Updated: Mar 11
Makes about 10 servings.
This recipe has been a staple in our family for quite some time. We would always buy an over-ambitious number of bananas and soon find them going ripe before we had a chance to polish them off. This, of course, was no disappointment because it meant it was time to whip up another batch of delicious banana bread.
This banana bread is a little different than other recipes you may have tried though because it contains a 1/2 cup of Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil and a 1/4 cup of Organic Pumpkin Seed Powder. These 2 ingredients provide copious amounts of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and 6, as well as important nutrients like Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Tryptophan, Zinc, and vitamins A, B, and C. I don't know about you but that sounds like a lot of health benefits for something as indulgent as banana bread, and because of the pumpkin seed protein powder it makes a great protein-rich breakfast booster.
So if you've failed yet again to finish off the pile of bananas sitting on your counter top we encourage you to give this recipe a try and fall in love with one of these light & fluffy, perfectly sweetened, little slices of heaven.
• 1-3/4 c. All-purpose flour
• 1/4 c. Organic Pumpkin Seed Powder
• 1-1/2 tsp. Baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
• 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp. Salt
• 1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
• 1-1/2 c. Mashed ripe bananas (5-6 whole bananas)
• 2 Large eggs
• 1 c. Sugar
• ½ c. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
Preheat the oven to 350°
Start by adding all your dry ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and stirring to combine.
Next, get out a small bowl or a glass measuring cup and mash up 5-6 ripe bananas to get the 1-1/2 cups needed for the recipe. Small lumps are O.K. and If it's a little over or under 1-1/2 cups it's no big deal. Add the remaining wet ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together with the mashed bananas.
Slowly incorporate the flour mixture, stirring as you go until everything's well blended. Butter a loaf pan and pour your mixture in. Pop in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes. Poke the center with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Pull it out and leave it to cool for at least 30 minutes. Once it's cooled, Run a butter knife around the edges, tip it upside down, and tap the bottom to remove it from the pan. Slice and serve warm.
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed this recipe and continue to make healthy choices for your body! :)
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