It was officially the first day of winter yesterday and Perth let us know about it! Woke up at 6.30am to go to a gym class and when I realised it was only 4 degrees I promptly resumed my snugged up position in bed and read my book for a while (just for the record, I went to another class in the afternoon in case you were judging my lack of commitment ;)).
Exams start on Tuesday for me, so I’ve still been chained to my desk studying each day… So to break up the boredom today I decided to make banana bread! I decided to take a risk and take bits and pieces from various recipes to make my own version, so I was a bit worried when I put it in the oven but turned out pretty good I think! I added blueberries and walnuts but those are optional depending on preferences 🙂 I’m calling it a loaf also because of the way it turned out when it cooked – the top is quite hard like a loaf of bread and the shape resembles a loaf of sourdough due to the silicon baking container I used!
Wholemeal Banana, Blueberry & Walnut Loaf
Serves: 12 (I cut this up into 12 pieces (not slices) but depends on how thick you like your slices)
- 1 1/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
- 3 large bananas (I only used 2 large bananas and there just wasn’t enough banana flavour!)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Chobani 2% Low Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey (add more if you have a sweet tooth – I could just barely taste the sweetness)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (can also add more)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnut pieces
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease baking tin (or use a silicon like me).
- Stir together flour, nutmeg and cinnamon
- Mash banana in a bowl and whisk in the egg. Add the yogurt and honey and combine.
- Stir together the dry and wet mixtures (you may need to add more liquid if the mixture is too dry).
- Fold through the blueberries and walnuts.
- Place mixture in tin and bake for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
I think my experimental recipe was a success (for me anyway!). It doesn’t taste like your traditional banana bread (and mine just needed a touch more banana flavour!) but as clean eater it tastes good to me 🙂 you might need to add and subtract ingredients based on your own personal taste but the basics are there for a good banana loaf!
Enjoy your week everyone! xo