healthy banana bread
it is safe to say that we do love eating. eating is one of our favourite pastimes. we also like hanging out with our friends, and this recipe goes so nicely with a cup of tea and a laugh among loved ones.
⅓ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2½ medium or 2 large bananas)
¼ cup milk (cow or almond are very nice in this)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
1¾ cups spelt flour
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
to do bit:
preheat oven to 170c and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
in a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together with a whisk. add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. (If your coconut oil solidifies on contact with cold ingredients, simply let the bowl rest in a warm place for a few minutes, like on top of your stove, or warm it for about 10 seconds in the microwave.)
add the baking soda, vanilla and cinnamon, whisk to blend. lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. gently fold your nuts in.
pour the batter into your greased loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing. serve with your favourite cup of tea from our organic range.