Nutty Banana

A44D95A5-A78C-4783-8CBB-53CC0ED590A0I had lots of ripe bananas and I was craving something baked. The logic thing to do would be to bake a banana bread and that is exactly what I did! I didn’t plan it, so I created a recipe with things that I had. As soon as you collected all your ingredients it’s actually a very easy recipe. Anyone can make it! I already have a banana bread recipe on my blog (Bananananana), but having 2 is not going to hurt anyone. This one is made with nuts and a secret ingredient: almond flour! It honestly is the best banana bread that I’ve ever made. Banana bread and nuts are just such a good combination. I ate it with greek style yogurt from Oatly (hugely recommend this!!), some organic maple syrup and toasted coconut and it was sooo good! I hope you will enjoy it as well!

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Makes: 8 slices.

Dry ingredients:
1,5 cup flour
1/3 cup (rolled) oats
1/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup of (coconut) sugar
1/3 cup chocolate drops (optional)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup flakes almond
1 cup nuts* (chopped)

Wet ingredients:
4 (very ripe) medium bananas (mashed)
flax egg**
1/3 cup plant based milk
1/3 cup melted coconut oil/butter
1/2 tbs vanilla extract

Extra:
butter/oil for greasing
1 ripe banana (sliced)
cream/greek style yogurt (optional)
maple syrup (optional)
toasted coconut (optional)

*tip: walnuts/pecans!
**mix 2 tbs flaxseed + 3 tbs plant based milk and set aside
for about 5 min.

Tip: Use a stroke of baking paper (with the width of the baking tin you are using) underneath the banana bread, so you can lift it out of the baking tin easily when it’s ready.

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients together.
-Mix all the wet ingredients together.
-Mix the dry and the wet ingredients together.
-Grease a baking tin and pour the batter in the tin.
-Place the sliced banana on the top and press it lightly into the batter.
-Place in the middle of the oven for about 50-55 min.
-Let it cool down, before slicing.
-Eat with cream/greek style yogurt, maple syrup and toasted coconut.

Are you going to make this banana bread? It’s a great thing to make and to share! Please show me your creation by tagging me on Instagram with @freedomevermore. Thank you! X

Bananananana

Out of all the baking, I think I make banana bread most often. It’s a great thing to make when you have ripe bananas (which I always have), it’s easy and everyone loves it. This is why it is so so weird that there isn’t a single banana bread recipe on my blog yet! How is this even possible?? That needed to change. So I made my favourite ever banana bread, to share it with you. I think it’s a great autumn recipe too, with lots of delicious cinnamon. I do not always feel like it, but you can also add 1/2 a tsp of ginger powder or all spice, to get the taste of autumn a little bit more. It’s up to you! This banana bread recipe is free from refined sugar and made with coconut oil. I don’t think I will ever call it healthy, but let’s say that it is not that bad for you. Unless you eat it with (plant based.. duhh!) vanilla ice cream, like I often do (sooo good!). Just an extra tip.. after it is all cooled down, slice it up and freeze them separately. This way you can have a fresh slice of banana bread for snack whenever you want to.

BANANANANANA

Serves: 8-10

Dry Ingredients:
1,5 cup flour
2 tbs custard powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1,5 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Wet ingredients:
1 cup medjool dates
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup oat milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs ground flaxseed

Extra:
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 tbs pumpkin seeds
2 tbs sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup raisins
1 small banana (finely chopped)
1/3 cup chocolate (chopped, optional)
1 banana (cut in length, optional)

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients.
-Mix all the wet ingredients and slowly mix this into the dry ingredients.
-Mix in all the extra things, except the banana you’ve cut in length.
-Grease a baking tin and divide the banana bread mixture in the tin.
-Put the cut banana on top and press it lightly into the mixture.
-Put it in the oven for 55-65 min.
-Let it cool down before slicing it up. 

Do you love banana bread? It’s a great thing to make and to share! Please show me your creation. You can do this by tagging e or by using #planetmanel. Thank you! X