Edible Thoughts: Cinnamon Honey Banana Bread

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

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 40-50 for loaf, 15-17 for mini loaf


Ingredients:

    • 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)

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Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (shock!) and grease your bread pan (that’s what she said?). Bad joke….
  2. In  a large bowl mix mooshed bananas, applesauce, white/brown sugar, and vanilla together.
  3. Add baking powder, cinnamon sugar, and honey then blend.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour. Take care not to over mix; lumps are normal.
  5. Add 1/2 of the batter into the bread pan(s). Sprinkle a layer of cinnamon sugar over the batter.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Eat!

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