Looking for a Classic Clean Eating Banana Bread that the family will love? This banana bread recipe is simple Clean Eating at it’s best. Made old school style with a few real food ingredients that you most probably already have in your kitchen, a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. This recipe has no surprises and I guarantee that you will be making it again and again.
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The Getting Started with Real Food Dilemma
When we started cutting processed foods in our home, I went overboard. I bought every exotic ingredient and tried the most ridiculous recipes. My family dreaded new dishes and honestly, my food tasted horrible. I fell for every new proclaimed ‘wonder food’ on the market. And it sucked. I knew I had to find a balance that would work for our family or I was going to end up quitting. I was disappointed with myself because my kids wouldn’t eat lentil casserole or chickpea burgers like ‘those other Moms Kids’. And secretly, even though I showed a brave face at the dinner table, I didn’t like those foods either.
I decided to go about it my way and forget about what other people were doing. Clean Eating isn’t complicated. Its simply a commonsense approach to eating real, unprocessed food. As a mom of four kids I know how important it is that the food you make is not only healthy but tastes good too. No point in spending time and money creating a dish only to scrape it in the bin later. It’s really disheartening. I want my kids to like what I’m serving; food is meant to be enjoyed, not fought over.
Our Real Food lifestyle began with tweaking the food we were already eating and introducing a couple classic Clean Eating Recipes along the way. And it worked. By making a few small changes, we were easily able to clean up our diet by at least 80% without a fuss.
Classic Clean Eating Recipes
Having a few Classic Clean Eating Recipes that you know your family likes makes the job of cutting processed foods a whole lot easier.
Classic Recipes are recipes that you:
- Make regularly,
- Often know by heart (if will soon)
- Can Guarantee your family will like
- Are Certain that will turn out perfectly every time, and
- Generally have the ingredients in your kitchen at all times.
This Clean Eating Banana Bread Recipe is all of the above.
Couple of Recipe Tips
- Use one bowl for mixing – it makes clean up easy.
- The best bananas to use are the over ripe ones with the brown spots.
- You can substitute the honey for maple syrup or raw sugar.
- Double up on the recipe whenever you can and freeze one loaf for later.
- 4 medium Bananas (very ripe and mashed)
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ Cup Wholewheat Flour
- ¾ Teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ Cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Pour into loaf tin and level.
- Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Check after 45 minutes because oven temperatures can vary.
- Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before slicing.