Winter has started …. it is a snowy Sunday and I need something what makes my sweet tooth happy. I have big bag of overripe bananas in my freezer, so I thought, banana bread! Of course, as I promised it should be healthy especially before the Christmas indulgence kicks in. In place of the oil I use sugar free applesauce, and in place of the brown sugar I use honey. Oh, and I also use whole wheat flour. It always turns out really good – I do not miss the oil or brown sugar at all – and the bread stays really moist”
If you make two loaves you can give one away and call it your random act of kindness for the day!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
- 3/4 cup honey
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 mashed overripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.★
★ Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls ★
I have mentioned in my previous post, I am much more of a baker than a cook, I also do enjoy something sweet especially with the lack of sleep I currently have .. but it should be healthy!!
I am calling these chocolate peanut butter balls healthy because I do not use any sugar, no butter, no syrup and no flour. It is just a few natural ingredients, literally rolled up into one – little protein balls!
- 225 gramm organic, raw, unsalted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)Salt to taste
- 4 tablespoons almond meal
- 115 gramm chocolate, semi-sweet or bittersweet
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350. Place peanuts on a baking sheet and roast approximately 5 minutes, pulling them just as they turn golden. Allow to cool.
- Put peanuts in a high powered blender and mix until smooth and oils release. Add honey and salt and process until desired taste is reached. Place peanut butter in a bowl and add almond meal, adjusting the amount until the mixture is combined and begins to form a ball. To get the mixture to further set, return to freezer for 15 minutes.
- Remove peanut butter from freezer and use two melon scoops to place dime size balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place sheet in freezer until set, about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and if balls needs shaping, roll between hands.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwaveable safe dish and stir.
- Break the middle tines of a plastic fork and use to roll the balls through the chocolate until fully coated. Place balls back on pan. Once finished, return the pan to the freezer until the balls are fully set.
- If there is leftover chocolate, you can double dip some of the balls for a thicker, fuller coverage.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer.
I have to make a confession: caffeinatedmum is NOT a great cook! But I think it is important to eat right!
My husband is French and therefore he is very particular with food. We have agreed on following designations, he is the Executive chef and I am the Pastry chef, that means I am responsible to satisfy the sweet tooth in the house.
Therefore caffeinated recipes are simple, sweet but healthy!
Guten Appetit/ Bon appetit!