The Banana Bread Obsession

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I have become obsessed with baking banana bread… I’ve been baking at least two loaves a week for the past month and a half. It’s just too easy!!

I haven’t been measuring my ingredients and as a result I’ve had a few loaves turnout better than others… but really, you can’t go wrong!

I’ve baked paleo banana bread (substituting ground almonds and/or flaxseed for flour), banana bread with avocado and traditional banana bread with white flour.

I’ve learnt a lot in the process – so here are my tips for baking delicious varieties of banana bread…

These ingredients, you need:

  • 3-4 bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 cups of flour (can substitute with ground almonds or ground flaxseeds)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Toss these in as you wish – in order of my preference:

  • Dried fruit (dates or apricot are my favourite)
  • Mixed seeds
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Avocado (blended smooth)
  • Honey
  • Chocolate chips

Learn from my mistakes:

  • Don’t add too many optional ingredients in… stick to a variety that is no greater than three
  • Don’t add too many sweet optional ingredients to the mixture. Try to find a balance between the sweet (dried fruit/ honey etc) and the more neutral ingredients (nuts/ seeds)
  • Many recipes call for granulated sugar and butter… to keep your snack healthy, stay away from these options
  • Do not exceed 4 bananas for one loaf – things get mushy!

Have fun! Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350°F (or 175°C) x

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