It was one of the first things I learned how to make when I left home for college because it was like having a little piece of home with me! It is also a super resourceful way of using bananas that have gotten too ripe. A few other simple ingredients and you have a great breakfast addition!
- 5 ripe bananas
- ¼ cup whole milk if you are dairy free use whole coconut milk
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or melted butter
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2-3 TB sucanat or organic pure cane sugar I think honey would work too
- ½ cup sorghum flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup white rice flour
- 1 TB cinnamon
- 1 tsp aluminium free baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Blend the banana, butter, milk, lemon juice, and sucanat in a food processor, blender, or with hand held beaters.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Bake at 350 degrees in a small buttered (or coconut oiled) loaf pan for 60 minutes. Let the loaf cool a good 15 or so minutes before cutting.
- I usually slice the whole loaf and freeze some –quick pull out addition to breakfast or lunch! You could also do a double batch if you have enough bananas and just freeze a whole loaf.
- Ever see those over ripe bananas go on super sale at the end of the week at your local grocer? GRAB THEM UP! Bananas are a pretty frugal fruit anyway, but when they are even cheaper after they go too ripe at the store, you can double up some banana bread loaves for the freezer for cheap!
- I usually serve banana bread with our breakfast. I spread coconut butter or butter on the banana bread and serve it with raw milk and a fried egg or bacon. It is also a great option for adding onto lunch. Especially if you are a gluten free house, GF breads at the store are pricey and just not in our budget. Banana bread is a fun option to take the place of a sandwich here and there.
- You really could do this up on a school morning. The night before get the loaf pan buttered and get all the dry ingredients measured out. In the morning just add the wet ingredients to the blender, add the dry, and into the loaf pan! It can bake while everyone gets ready for school!
- This a great one to quick do up for a new mama that you know! Bring her over a frozen loaf for her freezer *before* baby comes! That way she has something quick to pull out during those first days with baby.
- You can get sorghum flour, tapioca flour, and white rice flour on Amazon – usually this is the cheapest for me, although I price check occasionally at our local health food store and sometimes it is better there.
Let me know if you try it out and if it passes the kiddo test!