Thanksgiving is officially over and that means Christmas is just around the corner! Although I love Thanksgiving, Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. I love listening to christmas music, watching christmas shows that are always playing during this time of the year, decorating the christmas tree, drinking hot chocolates and salted caramel lattes, making christmas desserts, and most important of all, getting to spend some time at home with my family and C.
What’s so special about Christmas this year for me is that I get to fly back home. It has been six months since I’ve last seen my friends and family back home and I sure do miss them. C and I already booked our flights and I just can’t wait!
Ok enough about Christmas, onto food!
Remember a while back when I mentioned that I was going to share with you the recipe for the best banana bread? Well, here is it folks after a week or so. I’m sorry for posting it up so late but the holiday got in the way.
I have made plenty of banana breads in the past, and this recipe is by far my favorite. C also said that it’s his favorite as well, and that is a win in my book!
This banana bread is super moist, and it’s made from oat flour, almond meal, and all-purpose flour (however, you can omit the all-purpose flour and just add in more oat flours if you want). It’s also nutty from the chopped almonds throughout and it’s drizzled with some Nutella “frosting.” Delish.
I have made this bread three times already. First exactly like the original recipe. The second time, I wanted to make it healthier, so I only used oat flour and almond meals. It was good but wasn’t great. The third time, I used oat flour, almond milk and all-purpose flour and it turned out fantastic.
I think it’s best when you crumble it on top of your oatmeal. Such a delicious bite! However, it is also fantastic by itself.
The Best Banana Bread//yields 8 servings
Recipe adapted from Tajoon
1/2 cup almond meal (I used the one from TJ)
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
4 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 medium bananas, smashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)
2 Tbsp Nutella (optional)
1 Tbsp almond milk (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and lightly greased a 9×5 loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour to baking soda) and set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (bananas to eggs).
4. Pour the dry ingredients slowing into the wet mixtures until well incorporated. Fold in the chopped almonds if desired.
5. Bake for 50 minutes or until fork inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
6. Make the Nutella “frosting” by mixing the Nutella with almond milk and drizzle it over the banana bread if desired. Slice and enjoy!
Nutritional facts per slice// 284 calories, 32g carb, 11g fat, 9g protein, 4g fiber, 22g sugar