The thing I love about most breads is that you can add whatever your little (or big?) heart desires. Here I used whole-grain flour, as I think it often compliments breads like banana and pumpkin by giving it a richer flavor. I also added honey, extra cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple sauce (substitute for butter/oil)…. and semi-sweet chocolate chips because it’s freaking chocolate.
I also ended up baking my bread in some adorable mini-bread pans my friend got me for my birthday. They are the perfect size to cut up for small coffee-snacks or to give as gifts
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 40-50 for loaf, 15-17 for mini loaf
- 3 medium bananas, mooshed up
- 1/3 cup apple sauce (or melted butter/coconut oil)
- 3 tbs raw honey
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- dash of salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole-grain flour (or white)
- 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar (if you don’t have the mix, combine 1/3 cup sugar with 1tbs of cinnamon)
- 3 tbs brown sugar
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional: other good additions would be crushed walnuts or coconut)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (shock!) and grease your bread pan (that’s what she said?). Bad joke….
- In a large bowl mix mooshed bananas, applesauce, white/brown sugar, and vanilla together.
- Add baking powder, cinnamon sugar, and honey then blend.
- Slowly stir in the flour. Take care not to over mix; lumps are normal.
- Add 1/2 of the batter into the bread pan(s). Sprinkle a layer of cinnamon sugar over the batter.
- Add the rest of the batter in. Sprinkle another layer of cinnamon sugar on-top, this time adding some brown sugar. If you want even more, drizzle some honey over the mix as well.
- Bake the bread mix for 40-50 minutes. I used a mini-loaf pan, so mine took around 15-17 minutes. Use the tooth-pick test.