Sunday, March 19, 2017

Banana Bread with Maple Glazed Walnuts

   I couldn't help but post this new awesome banana bread recipe.... inspired by many different recipes.... this is what came out of it! 

Banana Bread with Maple Glazed Walnuts
  1 cup pitted Dates softened in hot water
  1 1/2 cup sprouted grain flour
  2 tsp Baking powder
  3/4 tsp Baking soda
  1 tsp Cinnamon
  1/4 tsp Salt
  1/2 cup avocado oil
  1 cup Bananas
  2 tsp Vanilla extract
  1/4 cup + 2T(for walnuts)Maple syrup
  2 Large Eggs
  3/4 cup Walnuts pieces 
  1/2c chocolate chips(optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soak dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Place oil, bananas, soaked dates, 1/4c maple syrup, and vanilla extract in blender. Pulse mixture till dates are fine and all is well mixed. Add mixture and eggs to dry ingredients. Mix till all dry ingredients are wet. Mix 2T maple syrup with walnuts in separate bowl to use as topping. Pour batter into a buttered or sprayed loaf pan and top with glazed walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. 

I love that it is refined sugar free, uses sprouted grain flour and gives a nice boost of protein to your morning or snack time. Maybe my friends will perfect a gluten free version that I can share here.