I have tried and tried several variations of healthy banana bread recipes and none have ever quite had the consistency I’ve been looking for. So, I took the recipe I had been using that was our favorite of the umpteen recipes I had made and tweaked them slightly on my own!
And ta-da! The “best banana bread you’ve made yet” said husband! That is always a win for any wife. Collins goes crazy over it so much so that I have to hide it in the cupboard out of sight for her to stop begging for more! It’s pretty cute actually how much she loves it and makes my mama heart so happy. Feeding my tribe is a small act every day that fills my heart as I am filling their tummies.
So here it is, give it a go, let me know how you like it or if you have any other ideas of how to improve it!
•3 very ripe bananas
•1/3 c drippy PB (I use cashew or almond)
•2 tbsp honey (can sub agave)
•1 c oat flour
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 tsp baking soda
•1 1/2 tsp Xanthum Gum
•Mini chocolate chips
*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees*
1. In a large bowl with hand mixer or kitchenaid mixer, mix together 3 very ripe bananas, 2 tbsp honey, 2 eggs, and 1/3 C cashew butter or any other drippy peanut butter (may need to microwave your PB for 15-20 seconds if it isn’t very drippy).
2. After wet ingredients are blended together, add in dry ingredients to wet ingredients- 1 C oat flour (I use Bob’s Redmill GF old-fashioned rolled oats and just blend those in a small ninja bullet for 10-15 seconds to make my oat flour), 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp Xanthum Gum (I also use Bob’s Redmill brand).
3. After wet and dry ingredients are mixed together, fold in your choice of extras (mini chocolate chips, blueberries, etc.) or leave as is. I usually make my breads with mini chocolate chips! I also usually add in a few shakes of rolled oats that I use to make my oat flour too.
3. In two greased small mini loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan, add in banana bread mixture.
4. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
That’s it! Super quick and easy with ingredients that won’t make you feel guilty about eating the entire loaf in just a couple days 😉. This recipe is GF, and if you’d like to make it DF also use DF chocolate chips or don’t add in chocolate chips at all!
I hope you like it just as much as we do! Happy baking friends!