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Feed Your Body Friday: Coconut Milk Banana Bread

Feed Your Body Friday: Coconut Milk Banana Bread

Autumn has arrived, DL Family, and so has another Feed Your Body Friday!

I’m the kind of girl who really doesn’t like to waste food, but at the same time, I don’t always remember to count what I already have at home when I go grocery shopping.

How many times have I bought some bananas at the grocery store and on my return noticed that I had six ripe bananas left on the kitchen island? I’ve lost count. The solution? Store your overripe bananas in the freezer and whip up this recipe!

Bananas are exotic fruits that are grown in almost all tropical regions. They’re the perfect fruit for regaining strength after a workout or to effectively cut hunger between meals. Most prefer to eat bananas that have a bright yellow envelope. However, as soon as their skin has dark spots, they suddenly become less attractive to some people. But in fact, these dark spots are known to have anti-carcinogenic properties, so the spotted bananas are more nutritious than the aesthetically perfect yellow bananas.

Still, it remains a common practice to throw out bananas that are less attractive, placing bananas among the fruits most often found in waste. An effective way to avoid waste with bananas is to just put them in the freezer - they will last up to 3 months.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, crushed
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup coconut, grated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a bread pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and honey.
  3. Stir in bananas, oat flakes, flour, grated coconut, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. Pour the mixture into your bread pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.

Not too heavy, this fluffy banana cake is the perfect way to start the day with a big smile, or to have as an afternoon snack to boost your energy through the day until dinner time.

With the colder temperatures coming soon, banana bread is a real treat. With hot chocolate or steaming tea, it’s more than perfect! You will see these muffins will disappear at the speed of light.

This recipe is really simple, so invite your kids to cook with you. If you love chocolate, it‘s possible to add chocolate chips. Use dark chocolate to keep it a little healthier. You choose!

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman she had an unusual dream: To discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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