So as you all know (or even if you are new to reading this), I'm trying to live a more holistic life. This includes eating a diet that is meant to aid my body in self-healing, maintaining balance and energy, and get rid of toxins. I will go into detail on a later post about what that means for me!
For now, let us talk about the glorious super food banana bread. Ok, it doesn't really qualify as a super food, BUT banana bread has the potential to be a filling, healthy, delicious food that is great for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast. This particular B-bread happens to be vegan and soy free! Um, noms. So without further ado, here is the recipe:
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 6 tablespoons room temperature water
1/4 C olive oil
1/3 C sugar
2/3 C unsweetened organic applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 C smashed bananas (about)
2 C whole wheat flour
2 scoops of Stevia (I used the little spoon that came in the Stevia bottle)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts or chocolate chips (or both)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking dish. I used two loaf pans since I was making two different loafs.
Mix the flax seeds and water and set aside.
Combine olive oil, sugar, apple sauce, vanilla extract, and bananas. Mix well. I had a handy helper with strong arms to assist ;)
Mix the flax seed and water combination (it should be gooey like egg whites) into the wet ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, Stevia, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Slowly, add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir.it.up. Making sure all the dry ingredients have been "soaked up" by the wet ingredients.
Add your chocolate chips!
Or walnuts and cinnamon!
Pour batters into the loaf pans and put in the oven.
I baked these smaller loafs for about 25 minutes. If you are making one thick loaf, I recommend baking for 45 minutes! Always use a toothpick or butter knife to check the center if you are unsure. As long as it comes out clean (and not gooey) then you are good!
Let them cool (and let the aroma of delicious banana bread fill the air)
Then dig in! Can you tell which one Joe liked best? He loves chocolate.
This is so moist and delicious. The chocolate chip one is perfectly sweet while the cinnamon walnut is rich and hearty. I hope you enjoy!!!