Carrot Arugula Salad With Fig, Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread RecipeCheese & Avocado

Billy Rogers

3 very ripe large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cup mashed banana) 2 eggs, at room temperature (very important to be at room temp) ⅓ cup (104g) pure maple syrup (do not use honey) ½ cup (113g) plain or vanilla greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% is best)

Ingredients

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1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ¾ cup (198g) whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (85g) butter, melted and cooled** (you can also use olive oil or melted and cooled coconut oil but I prefer butter)

Ingredients

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pan with parchment paper and grease the inside of the pan to prevent sticking.

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In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, eggs, maple syrup, greek yogurt and vanilla extract to a bowl until well combined.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

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Next, mix in the melted and cooled butter (or coconut oil). At this point you can fold in an of the following: ½ cup chopped walnuts or ½ cup chocolate chips (or both!).

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Add banana bread batter into prepared pan. Optional but not required: split a banana down the middle vertically then add on top of the batter or just add banana slices on top, side by side. 

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Once bread is cool, cut into 12 slices. Serve with nut butter spread on top for a healthy snack or breakfast on the go.

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