I’m super duper excited about this recipe for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I love loaves! The smell of them cooking in the oven, how soft and doughy they are fresh out of the oven and the fact that you can start with a staple banana bread recipe (Banana bread with walnuts) and basically throw in whatever you’re feeling to give it that extra POP of flavour and colour.
Secondly, I can’t get enough of all of these ingredients. Blueberries, bananas and delicious fruits and nuts complement each other perfectly and come together to create one hell of a nourishing looking bread baby and you can now make this one yourself too. Let’s get this bun in the oven!
4 very ripe bananas
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/3 cup coconut sugar, or brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Large handful of frozen blueberries
Handful of fruit and nut trail mix or nut of choice
1 Start by preheating your oven to 180ºC, greasing your bread pan (or line with baking paper).
2 In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt and set aside.
3 In a separate bowl the bananas. Make sure not to leave any big chunks. Small chunks are fine though.
4 Add the sugar and oil to the bananas and mix until evenly combined.
5 Once the oil and sugar are incorporated, gently fold in the dry ingredients just enough for everything to come together.
6 Now, gently fold in your blueberries and other nuts.
7 Pour the batter into your prepared bread pan.
8 Bake at 180ºC for 30-40 minutes, then test the bread with a toothpick for doneness. (it should come out clean) If the bread is still too moist bake at 10 minute intervals until done.
9 Store in an air tight container to keep fresh.