Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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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

Ingredients

1/3 Cup melted Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Honey or Maple Syrup (genuine not flavoured)

2 Eggs

2-3 Bananas Mashed (depending on their size)

1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk 

1tsp Baking Soda

1tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Salt

1tsp Cinnamon 

1 1/2 Cup Wholemeal Flour

1/4 Cup Oats

Method

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.

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