Monday, August 9, 2010

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

OK, because the response to my other recipes has been so intense, I'll post a recipe I've developed for some really cool banana bread.  Who knew that I would get such a response from just a couple of simple recipes?!  This recipe is chucky-jam-full of good and wholesome things and while it is very healthy it doesn't taste like cardboard. 

1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 bananas
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts (I like pecans)
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbs. freshly ground flax seed
1/2 cup chopped dates

Preheat your oven to 325 F.  Combine the wet ingredients.  Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and fold them into the wet mixture.  Bake in a bread loaf pan at 325 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

Flax is high in omega-3 fatty acids, but those break down fairly quickly once the seed is ground.  I have a coffee grinder that I use just for grinding flax and herbs which allows me to grind just as much as I need just before I use it. 

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