.