Ok, so as some of you may know, cooking isn't our forte. Eating is.
But as we try to cut down on our waste and how much processed food we are eating, learning to cook things that can be made quickly is an easy way to start eating better.
We're also aware that often, recipes call for ingredients that we don't usually keep in our pantry or even at times, they can be costly so we've given you the option to decide how much you want to spend making this awesome banana bread.
This recipe has no oils or fat and is vegan as we've substituted these with apple sauce which also lets us cut down how much sugar we've added to this recipe. We also make our milk and apple sauce instead of buying them from the store.
- 4 Bananas (very ripe)
- Milk -100 ml *
- Apple Sauce - 1/2 Cup or Chia Seeds - 2 Tbsp **
- Oil - 1/2 Tsp to grease your pan (any kind)
- Cane Sugar -1 Cup (white or brown)
- Salt -1/2 Tsp
- Bicarbonate of Soda - 1 Tsp
- Flour - 2 Cups ***
- Dark Chocolate - 1 Cup (optional)
- Walnuts - 1 Cup (optional)
- Pumpkin Seeds - 1/4 Cup (optional)
* Visit our guide on how to make 10 different types of milk.
** To make your own apple sauce, cut up 4 apples and boil in 2 to 3 cups of water. Put in blender with 1 cup of water from the boiled apples and blend. Store in glass. Will last between 1 and 2 weeks.
*** Flour Tip: The last time we made this we used 2/3 Coconut Flour, 1/3 Buckwheat Flour and 1cup of Chickpea Flour which are all gluten free and are packed with nutrients such as iron and protein which you don't find in wheat flour.
- Turn oven on to 350 F.
- In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except for the walnuts, seeds and chocolate.
- You can either mix the wet ingredients in another bowl or add them straight to the dry ingredients.
- Once your mix is ready, add the walnuts and chocolate.
- Fill greased 2x4 tin 2/3 of the way.
- Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.
- Let cool down before cutting.
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