Seriously Delicious Banana Bread
Yesterday I had a craving for banana bread, so I decided to try my special recipe again. The only other time I’ve ever made banana bread was a few months ago, and I couldn’t find a recipe that I loved. So I found lots of recipes that sounded alright and just kind of combined them. I honestly can’t even remember where I found them now. At any rate, I threw a bunch of stuff together and hoped for the best. What came out of my oven an hour later was nothing short of miraculous. So I quickly tried to recall everything that I had put in it and wrote it all down.
Worried that it could have been a total fluke, I wasn’t sure how the bread would turn out for a second time. Now that I’ve made it twice though, I think I can call it an official “recipe” and share it here with you. While I won’t delude myself into calling this a health food, it does have some redeeming qualities, including some whole wheat flour and flax seeds. But overall, I tend to think of (and eat this) as more of a dessert than anything else. It’s the perfect after-dinner treat.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnut chips
3 tsp ground flax seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 ripe, medium sized bananas
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
* A sprinkle of mini-chocolate chips- optional
First, combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then mash up your banana and add the remainder of the wet ingredients to a smaller bowl. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry, pour into your bread pan and bake for approximately 50-55 minutes. Bread is ready when it’s golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
Let bread cool for a few minutes. Before it has cooled all the way, remove one slice, slather it in butter, and enjoy! You will think you’ve died and gone to heaven. It’s seriously delicious!