Petite Banana Bread
Some days I only have 1 banana and feel like making and eating banana bread. I only want a petite banana bread loaf to last a few days. This recipe can be doubled to create a larger loaf for those days when you want something bigger.
What you’ll need:
- 1 mashed banana
- 75g soft butter
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup of coconut + cacao mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- coconut oil for greasing the pan
- baking paper
- 20cm x 10cm pan
Optional: 1/4 cup shredded or desiccated coconut confetti
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Grease and line the pan
- Mix the butter and coconut sugar well
- Add the egg and vanilla essence to the sugar and butter mix and continue to mix all together
- Add the dry ingredients and mix
- Add the mashed banana
- Scoop the mixture into the pan and bake for about 25 minutes (test with a skewer to ensure it is cooked all the way through)
- Cool on a rack
- Sprinkle the optional coconut confetti toppings over the top if desired.
- Slice and enjoy!
Adding coconut and cacao to your banana bread recipe can enhance its flavour and add health benefits. Coconut contains healthy fats that can improve cholesterol levels and provide energy. Cacao is rich in antioxidants and linked to improved heart health and brain function.
Coconut Sugar and Coconut Oil
Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar, which can help regulate blood sugar levels. While coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), easily digested, and quickly converted into energy. MCTs have also been linked to improved brain function and weight loss.
Including coconut sugar and coconut oil in your petite banana bread recipe can provide these benefits and make for a healthier, more nutritious snack.
The Coconut Store’s Organic Coconut Confetti with Superfoods
It is a healthy and delicious way to top off your cakes, treats, smoothie bowls, salads, and cocktails. It has a subtle and naturally sweet coconut taste, made from 100% organic coconut and natural organic superfood powders. Coconut confetti differs from other products like coconut flakes because of its size and texture.
Benefits of Petite Banana Bread
Good source of fibre
Petite Banana bread contains bananas, which are high in fibre. Fibre is crucial for proper metabolism and preventing hunger and cravings between meals.
Fuels the body
Carbohydrates found in banana bread provide the body with its primary energy source. Eating banana bread can give you a quick burst of energy to help you get through your day.
Contains vitamins and minerals
Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamins C and B6. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure, immune function, and brain function.
Banana bread is a delicious and nutritious treat that can be enjoyed anytime. This petite banana bread recipe is easy to make and perfect for a small household or individual. With fibre, energy-boosting carbohydrates, and essential vitamins and minerals, banana bread is a tasty way to maintain a healthy diet.