The truth is that we absolutely love sweets and when trying to follow a healthy lifestyle, we always tend to look for healthier options that are delicious and can satisfy this desire. When I have ripe bananas on the counter this is definitely the first recipe that comes to mind!
I got this recipe from my coach and yoga teacher Victoria and since then, I have done the recipes so many times that I totally lost count on it. Thick, delicious, easy to make and healthy. This recipe has it all. Before we go into the details, please note that you can make this recipe 100% vegan by replacing the egg with flax seeds. Also, always remember to buy organic ingredients!
Please follow each step and adapt the recipe to your needs and what you like the most.
What you need
- 3 ripe bananas
- Sugar free almond butter. Alternative: cashew butter, peanut butter or tahini
- 3 organic eggs. Vegan option: ground flax seeds. You can buy them pre-ground or if you have a blender, you can buy them whole and grind them
- Gluten free oats
- 90% dark chocolate. Alternative: if 90% is too strong for you, you can buy the one that has a minimum of 70% of cacao at least. This is to avoid using chocolate that has tons of sugar in it.
- Baking powder
Step by step
1. Preheat your oven to 185°.
2. If you’re doing the vegan version, start by grinding 1 TBSP of flax seeds into a high-speed blender, until you get a very fine flour. Once you’re done with this step, add the ground flax seeds into a small bowl, and add 3 TBSPS of water. Mix well, and let sit while you make the rest of the recipe. These should reach an egg-like consistency.
→ If you’re not doing the vegan version, you will be adding the eggs to the wet ingredients.
3. In a big bowl, mash the bananas.
4. Add ½ cup of sugar free almond butter to the banana mash and mix well.
5. Grind 1 cup of oats into a high-speed blender, until you get a very fine flour. Add to a separate big bowl.
6. Add 1TSP of cinnamon to the oats, along with 1TSP of baking powder.
7. If you’re doing the vegan version, add your flax seeds & water mix to the bananas and almond butter. Otherwise, add the eggs to the wet mix.
8. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
9. Chop up as much of the 90% dark chocolate as your heart desires into small chocolate chips and add to the banana bread batter.
10. Chop up a handful of walnuts and add to the banana bread batter.
11. Pour the batter into a 30 CM baking mold and place it into the oven.
12. Cook for 40 min, or until nice and golden on top.
13. Once out of the oven, let it cool for at least 5 min before you eat to allow the banana bread to solidify and reach optimal consistency.
14. To keep, cover the banana bread and store out of the fridge.
Are you ready to follow this recipe? If you do, please share it with us at #thegreenaproject and if you are a creative at heart and you do some variations of the recipe, don’t hesitate to tell us the secret ;)
More recipes to come soon in the cooking corner.