So one of the most requested recipes from you guys was a healthy banana bread. An easy recipe for a naturally sweetened banana bread full of walnuts and chocolate, what more could you want!! As with all my recipes you can pick an choose what you want to add into it, but I’m sure you have all gathered by now that I love chocolate and walnuts! You could add berries or simply leave it as a good old banana bread.
360g Whole Wheat Flour
1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
50g Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed
120g Greek Yogurt
2 Ripe Bananas, mashed
4 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
25g Dark Chocolate, chop into small pieces ( I use 81% Superieur Arriba from Lidl)
40g Walnuts, chopped
Small pinch of Himylayan Rock Salt
Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add in the butter and gently rub with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Make a well in the centre, add the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract and half of the milk. Stir until all the flour is mixed in. Fold in the chocolate and walnuts.
Pour mixture into lined baking tin, sprinkle some more walnuts and banana on top for decoration and brush on the remaining milk.
Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes. Check the bread using a skewer, if it comes out clean then it’s ready if not put back in the oven for a further 5 – 10 minutes.
I got 16 decent sized slices from this loaf. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or slice it and freeze it!
Calories per slice 156, P 3.4g, F 5.6g C 22.7g , Sugars 5.9g. Enjoy on it’s own or with some nut butter or my healthy choconut spread, recipe here.