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Recipe: My Favourite Banana Bread

One of my core beliefs around healthy living is that we need to learn how to indulge healthfully and not deprive ourselves of our favourite foods...because there is absolutely no way that I am going the rest of my life without a slice of banana bread to accompany my coffee! (I have a slight obsession with baked goods and coffee).

When we can still have our favourite 'treats' and at the same time nourish our bodies from the ingredients we use, it's win-win. It keeps us from feeling deprived and as a result helps to keep us on track. Not to mention, stops us from binging on the not-so-good-for-you treats (which often leads to the not-so-nice-to-you self talk).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 very ripe bananas

  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted (or sub with grass fed butter)

  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1.5 cups sprouted spelt flour

* can play around with the flours (using all spelt or subbing for gluten free flour if preferred, I've made with almond flour and it turned out well).

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat over in to 350 F (175 C) and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.

  3. Add in all other wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.

  4. Stir in salt and baking soda.

  5. Finally, mix in the flour.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 1hour (check at 50 mins) or until an inserter comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven and cool completely on rack.

  9. Slice and serve (with coffee!) 😊

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