Having your cake and cheating it!
Bursting with fibre, B vitamins, potassium and low GI to boot but this banana bread could be cake it’s so good! Adding nut butter gives this a protein kick also, making it ideal for a hurried breakfast.
I’ve never eaten banana bread before! Well I have now……well actually I’ve eaten half a loaf so far and I’ll definitely be baking and eating this bread much more in the future. It’s delicious, healthy and so easy – winner!
It’s best to use really ripe bananas so this is great if you’re trying to use up old battered ones.
I stumbled across the recipe on The Healthy Foodie blog with a claim that this loaf is the best banana bread EVER. Well if I’m going to try this for the first time what better recipe to choose than the tastiest banana bread EVER!
But I can’t say whether this is the best banana bread in the world because it’s the only banana bread I’ve tried. It’s a great place to start though! Well actually it’s a gloriously tasty place to start, so tasty I doubt I’ll even try another!
I adore bread and love bananas and this loaf fools me into thinking I’m eating cake but in actual fact there’s no sugar or bad fat involved. Bonus.
Have a great day.
Banana Spelt Bread
(makes 12 slices)
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup raisins
2 medium bananas
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 vanilla pod, deseeded
coconut, to sprinkle on top
- Pre-heat oven to 175 ºC. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- Mash bananas in a larger bowl, add the egg, buttermilk, vanilla.
- Use a spatula to combine wet and dry ingredients fully without over stirring.
- Transfer mixture to a greased loaf tin. Sprinkle with coconut and place in the centre of the oven for 1 hour or just under. Use a toothpick to check if it’s cooked through.