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Healthy Banana Bread (version 2), better

October 31, 2017

This is a tastier version of a healthy banana bread than this previous one I posted here and also from the same blogger.   I made this several days ahead of when we ate it and the chocolate chips included kept it pretty moist. 

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45-60 min
Total Time: 75 min
Yield: 1 loaf, 12ish slices
Taste: Medium

 

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cup mashed very ripe banana (about 3 medium bananas)
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (can also use melted butter or avocado oil)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey (I used honey)
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or can use white whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional add-ins: ½ cup chopped walnuts, ½ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup coconut flakes or 3/4 cup fresh fruit

PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease a 8×4 inch pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Add mashed banana, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup (or honey), Greek yogurt and vanilla extract to a large bowl and mix well until smooth and well combined.
  3. Next add in the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Fold in any of the following: ½ cup chopped walnuts, ½ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup coconut flakes or 3/4 cup fresh fruit.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

NOTE, TO MAKE MUFFINS: Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or use liners. To be safe, you can spray the inside of the liners too. Prepare muffin batter as directed, then divide evenly between liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until tester comes out clean.

SOURCE: Ambitious Kitchen

 

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