I’ve learned that I don’t ever get tired of banana bread.
It’s probably my body making up for lost time because growing up, we never ate this bread. Our mother didn’t like it, (something I’ll never understand) so since it was never around, I never thought about it and hardly knew it existed.
Out of sight, out of mind.
When my husband and I were on a scenic drive on Maui during our honeymoon, we stopped at a local roadside shop for a little refreshment. We purchased a loaf of freshly made banana bread for the rest of our drive. It was one of the most delicious breads I’d ever tasted and since then, I’ve been hooked.
This new found love has led me to making banana bread quite a few times during our marriage. This most recent time, I tried making a version that’s even more healthy than it naturally is! This is a bread you could easily get hooked on.
Especially because it is so healthy that you could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The best part is that it’s so scrumptious, you’ll want to.
Super moist, super dense and super flavorful.
Sweetened only with fruit and filled with deliciously healthy ingredients like flax and coconut oil, this banana bread is a delightful blend of a sweet treat and a nutritious indulgence.
2 Large Ripe Bananas
3/4 cup Date Sugar
1/4 cup Applesauce
1/3 cup Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon Pink Salt
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Flax
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1 1/4 cup Brown Rice Flour
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mash soft, ripe bananas with date sugar until smooth. Add applesauce, milk, lemon juice, oil, salt and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, flax and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the wet and whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Pour in a 9 by 5 inch bread pan. Bake at 350 for 30-32 minutes. Check with a toothpick inserted in the center to be sure it’s done. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!