It's time for back to school banana bread! Who's ready for a new school year? Not a student any longer? Go ahead and make it anyway! Banana bread for any occasion!
We aimed for a relatively healthy recipe. Despite its healthiness, this banana bread is scrumptious! Enjoy!
Ingredients: 2 cups flour (we did 50/50 all purpose and whole wheat, you can also do 100% of either) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 mashed, very ripe bananas 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts + garnish with a sprinkle of oats
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 2. In a separate bowl, mash bananas. Whisk in eggs, applesauce, sugar and vanilla. 3. Add wet ingredients into the dry. Mix with a spoon until just combined (seriously, do not over mix). 4. Fold in add-ins, if using. We made ours with chocolate chips and chia seeds. 5. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.