Banana bread for President!
Perhaps you have already noticed: The baking and cooking fever has caught me on the full side! And I just can’t get enough of this banana bread. In fact, I baked and perfected it several times to make sure it really works. It is also super easy and not a challenge even for bloody beginners. Check it out, it’s not just an absolute eye-catcher!
Banana bread – between cake and bread
Banana bread is more or less a liaison between cake and bread. It is not “real” bread, as you know it from a bakery. It is still not a common cake because it is usually not sweet enough. For me, it is, therefore, a perfect compromise of both, because I usually do not like cakes because they are usually too sweet. And I love delicious bread for my life. In fact, I am currently planning to publish a book with my brother who has more than 20 years of experience as a baker. It stays exciting! 🙂
But I don’t want to put you on torture any longer! Here is my absolutely yummy recipe for your banana bread. It is also super fluffy and yet juicy! YES, I’m definitely a little bit proud of it! 🙂
- loaf pan
- 2 bowls
- 300 g whole spelt flour
- 60 g cashew nuts or other nuts
- 30 g cranberries dried
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 pack baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 170 ml oat milk
- 80 ml coconut oil
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 bananas as ripe as possible
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp erythrite or any other sweetener if wanted
- Chop cashew nuts and roast them in a pan without oil. Preheat the oven to 180°.
- You can use the still warm pan to melt your coconut oil if it is hard.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl with the roasted nuts.
- Cut 3 of the 4 bananas into small pieces and mash them in another bowl with a fork. Add oat milk, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and cranberries and mix everything.
- Mix the two bowls together, add the peanut butter and mix.
- Line the loaf pan with baking paper, pour in the dough and halve the 4th banana lengthways, place on top of the dough and press in gently.
- Bake the banana bread for about 50 minutes. I leave it in the oven for another 15 minutes with the oven off to cool down smoother. Good Appetite!
Banana bread – you can’t go wrong with it
You can perfectly eat your banana bread as an afternoon snack or spread it with peanut butter. Warning: absolute risk of addiction! I have my own experience! 😉
You can often find the cashews in a mixture with the cranberries. You can also replace erythritol with another sugar or omit it entirely. As you can see in the photo, I sprinkled a little coconut on my banana bread. You can also spread a teaspoon of peanut butter on the banana bread at the end of the baking time. It also melts on the still hot banana bread. Foodporn guaranteed! 🙂
5 reasons why you should love bananas!
The banana is among the most popular fruits in Germany. Nowadays we mainly import them from South and Central America as well as from Africa. Few people know that it originated in Asia!
- Bananas are real nutrient bombs!
They are rich in fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. You eat about 100 kilocalories per banana, which mainly consists of carbohydrates in the form of starch. It has only a small amount of protein and almost no fat. The riper it is, the more yellow and darker and the sweeter it is.
- Good mood to bite!
The antioxidants dopamine and catechins, which are found in our crooked fruit, are known to spread a good mood. But here they act primarily as antioxidants that protect you from free radicals and counteract aging. In addition, it bristles with the antioxidant serotonin, which in combination with the fructose further stimulates your body’s own production of the good-mood hormone. On the one hand, it protects you from free radicals with antioxidants and also ensures that you “eat” happier!
- They are perfect companions on the go!
You can get them in any supermarket, you don’t have to wash them and you usually have clean hands afterward. In addition, they saturate for a long time due to their high content of fiber (pectins) and resistant starch. These swell in the intestine and thus slow digestion. This in turn ensures a longer feeling of satiety.
- Bananas can help with diarrhea!
It is precisely this effect just mentioned that helps you and your stomach with diarrhea. The pectins (fiber) are not only the favorite food for your colon and the good bacteria in your intestine. They also help bind excess acids and calm your gastrointestinal tract.
- They help your blood sugar level!
With their low glycemic index (GI) of around 30 to 60 – depending on ripeness – they have a regulating effect on blood sugar levels. Unripe, greenish bananas have high fiber content and can even be eaten without hesitation in a low carb diet!
Healthy, but not really sustainable
The only thing that comes to mind about the banana is the long transport route. It is not really a local, regional fruit and must be imported in Germany and Europe. How much you want to consider the sustainability aspect for you is of course up to you. But it is certainly not wrong to just think about it. As always, ENJOY! 🙂