I don’t know about you but sometimes I chant for my bananas to get ripe. Ripe nanner dances, chants… sometimes you just need to do it.
There’s something about banana bread which just makes the world feel right. Even though it’s a dessert, the fact it has bananas in it just makes me feel like it’s okay to eat half a loaf of “slivers”. I like to eat bananas every way… Green Yellow Brown Spotted or nice, black, and mashed with a fork to make delicious recipes. Personally, I think bananas taste the best when there is just 1-5 brown spots on them. NO MORE THAN 5. Lol, joking… Kinda.
I found this banana bread recipe a while ago and have been using it since. It’s SO healthy (besides the fact banana bread isn’t the worst thing for you to eat to begin with) and it’s really simple. I love, love, love to smear it with peanut butter or greek yogurt with a little bit of cinnamon & syrup on top. Yummmm. Plus, I can always just slice it and take it to class with me as a snack, so that’s another plus in my book!
Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf
-3 Medium, mashed ripe bananas
-2 eggs (I used 1/2 cup EggBeaters)
-1/3 cup Unsweetened applesauce
-1/2 cup honey
-1 tsp Vanilla
-1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
– 2 tsp Cinnamon (I used a tablespoon or more because I love cinnamon)
-1 tsp Nutmeg (I used a little more)
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 cup hot water
-Optional: Pecans, choccie chips, walnuts, etc.
Bake @ 350.
In one bowl,
Mix applesauce and honey together.
Add eggies. Add nanners and vanilla. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
Fold mixture into wet ingredients.
Stir in baking soda and hot water.
Fold in topping(s).
Spread into a greased bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. (Or when toothpick comes out clean)
half of the loaf 😉
One night I decided I didn’t feel like making pancakes (The Horror). So, I decided to make banana bread french toast from slices of banana bread. Just mixed some egg whites, OJ, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a splash of milk. Dip and cook. Easy peasy.
And if this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
What is your favorite bread?
Mine is definitely a good pumpkin bread or a banana bread with choccie chips.
What are some of your favorite protein cookies/protein snack recipes?
I’ve been looking but I want legit ones. I always just find recipes but never bake them so I never know where I see them. 😦 Just salivate over them. Growl. This is changing, though.
Has Libby’s pumpkin been spotted yet?!?!?!
Happy Friday. I will be doing homework all weekend! 🙂