Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Makes 1 loaf, Serves 8


There’s no inappropriate time or season to whip up a loaf of banana bread.  It’s such a traditional dessert bread and I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a soft, warm piece of buttered banana bread.  I pair this bread with a side of high protein yogurt for breakfast or lunch.  It takes 10 minutes to whip up and it’s a great way to use bananas that are a little too brown.  However, if you watch your sugar intake, then buy your bananas green and bake this bread using slightly unripe bananas.  Unripe bananas contain a high amount of indigestible fiber which will feed the healthy gut bacteria and improve digestion. 

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Dry Ingredients:
1 ½ cups Flour Swap
¾ cup Sugar Swap
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda (double for Grain-Free)
 
Wet Ingredients:
2-3 bananas (about 1 ¼  cups - 1 ½ cups mashed)
⅓ cup Butter Swap
1 Egg Swap
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 
½ - ¾  cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Banana Walnut Bread Raw

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8x4” loaf pan well or line with parchment paper.  Use a 9x9" square pan for Grain-Free Flour for more even baking.  

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly.  Then add wet ingredients and use a hand mixer or whisk to blend until smooth.  You can also put all wet ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and fluffy, then mix with dry ingredients (this is my preferred method for the fluffiest bread).  Fill the well-oiled loaf pan and smooth the top.  

Bake for 40-50 mins (about 25-35 minutes for Grain-Free if using 9x9" pan) until the top is golden and the knife comes out mostly clean.  Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.   

Serve slightly warm and top with a thick pad of plant butter.  *For best taste, texture and health benefits, refrigerate all Detox Desserts overnight before indulging.  Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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