Baking, decorating, family…all the things that fill the holidays with joy. Join our Entangled authors as they share a little something special from their home during the holidays.
Spiced Banana Bread recipe with Stefanie London
This is a household favourite in the cooler months. While baking, it fills the apartment with a wonderful scent. I serve warm with a little butter and a cup of coffee. It’s the ultimate treat to warm you up!
I love this recipe for a few reasons. One, it’s the perfect way to use up bananas that have gone a little too ripe to eat as is. I peel my bananas when they get to this point, pop them into a freezer bag and leave them in my freezer until I want to make a smoothie or banana bread. Give them a few minutes to thaw and you’ll find they’re super easy to mash.
The other reason I love this recipe is because it’s pretty healthy as far as Christmas treats go. It’s sweetened naturally with maple syrup (or you could use honey) and the bananas. I use whole wheat flour to give it more fibre and the spices add great flavour without the use of artificial flavours.
You will need…
- A loaf pan greased with some spray oil or coconut oil
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
⅓ cup coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup
2 large bananas (mashed)
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon spices of your choice (I use a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg, or you could try pumpkin pie spice etc.)
1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
Follow the instructions on the Cookie & Kate blog: https://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-banana-bread-recipe/
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