Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins   Baking Time: 16 - 35 mins

When I got married my sister made me a beautiful scrapbook/cookbook filled with recipes from all of my family & friends. One recipe was for a basic banana bread. I started making it over & over & each time I would tweak it just a bit. As I learned more & more about healthy flour alternatives & ways to add in a little more fiber & nutrients, this banana bread evolved & has become somewhat famous among my family & friends, so much so that I probably make it almost every week! 

We enjoy it as breakfast or a snack, but it certainly doesn't last long! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

(Oh and I rarely make a single batch so I gave the measurements that will yield 1 loaf + 1 tray of mini muffins or ~2 trays of regular sized muffins.)

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas

  • 1/4 c sugar (I typically use coconut sugar or honey)

  • 2 tbsp melted butter

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I mix almond flour and brown rice flour)

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp vanilla (or I use 1 scoop of vanilla Complete protein powder)

  • Cinnamon

Add-ins:

  • Chocolate chips 

  • Blueberries

  • Walnuts

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Melt the butter & stir in the coconut oil.

  3. Meanwhile, place the bananas in a mixer or large bowl & mash 

  4. Add the sugar.

  5. Once mixed, add the cooled melted butter/coconut oil mixture & then the eggs one at a time.

  6. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.

  7. Slowly add to the banana mixture.

  8. Once well mixed, add chocolate chips or other add-ins. (Feel free to top with more add-ins!)

  9. If making muffins, bake for ~16 mins. If making a loaf, bake approximately 30-35 mins or until center is cooked through.

  10. Allow to cool & then ENJOY!