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Amy’s Healthier Banana Bread

Amy’s Healthier Banana Bread

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup organic coconut oil*
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 very ripe bananas
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Cream the coconut oil and brown sugar (you can use butter, of course. If you use coconut oil note that it takes at least 2 minutes before it starts to cream. Just keep working it with the mixer and it will come together.) Add the mashed banana, eggs, vanilla and beat to combine then fold in the wheat flour, baking soda, salt and walnuts. Fold until just incorporated (don’t mix too much or you’ll get a too heavy and dense bread.)

Pour into a sprayed loaf pan and bake for one hour.

I warned Patrick and my dad ahead of time that it was made with wheat flour and coconut oil but I needn’t have bothered – they both loved it and had it for dessert as well as breakfast the next morning. It’s the perfect balance of light and dense that you want in a quick bread and it’s so moist you don’t even need to consider butter, glaze, cream cheese or anything else to put on it. Yum!!

*coconut oil has been touted as having all kinds of health benefits from increasing good cholesterol levels and boosting metabolism to anti-viral, anti-fungal properties and anti-oxidant properties.

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