Monday, August 27, 2012

Back-to-School Basics: Banana Flax Bread

banana bread 4 1024x682 Back to School Basics: Banana Flax Bread

Back to school means a need for new lunch ideas, and rushed breakfasts eaten on the way to work or school after a summer of lounging late in PJs. Banana bread is a staple in our house, quickly mixed and baked on a near-daily basis as bananas become overripe or threaten to take over the freezer. Sliced and frozen, its perfect to grab and go on busy mornings, or to pack in lunch boxes or serve as after school snacks. Banana bread is infinitely versatile it can take any number of additions. This version has ground flaxseed, which delivers a boost of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, which contribute to proper brain function important when its time to get back to the books.

banana bread 1 1024x682 Back to School Basics: Banana Flax Bread

Banana gets on with other flavors well, so you can stir dried fruit (try chopped apricots, dried cherries or blueberries instead of the usual raisins), chocolate, chopped nuts, or fresh or frozen berries into the batter before baking, if you like.

banana bread 2 1024x694 Back to School Basics: Banana Flax Bread

Bake the batter as a large loaf or a few smaller ones, or make muffins by dividing the batter between paper-lined muffin cups and baking for 20-25 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch.

Banana Flax Bread

2-3 very ripe bananas
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola, olive or flax oil
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose, or half whole wheat
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
a handful of chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, or fresh or frozen blueberries (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla with a potato masher dont worry about getting all the lumps out.

Add the flour, flax, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add any additions and stir just until blended. Spread into a greased 8x4 loaf pan (or 2-3 small loaf pans) and bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden and cracked on top and springy to the touch.

 Back to School Basics: Banana Flax Bread
Video: Banana Nut Bread Recipe Banana nut bread is a healthy treat that you can make right in the comfort of your very own kitchen. Get the banana nut bread recipe with help from a therapist and ... Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread Recipe - Directions. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar blend, flax meal ... Gluten-Free Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe Hip2Save I LOVE zucchini bread. Its super moist and just plain delicious! And oh so good with a cup of coffee or tea, for a quick afternoon snack, when a sweet craving ... Banana Bread - American Diabetes Association Banana Bread. Who doesn't love banana bread? Every household needs a banana bread recipe for those bananas that get too ripe before the family can get around to ... Banana Bread - How To Information Don't just sit there scratching your head, find useful info on Banana Bread on eHow. Get essential tips and learn more about everything from Raw Vegan Banana Bread ... Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins Recipe - The winning combination of peanut butter and banana scores big with these nut and dried fruit muffins. Flax Meal Bread Recipe - - 98400 This recipe makes a large, great-tasting, high-fibre bread for the bread machine. I adapted it from a basic white bread recipe. Bread Machine Recipes Whole Wheat Bread Robin Hood Large searchable database of baking recipes, in such categories as bread machine, desserts, and kids. Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipe - - 385210 This is the best Banana Nut Bread I have ever had and it is healthy for you. I used my Bread Maker but next time I am going to try and just bake it in a loaf pan. I ... Paleo Bread - Healthy Gluten Free Bread Recipe Elana's Pantry This healthy gluten free paleo bread is great for anytime of the day, super easy to make, tastes great, and is full of nutrient dense ingredients.

No comments:

Post a Comment