Bananas are my go-to pre- and post-workout snack so I always keep a bunch or two in the house. The warm weather is making my nanners turn spotty and soft before I have a chance to eat them. I have already enjoyed some Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes and am too banana smoothied out to whip out the blender again, but I didn't want these bananas to go to waste. It was time to whip up some banana bread. Here is a healthy breakfast option that's so sweet and moist, you'll want to devour it for an after-dinner treat.
To see my easy recipe for this delicious Banana Apple Chunk Bread that's vegan and also low-fat, keep on reading.
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Since moving to Australia I have discovered one of the main things that sets Aussies apart from Kiwis when it comes to culinary preferences — banana bread! It's everywhere and so very addictive. I've come to the conclusion that the reason banana bread is so popular in Australia and almost non-existent in New Zealand is due to the rate that bananas ripen and become inedible, yet suitable for baking in Australia. Just a theory. So of course I had to find a perfect recipe to make at home. I'm not sure if this is perfect, but if it isn't I'd love for you to share your recipes with me!
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Warmer weather makes bunches of bananas turn brown quicker, so before you have to throw them away, freeze them to use for smoothies or banana bread. Just unpeel your nanner, wrap it in plastic wrap, and pop it in the freezer. You can add the frozen banana right to the blender for a fruit smoothie, and for banana bread or muffins, allow them to thaw first. It's a helpful time- and money-saver.
Normally when I watch Top Chef, I imagine eating the dishes, but never think about making them. Maybe it's because I consider myself more of a Padma than a top chef, or maybe it's because the dishes always seem so complicated. Either way, it came as a surprise last week when — for the first time — I thought, OMG I have to make that.
The dish that I'm dying to make is Stephanie's banana bread. She said it was her mom's recipe, but she must have jazzed it up for the competition. I love how the bite-sized treat is garnished with a pretty banana slice. I'm planning on experimenting with the recipe — wouldn't these be amazing served at a brunch? — and thought maybe some of you would be interested in checking it out as well. Get the recipe, just read more
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Ever since I posted my recipe for Whole Wheat Banana Bread, user Suzanne has been on a quest to make an even healthier Banana Bread and she made one using Quinoa Flour that's posted in my Healthy Recipe Group. I've gotta say that I was rather skeptical, especially with all the steps involved but that bread sure does looks tasty — and it's healthy! To see her inventive recipe, just read more
When planning a New Year's Day brunch, don't forget to include sweet dishes on the menu. At first I thought French toast would be a bad idea — individual pieces of toast can be too much work — but than I remembered it can be baked! A lemon raspberry French toast strata puffs up into a delicious dessert-like dish. Afterwards, give guests slices of chocolate coconut banana bread to take home. Get the recipes when you read more