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My favorite banana bread recipe

Welcome back to my blog! In these uncertain and, for a lot of us, troubling times due to the CoVid-19, I wanted to report back with a yummy recipe that might brighten your day a little bit.

 

I enjoy baking a lot lately, as well as making some healthy drinks like the ginger and lemon tonic by Lydia Elise Millen. Even though my online uni classes are quite demanding- it feels like every professor feels like us students just sit around at home bored- I try to take some time for myself. And a lot of these times, I tried some recipes for banana bread. 

 

Unfortunately I don't remember the author of this recipe (if anyone knows, please just comment below), but it is so yummy and (almost) healthy that I had to share it with you. I made some tweaks, but I will indicate that in the recipe.

 

I prefer banana breads that don't have coconut oil in them just because the oil isn't necessarily the healthiest for you with its high amount of saturated fats. If you don't want to add the sugar, you can switch it up and use maple syrup or similar sweeteners. 

What you will need (in gr)

  • 110gr of oats
  • 140gr of flour
  • 50gr of sugar (the original recipe indicates 100gr of sugar which is way too sweet for me. Adjust it to your liking- if I use very ripe bananas I only use about 20gr. For this banana bread I used 35gr of sugar)
  • half a tablespoon of salt
  • half a tablespoon of cinnamon
  • half a tablespoon of baking powder
  • half a tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 40gr of walnuts (or any nuts you prefer- or no nuts if you don't like the taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 bananas (preferably ripe)
  • you can add a table spoon of vegetable oil, I don't see the necessity to add it. 

What you will need (in cups):

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 & 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (this is way too sweet for me. Adjust it to your liking- if I use very ripe bananas I use less than 1/4 cup)
  • half a tablespoon of salt
  • half a tablespoon of cinnamon
  • half a tablespoon of baking powder
  • half a tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of walnuts (or any nuts you prefer- or no nuts if you don't like the taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 bananas (preferably ripe)
  • you can add a table spoon of vegetable oil, I don't see the necessity to add it. 

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C /375°F
  • Grind the oats in a smoothie maker or similar to get a kind of oat flour from it
  • Chop the nuts into the size you prefer (I put mine into a food processor as well, I prefer them to be grounded)
  • Put all of the dry ingedrients in a mixing bowl (oats, flour, nuts, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder) and mix
  • Squash the bananas with a fork (you can also put them into the food processor, but I like to have little pieces of banana in the bread)
  • Put the eggs, vanilla extract and banana (and oil if you've decided to use that as well) in the same bowl as the dry ingredients
  • Mix 
  • Pour into a baking pan 
  • Leave it for approximately 45 min in the oven. I prefer to have a softer texture so I always put it in for 43 min exactly

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