What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Maybe yours is similar to mine. I resolve to limit processed foods, and artificial sweeteners from my diet. I have been 60 percent on plan for several months, but the holidays were tough on me. I’m aiming now to up my efforts and go from 60% to 80% of the time to eat as clean as possible.
Easier said then done. So I will start with the basics.
I will try to eat as much “real” food as possible and if I am going to indulge in a sweet treat from time to time, I will aim to get my sweet fix from fruits, and natural sweeteners like honey and agave nectar.
The good news is that I have found dozens of recipes for naturally sweetened treats. I have included my latest find. The most delicious, moist banana bread ever. It’s FABULOUS! The recipe is free of all processed sugar and can be made dairy free and gluten free, if you wish.
I hope you love this yummy bread as much as my husband and I did.
Here you Go…
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup of milk, almond milk, or water
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour (gluten free flour if you like)
- Optional, 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, carob chips
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and grease 9 x 5 loaf pan
In a large bowl, beat oil, honey, eggs, mix together then whisk in bananas and milk
Add baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and flour, (and extras if you i.e. nuts) use a large spoon and mix all ingredients together….don’t over stir, leave a few lumps in the batter.
Pour batter into your greased pan, sprinkle the top with more cinnamon
Bake for 55 to 60 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean
One loaf gives you 10 servings
Per serving: Calories 215, Fat 8.7 g, Sugars 16 g, Protein 4.3g,