Bananas bananas 🍌 Banana Bread & Açaí the perfect combo

If you love nibbling on banana bread as much as I do then you are in for a treat with the banana bread recipe I have in store for you.

Everyone that has bananas in their house knows the drill, if you eat them too soon they aren’t sweet and ripe enough and if you leave them for too long they go black and all soggy and too sweet to even begin with.  We all usually keep them in the house but we tend to forget we have them until it is too late and we end up putting them in the bin as we think once they go black and soft there is no use for them no more.  Well that’s where you are wrong.  I have the solution for you; and your over ripe bananas and it is actually a sweet one..You are Welcome 😊

I personally loooove bananas; I mix them in my smoothies, in my yogurt for breakfast, add them in desserts and as a quick snack in between meals.  Bananas are just great; they are full of nutrients and potassium and they have very good amounts of calcium, manganese, Vitamin B6 and fiber.  Also bananas are very high in carbohydrates and you shouldn’t over do it like with any other food. However all the nutrients in the bananas are significant for a normal function of your body hence you should include them more often in your diet.

 

Vitamin B6 found in bananas is one of the key vitamins for normal function of the brain cells and nerves.  Meeting the needs for Vitamin B6 with a variety of foods may help significantly with the cognitive decline throughout the years.  Furthermore, in some studies consuming bananas can help with mood related swings.

Moving on to Potassium which bananas are really rich in, can help with healthier bones and has shown some beneficial properties in the protection against osteoporosis.  Also potassium in combination with magnesium have been proven quite beneficial in lowering blood pressure; So maybe one banana a day can keep the doctor away?

Lastly Fiber, which you all know has a key role in the digestion process and in our overall metabolism function.  Bananas can provide the body with approximately 10-12% of the daily fiber which depends on the size and quantity of the bananas consumed. 

Bet you are bored now so I will stop here. You got the gist of how nutritious those yellow buggers are so I will now move to the fun and yummy part.

So let me paint the picture, we all have done this before.  We go to the supermarket buy a lot of fruits and veggies and as we get home and start putting everything away; once we get to the fruit section we realize that we have bought a lot of bananas while we already had a bunch at home that are starting to go a bit on the too ripe side.  What we would usually do is just take the whole basket and throw them away.  NO, NO. Not anymore. 

You take those bananas and you turn them into a Banana Bread. Now the kids can take some to school for breakfast and your husband can have some on the way to work with his half drank coffee. Nutritious breakfast sorted for everyone, and now you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee before work in the morning instead of running around trying to pack everyone’s breakfast to go.  Brilliant right?  What if I was to tell you that it will only take 10 mins of your time to whip everything up? Even better right? Ticks all the boxes, Nutritious, High in Fiber and really easy to make; Plus is gluten free and fat free 😱

Well dears, I present to you my ACAI BANANA BREAD – GLUTEN FREE / SUGARFREE ALERT

 

 

Here is the easy peasy recipe for you:

(Serves 8)

 200g oat flour *

 80ml unsweetened coconut milk + (20ml save for later)

 2 tbsp flaxseeds

 1tbsp chia seeds

 1 tbsp cinnamon

 3 medium bananas (well ripen)

 1 tbsp baking powder

 2 tbsp raw coconut sugar

 1 heaped teaspoon acai powder ( or more if you like)

*In case you don’t have store bough oatmeal flour you can easily make it at home.  Just put in the blender quick oats and blend until finely oat flour forms.

 

Step 1: Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius fan.                                                           Roughly chop your bananas and put them in a blender.  Blend your bananas until a smooth runny mixture is formed and add your 80ml of coconut milk and continue to blend until well incorporated. 

Step 2: In a different bowl, add the oat flour and mix with your dry ingredients (flaxseeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut sugar and baking powder). Stir with your spoon thoroughly.

Step 3: Add the banana mixture in the dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.  Divide the banana bread mixture in two bowls and set on bowl aside.

Step 4: Take the half of the mixture and add the acaipowder and mix well; you will see that your mixture will get slightly thicker hence you will add the 20ml coconut milk you set aside earlier and stir well.

Step 5: Now you take your baking tray (you can use any shape or form you like, I have used my rectangle baking tray) and you line the bottom with parchment paper.  You grab the plain banana mixture and line it in your tray; then you top it with your acai banana mixture; or you can just freestyle and mix it up as you like. Once you have both mixtures in your tray you can take a knife or cooking stick and run it through your mixture in circle like motion (as shown in the video below.)

Step 6: You take the tray and put it in the already pre heated oven.  Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or less if you have a thinner layout.

Step 7: Once ready; take out of the oven and let it cool down before taking the banana bread out of the baking tray.

Step 8: ENJOY!!!

Now let’s take a look on the video; just a little insight of the procedure for everyone that is too lazy to read through the steps 😂Don’t worry I got you covered..

Nutritional Value (per serving):

Calories – 166 kcal; Fat – 4,9g of which 0g cholesterol, NO trans fats; Carbs – 28g of which 6g Fiber, 7g naturally occurring sugars; Protein – 5g.

Vitamin C 6,9%

Potassium 294,6mg

Iron 7,5%

Long story short, that’s all TheWonderberry has to offer to you on this blog post. I really hope you try this recipe because is too easy and too nutritious not to. I hope you enjoyed watching the video and reading through the blog and I have so much more planned for you guys.. Stay tuned 😘

Love,

TheWonderberry

Xoxo 💋

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