Oh my word, banana bread is the best kind of recycling! Well, it’s not really recycling but it’s the same kind of idea of using old (bananas) to make something new (amazingly delicious banana bread)! With summer in tow I completely lost touch of banana bread baking. I’ve experimented with many flavors: Dulce de Leche (caramel), Chocolate, Pumpkin and well the list goes on.
I love bread and this one is mildly sweet and healthy. It’s all of my favorite things in one pan–bread, chocolate chips, peanut butter and bananas. So, below I share a THM friendly alternative for those following that eating plan but even if you don’t use the THM friendly alternatives, I still consider this recipe healthy.
Amazingly Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup of egg whites for THM friendly or 2 egg
- 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups of oat flour (oats in blender until pulverized)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2-3 tablespoons of favorite sweetener (I use Pyure)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- optional: 1/4 cup 70% or higher dark chocolate chip for THM friendly
- optional -1 scoop of whey protein powder
- optional- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (I personally prefer them without)
1. In a mixing bowl add your wet ingredients.
2. Then add your dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, sugar, salt, protein, chocolate chips and chia seeds. Mix well.
3. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Leave it in the pan to cool for 10 minutes then take out and leave on a cooling rack.