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Wholewheat banana bread

23 October 2014

If you’re a banana lover like me, you know that feeling of having to mourn yet another bruised banana that didn’t make the kill. Lol.

Well mind you, our mushy, overripe friends have a rather large array of culinary possibilities if given a second life.

Banana bread is in my sense, mothers nature answer to a seemingly disastrous situation.

As much as some traditional recipes can be rather high in calories and fat, there are several alternatives more suitable for a healthy lifestyle. From vegan options, or more creative fruit mixes, there’s definitely a loaf for every overly ripe banana.

In today’s recipe, I’ve used whole wheat flour and syrup, added a handful of toasted chopped chestnuts and cashews for nuttier texture, and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg for an oriental taste.

So basically, not only does this banana nut bread use less sugar than a traditional recipe, it’s loaded with fibre and heart-healthy omega-3s for a great morning pick-me-up.

So this is what you’ll be needing :

Ingredients :

100g Low-fat butter
140g wholemeal flour
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 mashed overripe bananas
4 tbsp syrup
3 large eggs, beaten
150ml low-fat natural yogurt
25g chopped chestnuts and cashews (and/ or dried raisins optional)
A pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg

Method :

1. Heat oven to 150C.

2. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking parchment (allow it to come 2cm above top of tin). Mix the flours, bicarb, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, 3/4 of the nuts, raisins (optional) and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the bananas, syrup, eggs and yogurt. Quickly stir into dry ingredients, then gently fold into the baking tin and sprinkle with the leftover nuts, if using.

4. Bake for 1 hr 10 mins to 1 hr 15 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean

5. Set aside to cool in the cake tin on a wire rack.

6. Serve warm or at room temperature, with low-fat spread, your favorite jam or a slice or two of cheddar cheese.

That’s all folks. Happy Humpday to you all!

Love Teekay xxx

Simple list of ingredients for a Maxi result

Simple list of ingredients for a Maxi result

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Overripe bananas & nuts make for a great combo

Overripe bananas & nuts make for a great combo

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Taadum!

Taadum!

Sweet, Spicy banana goodness

Sweet, Spicy banana goodness

Serving suggestion :)

Serving suggestion 🙂


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Comments

  1. blogmoninstant

    3 November 2014 at 1:17 PM Reply

    Hi love !

    Oh my Gosh, you just made me starve those. Seriously, stop tempting me so much ! Haha ! That looks absolutely delicious and I love how healthy of a recipe it is, yet so yummy ! Let me tell you that the result is beautiful, it looks so sweet and crunchy, I wanna try !
    It’s perfect for breakfast so you can get energized for the day !

    Loved it, once again, but hey : no surprise here !

    Love you tons beautiful. You seriously are talented.

    God bless you. ♥

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