Banana Bread

I really like banana bread.  But I do NOT like fake-tasting, dry, sugary banana bread.  This recipe is mostly from the old LLL Whole Foods for the Whole Family cookbook, with a few little changes thrown in.  It is moist, low-sugar compared to most banana breads, made with whole wheat flour, and tastes like real food.  🙂  Be sure not to cook it too long, or it will dry out.

1 1/3 – 1 1/2 c. mashed ripe bananas; about 3 large ones
1/3 c. melted butter or oil; I prefer either butter or coconut oil
1/2 c. honey
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips and/or shredded coconut, optional

Whisk oil and honey together.  Add eggs and vanill and mix well.  Stir in bananas.  In a seprate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add to wet ingredients.  Whisk in water.  Stir in nuts, chips, coconut, etc.  Pour into a greased 9×5 pan for 50 – 60 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.

Freezes really well! 

And tastes yummy with cream cheese, butter, or peanut butter on top. 

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One Response to Banana Bread

  1. Mike says:

    Great site. I keep finding new and interesting things here.

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