Banana Bread-Comfort Food

For starters, I apologize for my brief hiatus, I have been focusing on me a bit for the last few weeks and just haven’t been really feeling like taking photos of myself, you know what I’m saying?? Don’t worry though, I promise there will be plenty of budget friendly outfit inspo coming to you very,very soon!  With that said, what to do when life gives you brown bananas?? Make banana bread, DUH! I LOVE warm banana bread when it just comes out of the oven. It is a perfect balance of a dessert, snack, and breakfast food. It’s full of good-for-you whole grains, nuts, and bananas. I loveeeee having this in the morning with my tea! I know many of us are trying to stick to our new year resolutions but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all the good tasting foods out there.You just need to make a few easy substitutions to a recipe and honestly, 99% of the time, you can’t even tell the difference. The original recipe was given to me by a friend, but I tweaked it and made it a bit healthier. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3-4 RIPE bananas, mashed
  • Good quality caramel sauce for drizzling (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter
  • Add in eggs, one at a time
  • Gradually add in the flour, baking soda and salt
  • Add in the mashed bananas
  • Add 1/2 cup of walnuts (if desired)
  • Grease 2 large loaf pans (or 4 small ones) and pour in mixture about 2/3 from the top. –>Side note*You may have more mixture left over depending on how big your bananas are so have an extra loaf pan handy 😉
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the top springs back. Remember every oven is different so keep any eye on them when it gets to the 45 minute mark.

 

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