Healthy Spelt Banana Bread

I love using spelt flour when baking cakes or bread, and especially in banana bread. It’s rich in protein, minerals, niacin and it’s considered easy to digest. Banana bread is definitely one of my all time favorites, and I’m so happy I found a way to make a healthy version, with no refined sugar and no butter/canola oil.

A few tips for making banana bread, and any coffee cake that is;

  • Don’t over-stir the batter. Once you have combined the dry and wet ingredients, you want to make sure you stir a little as possible, just to the point where the both are combined well. You can stir as much as you want before you combine the two 🙂
  • I like to use organic eggs when possible, I highly recommend
  • You can top the banana bread with cacao nibs and oats like I did, or any type nut, dried or fresh banana pieces, cinnamon mixed in some coconut oil, etc.
  • Instead of the honey/date honey you can use stevia (you can also use 1/3 cup brown sugar)
  • In the winter melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan. Make sure to add the oil to the egg mixture in room temperature
  • You can use the same recipe with apples/apricots/blueberries etc. to make yummy coffee cake

Healthy Spelt Banana Bread

February 9, 2018
: 4
: 15 min
: 30 min
: 45 min
: Easy

Scrumptious banana bread made with whole grain spelt flour, coconut oil, date honey and lots of love.

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Ingredients
  • 1 + 1/3 cups whole grain spelt flour
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup orange or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup honey or date honey or both mixed
  • 1 spoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (optional)
  • cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 spoon baking powder
  • 1 spoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 Fahrenheit)
  • Step 2 Combine all dry ingredients (spelt flour, baking soda and powder, salt)
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl combine and stir together egg, melted coconut oil, juice, vanilla extract, bananas and honey
  • Step 4 Add dry to wet and stir until combined
  • Step 5 Add walnuts and garnish with cacao nibs or oats
  • Step 6 Pour in baking pan and bake in oven for approx. 35-45 minutes
  • Step 7 Serve with a cup of matcha tea or coffee

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