So as promised I'm going to post the recipe for the banana bread I made this Sunday but first lets cover off what I ate. To be honest it wasn't much. I was sick the night before and seriously weak on Sunday so I nibbled on some fruits for most of the day.
Then for dinner I made this:
A fillet of wild Pacific salmon with a balsamic reduction, a small amount of whole wheat pasta, and the star of the meal - spicy garlic kale! To make the kale I first boiled it until soft. Next I heated a small amount of olive oil in a pan, added finely chopped garlic and allowed it to infuse the oil. Then came the kale. Sautee all together and add some red pepper flakes to taste. Season with salt and pepper and voila! :o) My personal favourite is to cook broccolini this way!
But really we all know you're here for the banana bread - and here it is!
I adapted this recipe from the banana bread recipe found in Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook; Here is my version . . .
1 teaspoon of baking soda
a pinch of salt
3 large free-range eggs
1 cup of raw cane sugar - preferably fair trade (turbinado would work well too)
1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
3 large ripe mashed bananas
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup of blanched almond slivers (or any nut of your choosing)
1/2 cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze
Nonstick cooking spray
1 - Preheat your oven to 350F
2 - Coat two loaf pans with cooking spray
3 - Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in large bowl
4 - Using a whisk mix the eggs, sugar, and apple sauce until just combined
5 - Add flour mixture to the eggs/sugar/apple sauce
6 - Add the vanilla, bananas, coconut, nuts, and Almond Breeze - whisk until combined
7 - Divide batter evenly
8 - Bake for approximately 50-55 minute or until tester inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean
And the results!?!? WOW!!! Seriously I was beyond impressed. I more than cut the sugar in half. And it didn't have a drop of oil. I was expecting it to be potentially dry or bland. Not at all!!!
This Healthy Coco-nutty Banana Bread is a complete winner!!! Give it a try bloggies - you won't be sorry!!!!