It’s a beautiful day – play this song and take your vitamins. Then make banana bread. I don’t know if it’ll be something that motivates you, but truth to be told, I think that over the last two weeks or so, 50% of my intake has been consisting of different varieties of this bread. Of the other 50%, 25% has probably been fruit and vegetable juices… I feel great. Anyway, and this should motivate you, this item was the first to sell out at our school bake sale last week. So let’s cut to the chase.
Mash 3 bananas
mix with 2 tbsp of agave nectar (or other syrup),
0.6 dl apple sauce,
0.6 dl canola/sunflower/coconut oil,
1.2 dl brown unrefined sugar (or a little less if you want it healthier, works best if your bananas are super ripe because then they add more sweetness),
1 tsp cinnamon,
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg,
about 1/4-1/2 tsp salt.
optional: grated zest from an orange (wash it first!)
Then, add about 4.5 dl whole wheat (!) flour and
3/4 tsp baking soda (if you don’t have that, you need to use about three times as much baking powder. In the Netherlands, get baking soda at Etos, in Sweden, get it at the regular store, it’s called bikarbonat)
Lastly, add about 1.5 dl of whatever floats your boat, for instance:
chopped pieces of dark chocolate, almonds, walnuts, apricots, dates, raisins.. Or a mix of some. It’s retarded, but I usually make different varieties depending on what I’ll be doing.. Special occasions get chocolate, physical activities get nuts and dried fruit, the everyday bread gets only dried fruit (because I put raw nut butter on top of it.. which is also something you should make).
Put into a bread pan that you’ve put oil in before, and also sprinkled with shredded coconut or coarsely ground almonds or other nuts. Then, sprinkle the top with more brown sugar to get that amazing crust. AAAAAH! Oven! 180 degrees for 40-50 minutes! Probably 45, then, but do check at 40… Now, me and these banana date scones I just made are going to go to school. Study Sunday funday.
By the way, if you cut this bread into about 12 pieces, they have about 200 kcal per slice, 3.5 g of fiber, about half your daily need of omega 6, 3.5 g of protein.. Yeah that’s all I can remember from my past nutritional analysis. Now I’m going to go. Peace.