I’m sharing my favorite healthy banana bread recipe to show you how cool my new Cake Boss baking items are that I was sent for review. You can find the new Cake Boss baking items at Michaels. I absolutely love baking and the cooler weather has inspired me to get back into the kitchen again. Breads and muffins are one of my downfalls. Some recipes can be very heavy in fat and sugar which is definitely not good for me. I always try to find healthier ways to bake and this healthy banana bread recipe is one of my favorites.
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
- 3 large bananas or 4 small bananas, frozen, thawed and mashed
- 2 eggs or 2 tbsp flax seed soaked in 6 tbsp water for 15 mins
- 2 tbsp softened butter or butter replacement
- 3 tbsp local honey or agave nectar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (NOT flavoring)
- 1½ cups all purpose flour (or half all purpose & half whole wheat)
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds, shelled
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Grease a loaf pan or use a non-stick alternative.
- Mash the bananas & mix with the wet ingredients.
- Mix together the dry ingredients and make a well in the center.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients.
- Mix well and then stir in nuts and seeds.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Bake 45 minutes or until a butter knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
There is a free “Cake Roulette” in store event planned for Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. at all U.S. Michaels stores. Shoppers will be encouraged to discover their reason to bake (and learn more about Cake Boss products) by spinning an over sized “I Love to Bake” Cake Roulette. Each spin corresponds to a particular new Cake Boss product that will be displayed and presented at the event.
Each shopper who pays the game receives a complimentary recipe card associated with product presented. Shoppers will also be able to view online videos, available to view at Michaels.com, featuring Buddy Valastro and his Cake Boss product.
One of my winners will win 3 products from Cake Boss:
- Cake Boss Wooden Tools and Gadgets: 10-inch Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk with Silicone Overmold (59480)
- Cake Boss Novelty Nonstick Bakeware: 12-Cup Flower Molded Cookie Pan, Gray (59407)
- Cake Boss Deluxe Nonstick Bakeware: 9-Inch by 13-Inch Cake Pan, Gray (59438)