Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
Someone posted the recipe for Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread (which I love, love, love!) and I decided to change it to make it a little healthier, including whole-wheat flour, no white sugar, buttermilk substitute and extra virgin coconut oil. The chocolate chips are optional but you don't feel as bad when the other ingredients are a tad better for you! My kids liked both with and without chips.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (Starbucks had just regular flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup raw honey (Starbucks used 1 1/8 c. white sugar)
- 1⁄4 cup stevia (or omit and just use 3/4 c. honey)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (Starbucks didn't have this but we like cinnamon)
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin coconut oil (Starbucks used vegetable oil)
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk, substitute (put 1/2 tbsp white vinegar in a 1/2 c. measuring cup and fill to top with skim milk, let sit 5 min t)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Starbucks had 1/2 tsp)
- 3 bananas, ripe and mashed
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 1) Preheat oven to 325. Grease (with plenty of butter) a 9x5x3 loaf pan. May want to use parchment piece under bread to help lift out.
- 2) In small bowl, blend flour, baking soda and salt (set aside).
- 3) In medium bowl, mix egg, honey, stevia, cinnamon and coconut oil until combined.
- 4) Add flour mixture to egg mixture and blend.
- 5) In large bowl, mash bananas and stir in vanilla and buttermilk. Add other mixture to large bowl and mix well (don't over mix).
- 6) Fold 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (and optional chocolate chips) in and pour into greased loaf pan.
- 7) Top batter with remaining 1/3 cup walnuts (and choc. chips if desired).
- 8) Bake for about 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean. After about 10-15 min remove loaf from pan and cool on rack (can loosen sides with spatula if need to).