Now and then you see a few bananas in your kitchen with an unappealing brown colouring. What do you do when life gives you ripe banana’s? Make banana bread!
There are actually plenty of good things you could make with ripe bananas, but I was craving a good old banana bread.
I researched a few moist options but there was always butter and/or processed sugar added. I love to cheat using butter but it really doesn’t have to be that way. With these tweaks I was able to get a moist, sweet, delicious banana bread that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 (medium size) ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
Opt. toppings: dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a loaf pan and set aside, I use coconut oil and a dusting of flour.
Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mash the ripe bananas. Add the apple sauce and mix together. Next add the eggs and mix. Lastly, add the vanilla and maple syrup.
Add the wet mixture to the flour bowl and mix until just combined. No not over mix. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
Bake for 50 minutes or until the loaf is nicely browned and a toothpick comes out clean.