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This was one of those special recipes I grew up on… every time the bananas overripened my mom would throw these ingredients together and fill the house with a decadent smell of roasted nuts and fresh baked bread. Her memories parallel mine in sentiment because this is what her mother (my grandmother) also used to do during her upbringing.
Well, that time came around today, I stared at those sad aging bananas… not wanting to eat any but not wanting them to go to waste. “Time for another loaf!” I thought to myself, but I’ve been on such a health kick lately… I needed to at least try to make it my own kind of healthy. So I followed my grandmother’s recipe and substituted healthy alternatives accordingly. Any diet forum will semi-appreciate my work, however I’m no pastry chef, I just pretend to be one by writing a food blog. Oh and also because apparently bread isn’t healthy anymore, at least for any raw, gluten, or vegans. Sorry folks. For the rest of you food lovers, just follow the recipe(s) below!
Ingredients (my alternative/healthy substitutions in italics)
- 3 overripe bananas
- 1 2/3 cup Flour (or Whole Wheat)
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Sugar (or Stevia)
- 1 cup Walnuts (or Almonds)
- 1 Egg, beaten (or 2 Egg Whites)
- 1/4 Vegetable Oil (or 1/3 cup Coconut Oil)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- (a handful of dark chocolate chunks)
- (1/4 cup flax)
Directions: Sift together the dry ingredients. Add 3/4 cup of the nuts and chocolate. Combine the remaining ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Stir only until the flour is moistened. Pour into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top of the loaf. Bake in a 350 oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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