So this is my first ever blog post. I am excited to see where this goes. I am ready to get knee deep into a big mess of flour and butter and discover new food.
I'm here to learn. This is my learning space.
There is no doubt I will fail sometimes. Those unsuccessful experiments will probably never make it onto this blog but still be consumed by my loving boyfriend. I should have mentioned that this man is the main inspiration and consumer of my creations. Not a very harsh critic though. My boyfriend lives/eats by two rules. Mottos. Laws. If it’s savoury it has to be spicy hot. Like fiery hot. The kind of hot that makes him cry. And if it’s sweet it must contain chocolate.
But I’m working on this. Don’t worry, he will learn to love a good dessert that has fresh fruit in it.....
I am a huge fan of Banana bread. I would have no problem whatsoever with eating this moist, rich and flavorful cake (let's not fool ourselves....it's cake) for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
But Summer is here (even in Ireland) and I really really want to wear pretty dresses and short shorts and butter is not exactly the best friend of skinny thighs.
So I made the ultimate guilt-free super healthy banana bread. Seriously....that's as healthy as it gets.
I used a tiny loaf pan, for a normal 9x5 loaf pan you would probably have to double the recipe.
Super-Healthy Banana Bread
1 big mashed overripe banana
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
2 tbsp honey
A pinch of salt
3/4 cup coconut flour *
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup spelt flour **
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Mix together the banana, egg and yogurt.
Combine all the dry ingredients.
Mix the two mixtures together.
Bake it for at least 45-50 minutes at 180C.
Check with a fork if the dough is cooked through. If it comes out clean, you're all good. But leave it in the oven for a couple of minutes longer anyway because you don't want your Banana bread too soggy.
*Coconut flour is amazing. You should totes get some coconut flour if you don't have it at home already. It contains more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff than normal plain flour. It is gluten-free, full of fiber, protein and the good fats. In this recipe it works very well as a substitute.
**Again, spelt flour is healthier than plain flour because it contains more fiber, but feel free to use normal all-purpose flour instead.