Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
I am the queen of snacking. I'm that girl who's full after just a few bites but is hungry again a few minutes later, I just love to graze. A fact that doesn't always help me when I'm working from home so it's important that I always have lots of healthy snacks available to stop me eating... well whatever is in the pantry or fridge.
I've always been fairly healthy and I try to stay away from processed sugar but I do still get sugar cravings so lately I've become interested in using natural sweeteners in my food. Enter my banana bread recipe. I've been making this regularly. It's a great snack and there's no guilt because it's low in calories and uses maple syrup or honey to sweeten it so there is no sugar!
Serves 12 | 200 Calories per slice
1/3 Cup melted Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Honey or Maple Syrup (genuine not flavoured)
2-3 Bananas Mashed (depending on their size)
1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk
1tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cup Wholemeal Flour
1/4 Cup Oats
Pre-heat oven to 165 degrees celsius (I use a fan forced oven)
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. I like to give it a quick stir through to make sure everything is combined well.
In a seperate bowl I like to add the eggs first and whisk in the remaining wet ingredients ending with the mashed banana which I stir in roughly.
Then I add the dry ingredients to the wet mix and stir together. This doesn't need to be stirred well, just enough so that it's combined. This is also a great time to ad anything extra you might like such as choc chips, craisins or walnuts (keep in mind this will change the calorie content), my personal favourite is a handful of dark choc chips.
Transfer the mis into a baking dish, I use a loaf dish approximately 23cm x 13cm.
Bake for 50-55mins, use a fork to check the centre is cooked.