I got a little over zealous during a recent sale on organic bananas and bought a few too many. So, what do you do when you have over-ripe b
ananas? Make banana bread of course. There is really nothing better than enjoying a slice with a cup of coffee, especially when it is a healthy version of this classic treat. In this recipe, I used whole wheat flour and oats to add fiber and protein. I also added chia seeds, a favorite ingredient. I usually add chia to my smoothies, because I assumed that the high heat from baking would degrade the nutritional quality of these little seeds. After some research, I discovered that there is no evidence to suggest that toasting or baking chia seed, particularly when incorporated into flour for breads, pizza, etc. significantly impacts the nutritional quality. Good news too because chia is full of high quality protein, fiber, and omega-3-fatty acids. Overall, this bread tastes like a treat but will also keep you full. I used honey as the sweetener but I think that brown sugar might work better. Please share if you have any tweaks that work out well.
How do you make banana bread?