Banana Bread

It is time for me to share one of my favourite bread recipes. It is in the sweet-bread category along with pumpkin bread, lemon loaf and zucchini bread! It is amazing and due to the fact that it is a ‘bread’ you should definitely enjoy it with a good layer of butter!
It is a pretty cool recipe since it doesn’t hold any cows milk or eggs and it has a minimum of honey and oil to work the ‘cakey’ magic! You could easily make it vegan as well, just by using agave syrup, almond milk and leaving out the chocolate. This way everybody can stay for the Banana Bread Party and have a piece of the insanely delicious loaf!

The bread is very easy to make, and it is a wonderful treat on any rainy day! If you leave out the chocolate it will be perfect at the breakfast and brunch table as well.. it’s soo good toasted and served with a hot cup of coffee, and with a breakfast like this you’ll survive even the longest days!
So if you like me feel like being cozy and spoiling yourself and your loved once with a healthy and sweet treat, this is the perfect recipe!

Banana Bread (adapted from My New Roots)
Makes 1 medium sized loaf

5 medium/large ripe bananas
1 cup refined flour
1 cup whole grain flour
5 Tbsp oil (30 g)
3 Tbsp honey/maple syrup (50 g)
1/4 cup milk, any kind will work (60 g)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract/ beans from 1/2 pod
3/4 cup nuts and seeds (100 g) I normally use hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds & walnuts
1 cup chopped chocolate (100 g) –  Optional

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350   °F/175   °C.
2. Combine milk, oil, honey, vanilla and banana and use a hand held blender to blend everything together, or add it to a regular blender and pulse until creamy.
3. Mix all of the dry ingredients and add them to the banana mix while stirring. Add chopped nuts and chocolate and mix well.
4. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan (4 x 8) and bake in oven for 50 – 60 min. Start checking the cake at 40 min, it will be done when a pin comes out clean.

Let the cake cool a bit and enjoy with a lovely cold, organic butter, so good!!