Easy Whole Wheat Banana Bread
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Serves: 4
 
This banana bread requires only one large bowl and one small bowl, so fewer dishes for everyone. Yay! It has the perfect density for banana bread and is not overly sweet or buttery as some banana breads tend to be.
Ingredients
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds and 6 Tbsp water (mix and set aside for about 2-3 minutes)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ cup honey (or agave or brown sugar - you might get away with using only ⅓ cup honey)
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl (mixer), combine the ripe bananas, honey, vanilla extract, and chia seeds.
  3. Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until everything has been evenly mixed.
  4. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Grease the loaf pans with oil and pour the batter into them. You can use 1 large 8X4 inch pan or 3 small 2x5 inch pans (which was what I did).
  6. Bake them for about 50 minutes, but rotate them about halfway through. Insert a toothpick into the loaves to check if their centers are cooked.
  7. Remove the loaves of banana bread and let them cool on the rack before serving.
  8. Note: Having an electric mixer or Kitchen Aid will make your life a lot easier when mixing.
Recipe by Health Nut Hayley at http://www.healthnuthayley.com/easy-whole-wheat-banana-bread/