Hooray it’s Friday! These past few days have been so wonky, leaving work in the middle of the week and coming out here has really thrown off my “clock.” But it’s a small price to pay for a beautiful weekend with family.
In the spirit of #TGIF and weekend celebration, I wanted to share this delicious and easy recipe. I mean, I have a huge sweet tooth. Like, when I watch people resist a 2nd cookie or piece of cake I am in awe of their self-control. Maybe one day I can be like that…but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen anytime soon.
Somehow we keep buying bananas under the impression we will actually eat them. But after two weeks, all I had to show was three brown bananas and four black ones. Something had to be done. So I whipped together this amazing banana bread–no cane sugar, no eggs. As pure as I could get it. Granted, it is still a dessert (so don’t be eating this for breakfast), but it’s probably 10x better for you than reaching for a Reeses peanut butter Easter egg (as temping as they can be).
Even though it has to bake for about 75-85 minutes, it’s actually a god-send. Infusing your home with a deliciously sweet, warm scent. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make and most of the ingredients you should have lying around your house. And at 165 calories a slice, you can barely feel guilty about indulging in this special little sweet.
- 4 medium overripe bananas
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spray 9 inch loaf pan.
- Mash bananas in a bowl (I used a fork, though you could puree them).
- Add applesauce, honey and oil to bananas.
- In separate bowl, mix together: flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Fold flour mixture into banana mixture. Mix evenly.
- Pour mixture into pan.
- Bake for 75-85 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
I hope all of you have a wonderful first weekend of spring! Mine will be filled with a trip to L.A., wedding dress shopping, Sprinkles ice cream, laying out by the ocean and a little bit of work (can’t help it!). Follow me on Instagram for updates! And enjoy a wonderful few days with (hopefully) warmer weather!