Saturday, January 26, 2013

Naturally Sweetened Banana Bread

You will not be disappointed  This is very moist and no one would guess there is 
Its all natural which makes me happy.
I was even more happy that my husband LOVED it - he's my toughest critic!

Or make muffins for a HEALTHY breakfast on the go!
 I 've also thrown them into lunch boxes

1 1/4 cup dried dates (about 7 ounces), pitted and soaked in about 1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
1 large eggs, at room temperature
1flax egg (1 Tbl of ground flaxseed mixed with 1/4 cup water. Let sit 10 minutes)

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or cinnamon applesauce
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1tsp cinnamon
3 large, ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup raw walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raisins , opt. 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. 
  2. Place the dates in a mixing bowl and cover with milk.  Let sit at least one hour (or overnight). Blend. Add to kitchen aid or mixer. 
  3. Turn the mixer on low speed and blend 
  4. Add the oil and beat until well blended.  Add the eggs ad flaxseed egg, beating well after each addition.  Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to the oil-date mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas and walnuts.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out barely clean.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan and cool on a rack. For muffins I only did about 20 minutes.
I store on counter for a couple days then into the fridge for about 3-5 days.
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