I am particularly joyful this week because…I only have 6 days left of school…FOREVER!!! (Can i get a hallelujah? Amen?) Now I’ve just got to get through exams (duh duh duuuuuuh.) I am also in high spirits because my birthday is this week so I have an excuse to make and eat cake (not that I need an excuse!) In other news, this week I’m bringing you a very rustic lil loaf.
This banana bread was adapted from the ‘Healthy Hunter‘
I can’t urge you enough to give this one a try! Not only do you get a gorgeous (and delicious) loaf, but your house smells like cinnamony-bakery-heaven.
Before I give you the recipe though I have to share a little story… (Oi! I see you scrollin’ you hatin’…It’s a good story, I promise!)
So, we had visitors over in the weekend, and being excellent hosts, we offered them some TimTams. While we were eating dinner we heard a ‘clink’… and then we saw one very guilty, cheeky dog slinking out of the lounge. He had gobbled up all but one (rather slobbery) TimTam! The little rascal! “Isn’t chocolate bad for dogs?,” I hear you say. Yes, yes it is…didn’t stop him though!
(See didn’t you enjoy that?)
Here’s the recipe:
Banana Bread for babes (Serves around 12)
- 3 ripe bananas (i.e. not green…preferably a bit spotty and fragrant)
- 3 eggs
- 300g flour (I used buckwheat)
- 4 dates, chopped (maybe 6 because we both know you can’t resist…)
- 2 Tbsp raisins
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (best spice again)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup greek yoghurt (really important! Note: greek yogurt isn’t from Greece…)
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
Then you can pull it out and inhale the delicious smell and sigh with pure, unadulterated satisfaction.
I won’t even judge you if you go in for seconds!
P.S. The moral of the story is…eat all the TimTams before this one does:
Don’t worry he’s okay. (except for the crippling guilt)
But that’s enough from us…you should get baking!