Banana Walnut Bread by Wendy Hodge

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Last month I welcomed Wendy Hodge into the Kuel Life Community. We now get to enjoy her monthly recipe contributions to Kuel Life. October is usually screaming with PUMPKIN but who doesn’t love good ‘ol fashion banana bread? This is a wonderful, healthy take on a classic. Enjoy!

Wendy is a health and fitness coach and has a penchant for creating healthy and delicious recipes. We are lucky she is willing to share them with us. And, if you want more of her recipes download her e-book Healthy Deserts & Snacks from the Kuel Shop.

Banana Walnut Bread

Ingredients:

• 2-3 bananas, depending on size
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
• ¼ cup coconut oil or butter
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• ½ cup almond meal
• ¼ cup coconut flour
• ¼ cup flaxseed
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ⅔ cup chopped walnuts

 

Instructions:

• Preheat oven to 175℃ and line a loaf pan with baking paper.
• Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
• Chop the bananas into small chunks and place in a large bowl. Mash, or blend with a stick blender.
• Add the eggs, melted coconut oil or butter, maple syrup & vanilla. Blend until well mixed. (I use a stick blender).
• Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix through.
• Fold the walnuts through the batter.
• Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.
• Remove from the oven and let the banana bread sit for 10 minutes in the pan, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
• ​​​​​​​Enjoy warm from the oven on it’s own or spread with butter.

 

Recipe notes:
I’ve found that turning the oven down to about 160℃ for the first 20 minutes and then up to 175℃ gives me the best result.
Pure maple syrup is my preferred sweetener, as I love the flavour it adds to bananas.
Try the version of this recipe in my healthy desserts & snacks e–Book too. It uses dates instead of maple syrup, for a loaf that is naturally sweetened only.

 

About the Author:
My philosophy is to get back to basics, and keep it simple, so you can make changes that you’ll be able to stick with! I’m best known for saying “there’s no right or wrong way to live a healthy lifestyle, because there isn’t just ONE way.” 
It’s my belief that a good coach should be a diet agnostic, in order to best serve you. My program guides you through a simple process to create your own unique eating and exercise plan. I use an evidence-based approach to help you cut through all of the conflicting information out there. You don’t need to do more, you just need to find a better way.

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