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Three Cheers for Banana Bread!

Who doesn’t love a delicious banana bread?! We have a super easy, guilt-free recipe without refined sugar that we promise will be a hit among adults and the kiddos. Enjoy! 

Banana Bread

Recipe yields 1 loaf

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 1/2 medium or 2 large bananas)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice or water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

PREPARATION:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. 
  • Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. 
  • Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. 
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.

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