Living in a quarantine has peaked everyone’s inner chef. Three weeks in and people are starting to realize it’s hard to make decadent dessert without being able to share the calories with friends and family 😉 So this is my solution–a healthier alternative to a popular dessert bread.
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour/spelt flour/whole wheat flour
- 1 Cup Old-fashioned rolled oats (NOT instant/quick oats)
- 1 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
- 1 Tsp Baking soda
- 3 Large ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 medium eggs
- 1/2 Cup maple syrup
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- whatever mix-in you want (I added walnuts and chocolate chips)
Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with coconut oil or place parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking powder, soda, and salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In another bowl add the bananas and roughly mash with a fork. Whisk in the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs.
Slowly add the flour mixture. Whisk just until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan–at this point I added more toppings (cinnamon, oats, walnuts, chocolate chips) and bake for 55 to 70 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. A few crumbs are fine, you do not want to see wet batter on the toothpick.
Cool bread completely on a wire cooling rack. Once cooled, remove from pan and enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee!
Recipe adapted from: Healthy Fitness Meals