During the current lockdown many of us have been going back to basics and baking, be it bread or cakes we're on a recipe rampage. Our Supreme ambassador Perrie loves to bake a banana bread so we're here to show you how.
We'll be honest, theres a lot of fat and sugar going into Banana bread. It isn't the healthiest but there are ways to improve it without sacrificing in taste. Also, there's no harm in indulging from time to time! This is quite a healthy version without compromising taste (we believe!)
To make our banana bread a little more guilt-free we've added in our Supreme Collagen. There are many benefits to collagen such as improvements for our skin, hair and nails, plus heart and joint health. The added bonus is, it does not affect the taste!
If you'd like to go one step further and add a little protein to the recipe then we would recommend either our Whey Concentrate Vanilla or our Whey Isolate Banana for an extra banana kick.
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour ( 3/4 cup all purpose flour also works)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled (olive oil or coconut oil is healthier but butter does taste better!)
Optional Healthy add-ins:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips (go dark for dairy free)
Preheat oven to around 170 -180 degrees (you know your oven best!). Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pan with Grease proof paper and grease the inside of the pan to prevent sticking.
In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, eggs, maple syrup, greek yogurt and vanilla extract to a bowl until well combined. Remember to add in your collagen and protein too if you're adding.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Remember to add in your collagen and protein too if you're adding Do your best not to overmix!
Next, mix in the melted and cooled butter (or coconut oil). Here you can add some of the optional ingredients such as: ½ cup chopped walnuts or ½ cup chocolate chips (or both!).
Add banana bread batter into prepared pan. Optional but not required: split a banana down the middle vertically then add on top of the batter or just add banana slices on top, side by side. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Once bread is cool, cut into 12 slices. Serve with nut butter spread on top for a healthy snack or breakfast on the go.
Give it a try, let us know how you get on!