Ummm, so.... I have a confession... I'm
kinda sorta a banana bread snob. A nicer way to put it would be that I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to banana bread - or maybe I'm like Goldilocks...
It has to be just right. Just dense enough, moist enough, banana-y enough - you know the drift.
I've tried just about every banana bread recipe there is, but I've never been content. I've tried "The Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe"s the "Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe"s, "The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need" - but they weren't perfect.
So I did what I do best - I kept on trying new combinations because just one tiny little thing could have been better - until now....
You see, when I was younger, Mum would occasionally buy or make us banana bread as a special treat. Warm and toasted with butter - crispy crunchy edges and soft dense centres.
But I didn't want banana cake bread filled with sugar and three tonnes of butter. I wanted to create a healthy version that was still absolutely perfect - and you'll be happy to know I succeeded!
After batch after batch after batch, I've come up with the perfect fail proof recipe. There's no funky ingredients and there's also no sugar, no oil, no gluten and only a tiny little bit of butter.
What I created was a Healthy Banana Bread Recipe that was all of what good banana bread should be - but without all of the extra baggage banana bread usually has. I wanted a recipe that was healthy enough to eat for breakfast because, well, who doesn't want banana bread for breakfast?!
Jesse and I were obsessed from the first bite - and enjoyed a slice of our banana bread toasted and topped with butter for breakfast with a side of fresh fruit. Jesse tried all of his usual tricks - telling me "oh Kristy, you forgot to give me breakfast this morning", trying to hide the banana bread so I wouldn't eat it, suddenly feigning amnesia so he could get another slice - and now he watches the ripening bananas like a hawk waiting for another batch of banana bread to be made.
This is seriously the only banana bread recipe you need because it's so so good - so good, in-fact, the even my fussy Mama gave it the thumbs up!
So let me give you the recipe >>