Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 C Unbleached All purpose flour
or any combo or GF flour
3/4 C sugar or dates or sweetener of your choice
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
2 TBS flax meal (optional)
1/2 – 3/4 C chopped walnuts
4 mashed very ripe bananas
Raw apple sauce of 1 apple, or 1/2 C store bought apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla, powdered cardamom, or spices of your choice (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, and dust* a bundt pan, or 2 loaf pans. If you plan on using a pressure cooker, see instructions below.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients and combine well.
  3. Make a well in the center and add mashed bananas and apple sauce little at a time until all dry flour is just incorporated.
  4. Fold in to combine, and do not over mix. Mixture should be more like a stiff dough. (Fold and cut, fold and cut…)
  5. Bake at 350F for 45-60 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.

*NOTE: DUSTING PAN
We need flour to stick to the surface of the pan. Water works well in place of oil. Just spray or apply water with a silicone brush. Then sprinkle flour on the water surface.

Replace bananas with cranberry-orange zest, zucchini-choc chip or other fruity combos.

Pressure cooker baking:

This cake can be baked in a stove top Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker.

  1. Line the pressure cooker with 1 inch table salt.
  2. Let it warm up on medium heat until batter is prepared.
  3. Put a ring in the center, and arrange cake in another vessel to sit on the ring.
  4. Cook for 45 mins to 1 hr. Check to see if knife inserted comes out clean.

Enjoy!

Leave a Reply, or share your own version of this recipe here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.