Goooood morning! I’m feeling quite bubbly today – so beware of corny statements, jokes, etc.
Last night, I told you guys that I was going to make some banana bread. Well, I did. It’s healthy and delicious.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oat flour (1 cup of oats, ground)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup sunflower butter (any nut butter would work)
1/2 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl combine the whole wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl combine the mashed bananas, sunflower butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth. Gradually add in the flour. Transfer to a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 -55 minutes, or until a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.
My oven happens to be a beast and cooks crazy fast (this isn’t a good thing people, especially when you’re making cookies) so mine only cooked about 45 minutes. Most ovens will probably take a little longer.
Straight outta the oven. You know I ate that slice… and some. I was shocked at how moist this bread came out, considering I used sunflower butter for the fat. It has a great, whole grain texture and a beautiful dark color.
This morning, I was running a little late for my 8 am class so a piece of banana bread it was to go.
I wish I had time to heat it up because to me, its just so much better that way.
A clementine in the library for me, as I wait for my second class at 10. I will go home for lunch and then I have my Experimental Foods lab at 1.
I’m off to get on a university computer to print some notes out! Have a great day!
Question: What is your favorite way to eat a piece of banana bread?