Monday, May 2, 2011

Banana Breakfast Bread

I've been trying for a while to find a great healthy banana bread recipe, and I think I've found one! I made this bread in a round cake pan in the hopes that it would cook faster, but you could probably cook it in a loaf pan for a bit longer.

Banana Bread with Almonds:

1/2 cup ground almonds
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana (2-3 medium bananas)
1/4 cup sucanat
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Topping (optional): greek yogurt or light cream cheese mixed with honey

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (1/2 cup ground almonds through 1/4 teaspoon salt)

3. In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients (1 cup mashed banana through 1/2 teaspoon almond extract)

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.

5.Pour the batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.

6. Bake for 35-38 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.


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