Just Say No Butter & Sugar Banana Bread

>> Friday, October 9, 2009

3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup
3 tablespoons EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (See note) 
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts, chocolate or peanut chips, or dried fruit as per your own preferences.

Heat the oven to 350° F. Grease loaf pan EVOO lightly.  Mash the bananas and mix with the honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup, EVOO, and vanilla extract.  Mix whole-wheat pastry flour, baking soda and salt together. Add the nuts or chocolate or peanut chips or dried fruit as per your own preferences. Blend the two mixtures and spoon into a loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes or center is set.  Allow the bread to cool before serving.  Enjoy!

Whole-wheat pastry flour can be found at the Whole Foods Market or other natural stores.


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