Do you guys ever get in a cooking rut, eating the same old stuff all the time? I've been there recently, so I decided to try a new recipe and make some "healthy" muffins. The recipe I tried seemed promising, however, they turned out a bit too healthy if you know what I mean. So to redeem myself, I made my families fav "Birthday Banana Bread." It's always a favorite and it definitely does not have to be your birthday to make it. I've changed up the recipe a bit for my new cookbook (coming out soon), so if you've seen my old recipe you may notice a difference. It's still good, I promise! As far as that other recipe ....next time I'll add more butter, more honey, and maybe some applesauce. I'll let you know how it turns out!
Birthday Banana Bread
Ingredients: Serves: 6
½ C. honey
2 large eggs
1 ½ to 2 C. mashed bananas
½ C. vanilla soymilk
2 ½ C. whole cracked grain or gluten-free flour (Buckwheat flour works well.)
1 C. chocolate chips (Optional, but mandatory at my house!)
1 tsp. each of vanilla, baking soda, and salt
½ C. butter
Move oven racks to lowest position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Pam on bottom of one 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan or two 8 x 4 x 2 loaf pans. Mix honey and butter and add eggs, bananas, soymilk and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips and pour into pan. Cook the eight-inch loaves one hour and the 9-inch loaf for one hour and twenty-five minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, slice, and enjoy!