• Ashley McGuirk

Superfood Banana Bread


Updated as of 3/7/2020


My amazing superfood banana bread!

First of all, I know many of you are probably asking "what constitutes a superfood?" and my answer to you is this.... a superfood is basically a whole food that contains a boat load of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Some of the most popular superfoods include blueberries, almonds, avocado, salmon, chia seeds etc. So it's always a good idea to add them to recipes. That's one reason I can't stop raving about this amazing banana bread! I've been eating it for breakfast every single day this week. Alongside a cup of hot Raspberry Leaf Tea- there's nothing cozier. Enjoy it topped with a variety of yummy pairings like creamy peanut butter and banana, or (even more superfoods) almond butter and blueberries. Either way, you simply can't go wrong. I hope you enjoy this recipe knowing its full of real wholesome ingredients and curated with love.

Serving Size: 1 loaf

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes


Ingredients:

dry:

1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons of chia seeds (you can also use hemp seeds)

wet:

3 ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs at room temp.

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoon melted then cooled coconut oil

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (you can use any milk)

1.5 oz. chopped dark (72% or more) chocolate

Directions:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bread pan with coconut oil. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined and set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl mash ripe bananas with a fork until smooth and chunky. Mix in the remainder of wet ingredients until well combined.

Step 3

Slowly poor dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Stir lightly until just combined- don’t over do it!

Step 4

Last but not least, fold in the chopped dark chocolate until evenly distributed through the batter. Slowly pour the batter into the bread pan and top with (optional) pepitas + a sprinkle of the chopped dark chocolate. Bake in oven for 53-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Step 5

Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.

Once bread is cooled wrap in parchment paper and a dish towel to keep from drying out. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.

Notes:

This recipe is super versatile so feel free to get creative here. You can easily add in a variety of flavors like blue berries, raspberries, peanut butter, almond butter, extra nuts and seeds etc. Once cooled, I also like to cut this banana bread into a thick slices and freezing it. It's incredibly convenient when I need a breakfast or snack on the go. I warm it up in the toaster oven and smear some almond butter on top. It's so yummy and smooth.

Freeze for up to 3 months.


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Until next time,


Stay Sweet.


-Ashley