Almond Fresh Moist Banana Bread Recipe!
One of the many things that I love doing is baking and since I love doing it pretty often, I like to find healthy ways to make our favorites!
We are an almond milk drinking family, if you look in our fridge, you will find vanilla, chocolate and unsweetened almond milk at all times. Anyway, I had that same dilemma we all face from time to time–the dreaded bananas in the freezer.
What do you do with them?
Make banana bread of course!
Just a little side note, I’ve stated this recipe is almost organic and I know that some of the ingredients aren’t. Please feel free to alter the recipe to your liking!
So, here is an almost organic banana bread that is super nutty and packed with goodness!
- 1/3 cup of Vanilla Earth’s Own Almond Fresh Milk
- 3 or 4 ripe organic bananas
- 2 free-range eggs
- 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour or almond flour
- 1/2 cup of Truvia or your favorite Stevia or sweetener
- 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. of vanilla
- 1 tsp. of baking powder
- Non-fat cooking spray or your favorite butter or margarine
- slivered almonds for topping (optional)
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 small mixing bowl
- 1 plate and fork
- 1 loaf pan (I used Pyrex)
Mix the Dry First!
Take the flour, baking powder and stevia and place it in the large mixing bowl and begin to mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined fully. Set aside and move onto the next step!
Whip It Good!
Take your two eggs and break them into the small mixing bowl, whip them lightly and put them aside. Get out your plate and fork!
On a separate bowl, begin to squash your bananas with a fork. Squash them to your liking, if you want your bread with chunkier banana or to completely be absorbed–it’s your choice! I kept mine a bit chunkier because my family loves it that way!
Make it FRESH–With Almond Fresh!
Pour your 1/3 cup of Almond Fresh, I chose Vanilla but, you can use their unsweetened or for a tropical twist, their new Coconut Almond Milk!
Prepare your batter!
Add mashed banana and almond milk to your dry mix, begin to mix until combined.
Mix Until Blended.
Add the oil, vanilla and egg mixture into the batter and begin folding until the batter is completely mixed. I usually do this by hand and it turns out great!
Bake This Deliciousness!
Coat your loaf pan with butter, margarine or spray so that it doesn’t stick. Pour in the finished batter and place the loaf in the middle of the oven tray. Set oven at 325 degrees. It should cook for about an hour and until the center is fully cooked and the top is browned.
You can test it by poking the center with a toothpick. To add the slivered almonds, wait until the loaf is nearly cooked. I also added a line of fresh bananas at this time to decorate the loaf.
Pair It with a Cup of Almond Fresh and Enjoy!
Wait until loaf is completely cooled before your remove it or cut into it, once cooled–take a slice and pair it with a cup of delicious almond milk. That’s what I did and it was unbelievably delicious.
By replacing dairy in the recipe, I added Calcium and Vitamin D which play an essential role in bone health. Most importantly, the vitamin E found in almonds (alpha-tocophenol) is the most easily absorbed antioxidant known. It protects cells from oxidation by removing free radicals, which contribute to aging.
It’s also cholesterol-free and low in fat, which makes for a delicious, light and nutty banana bread!
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Have you ever replaced dairy with almond milk in your recipes?
What did you make?
Let me know, til next time–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.