Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I had 3 very ripe bananas sitting on the counter, so I made some of my really yummy and healthy Banana Bread. Here is my recipe:
BANANA "NUT" BREAD
Pre-heat oven to 325 F
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons flax seed (freshly ground- I do it in a little coffee grinder)
1 teaspoon powdered kelp
1/3 cup hot water
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted in a skillet (If you don't toast them, they turn green when baked.)
Sift the dry ingredients together.
In a separate bowl, mix the oil and honey.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Then, add the bananas and mix well.
Now, to the banana mixture, add the dry ingredients (not the sunnies yet) alternately with the hot water and mix well. Then, mix in the sunflower seeds.
Butter a medium sized loaf pan, and spread the batter in it. Bake for 55 - 60 minutes, and test with a toothpick that you stick in the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, then the banana bread is done.
Cook for 10 minutes in the pan and then on a cooling rack or towel (have you ever noticed that some recipes you read say, "a clean towel?" Good grief! Do they think we'd use a soiled towel?)
When cool, slice, wrap and keep it in the fridge. Serve with butter. Oh, my, this is good!
Of course, the kelp powder and flax seed are optional. And you can change out the flour and sweetener if you wish. This is just the way I prefer to make it. If you don't use the flax seed, then reduce the hot water to 1/4 cup.