|Baby Banana Bread - No Egg, No Oil, No Sugar - All Moistness and Flavour!|
I do not have an issue with Eggs but I forgot to buy them when I went shopping so I thought I'd give it a go. It was a tad dense but with the Bananas, it was still very moist and lil T loved it. He ate his slice for breakfast and went after D's and when I woke up an hour later (weekends, I sleep in) he grabbed a chunk of mine. It was very tastey even for grown ups.
Baby's Banana Bread
3 very very ripe Bananas, approximately 2 c mashed
1 T Unsweetened Coconut flakes
1 t Salt
1 1/4 c Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 c Organic Instant Oatmeal (I may up the Oatmeal next time)
1 T Honey (optional)
1 t Cinnamon
1/2 t fresh Nutmeg
1/2 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
1/4-1/2 c Water
Preheat the Oven to 325
Lightly Oil a regular loaf pan but if you're confident on your non-stick, you may not need it at all. We have quite nice Cafalon and they still stick.
In a large bowl, mash the Bananas. Add the Salt, Coconut, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Honey. Mix thoroughly. In a small bowl, mix the Flour, Baking Powder and Oatmeal with a fork. In a small prep bowl, add 1/4 c Water and the Baking Soda, stir.
Add the Dry to the Wets and mix with a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula a handful of turns. This will be a very stiff batter, softer than Bread dough but stiffer than Muffin batter. If it is too dry add a couple of T of Water. Do not over mix though because you don't want a tough bread and since there are no Eggs or Oil, you risk that.
Place the dough into the pan and press out to the corners. Bake for 40-45 minutes in the middle of the oven.
Baby Carrot Cake and Zucchini Bread is next.