healthified banana bread

I made the most delicious preggo bread last week! I adapted a yummy muffin recipe from the internets. So here you have it. :) You should make it. Even if you aren’t preggers. These would also be great for nursing mommas because of the extra goodies and the oatmeal (which ups milk supply).

  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups vanilla almond milk (we’re trying dairy free for Ella)
  • 2/3 cup natural (unsweetened) apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup ground flax (dha for baby’s brain)
  • 1/3 cup brewers yeast (vitamin B, folic acid and protein)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (We used Enjoy Life for Elle, but dark choc would be YUM-O!)

I totally just stole that yeast link from my Lactation cookie post. Ha! They’re super yummy too. So you know I’m not the best recipe follower. I just poured the flax and brewers yeast in, so I guestimated amounts for you. Also, I’m addicted to my KitchenAid and rarely mix anything by hand, but these I did. And it was super easy. (In case you’re a mixer addict too.)

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Add the milk, apple sauce and vanilla and stir.
  4. Add in the mashed banana.
  5. Dump all the remaining ingredients except choc chips on top. Stir until almost/just combined.
  6. Throw your chocolate chips in and stir just until they’re well dispersed.
  7. Grease 2 loaf pans however you fancy. Fill 2/3 of the way and pop in the oven. (I had a bit of extra, so you could do some muffins or something. I just don’t own any muffin pans.)
  8. Bake about 30 minutes. Maybe. 20 was definitely not long enough in my pyrex. They’re in again cooking. So that is my guess for you. I have a hard time telling with this because of the bananas and chocolate chips. They kinda ruin the toothpick test.

Cool and enjoy! The kids and I love them. :) (I would totally make these in muffin form instead next time. Assuming I’ve bought muffin pans by then. Way easier to freeze and then pop out as needed.)

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