I have a confession: I’m in love with bread. Especially banana bread that melts in your mouth and makes your stomach do a little happy dance.
Banana bread has been part of my recipe repertoire since the beginning of my cooking career. And by career I mean baking for my friends in the comfort of my own home. After many batches of “recipe.com” banana bread, I decided to venture out and create my own version. I have been experimenting in order to create the most perfect, moist (yes I went there), and sweet banana bread in the land, and I think I have finally achieved it.
Unlike grandma’s banana bread, this recipe contains roasted bananas. Baking them in the oven brings out their natural caramelized sweetness, therefore yielding a sweeter batter without added sugar. My roasted banana bread is also given a protein boost from the greek yogurt. So eat this to get big. Banana bread=muscles. Just go with it.
Caramelized Banana Bread
Yields 1 loaf or 12 muffins
- 2 bananas
- 1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup oats ground into a flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 15 vanilla stevia drops*
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 apple sauce (If your feeling ambitious use THIS recipe ☺)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 sliced banana (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut two bananas into large chunks and roast for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Knock down oven temperature to 350 F.
- Meanwhile, mix flax and water in a small bowl and set aside to gel.
- Mix ground oats, flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine roasted banana chunks, greek yogurt, flax/water mixture, apple cider vinegar, apple sauce, stevia, vanilla extract, and almond milk in a bowl. Slowly mix into dry ingredients.
- Pour mixture into a parchment lined/sprayed loaf pan. Top with 1 sliced banana.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Eat immediatly or store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
*maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar can also be used to sweeten
Now tell me:
- What is your go-to recipe?
- Are you a banana bread fan?