Aloha Everyone, Its been way too long since my last post but alas I am back with a pearler of a Banana Bread to share with you. If you know Bryson and I, you would know that we pretty much have a banana bread happening in our fridge and a back up in our freezer at most times. ADDICTED is an understatement.
Honestly though, its such an easy & tasty (and the way we make it: healthy) snack to have with a cup of coffee or like Bryson does most days – take a piece to work / school as a part of his lunch haul!
The best thing I find about banana bread, is that if you are transitioning over to a ‘clean’ way of eating, it still tastes unbelievably fantastic once you’ve swapped all the processed crap out and put back all the good stuff. Ive looked up some recipes and cant believe the amount of unnecessary sugar, butter, cream, etc that people are putting into whats naturally a really good thing.
Anyways, this recipe i did put raw Honey in, and by all means you can swap that out completely (just add some more applesauce for liquid volume), to amp up the sweetness without honey or your choice of sweetener, I totally recommend chopping up 4 or 5 Medjool Dates and mixing them through the batter… you wont regret that one bit, I promise.
Now, i usually use my Ninja Food processor / Mixer but this is WAY better if you keep it all chunky.. All that you will need, is one mixing bowl and one fork!! Oh the simplicity! I love it!
OK here it is:
Banana Aloha Bread
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cup Raw Honey
4 medium Over-ripe Bananas (if you cant wait, i understand – but over ripe is totally the key)
1/3 cup Egg whites (or 2 eggs or 2 ‘flax’ eggs for a vegan option)
1 1/2 cup Gluten Free Flour ( or whole wheat)
1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
A whole lot of Love!!
Method: (super duper easy peasy)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350.F or 180.C and lightly grease a loaf pan – I always use coconut oil
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the apple sauce, honey and egg whites with a fork. Break up the Bananas into chunks in the same bowl and using the fork – mash them up a bit – chunky is good so no need to get out any electric mixer. Now add the flour, baking soda and salt and fold it all together. Last, add the coconut and continue to fold. This should be very easy as it is a wet mixture
3. Pour batter into your loaf pan and Bake in oven for 45 -60 minutes – just check on it at 45 and monitor it from there on by sticking a skewer or the likes of, down the middle and when it comes out dry – we are done…
ONE BOWL – ONE FORK TO CLEAN UP – YES PLEASE!!!