Let’s go bananas
A moist and nourishing banana bread is perfect on a rainy grey day. So I made a very tasty loafwith my boyfriend today. He insisted we first caramelize the bananas before adding them to the dough. It really tasted heavenly so caramelizing is a sure keeper. But if you want to save time you can skip that step and add just mashed raw bananas to the dough instead.
This bread is lovely with coffee or tea, and a slice of cheese. I prefer it au naturel, because it's really good on its own. A perfect mix of sweet and savory. The chia seeds adds an extra health boost and though it tastes sinfully like a cake, it’s perfectly wholesome. Here’s my recipe, if you make an awesome banana bread and want to share it, leave a comment to your recipe in the comments.
Caramelized banana bread with chia seeds and nuts
Makes one loaf
2 ripe bananas
¾ cup oats
1 ⅔ cup spelt flour
½ cup cashew nut or walnut, roughly chopped
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
t tsp salt
⅛ cup agave syrup or honey
1 tbsp chia seeds
a handful of Pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds to top
1. Heat up your oven to 200 ℃.
2. Peal and halve the bananas.
3. Warm up a frying pan and add a bit of coconut oil. Fry the banana halves for a few minutes until they are nicely caramelized.
4. Remove the bananas from the pan and mash in a bowl.
5. Add almond milk, chia seeds agave syrup and lemon juice, mix well.
6. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the cake ingredients (the dry ingredients).
7. Add the banana mix to the dry bowl, mix well with a wooden spoon.
8. Grease a cake rectangular baking mold (ca size 1.5 litre). And wop in the dough evenly.
9. Top with pumpkin and sesame seeds.
10. Bake in the oven for one hour.
11. Take out to cool a bit before serving. Enjoy!