- For a healthy banana bread:
Swap half the fat (oil or butter) for unsweetened applesauce or plain yogourt. You can also substitute date paste for the refined sugar, which isn’t the healthiest choice either. Not only will it naturally sweeten the banana bread, it will add a good amount of fibre too.
- For an ultra-moist banana bread:
For softer texture, replace the milk with plain yogourt, sour cream, buttermilk or even coconut milk (we promise it won’t taste like coconut!). Moist and tender banana bread guaranteed!
- For a sinfully delicious banana bread:
Add either dark or milk chocolate chips or chunks. For added decadence, serve with salted butterscotch and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. For a more refined touch, drizzle with dark rum after baking. Truly delicious!
- For a super nutritious banana bread
You can add seeds (chia, flax, poppyseed, etc.) and nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.) to your banana bread. Toast them to bring out more flavour, then let cool and incorporate into your batter. Make it more filling by adding some protein, such as cooked lentils. To give the bread a little fibre boost and make it heartier, swap half the white flour for whole wheat or add wheat bran cereals with psyllium fibre (like All-Bran Buds).
- For a “spiced up” banana bread
Why not add a little taste of chai to your banana bread with some cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorns and allspice? If Middle Eastern flavours are your thing, just add a drop of orange blossom water to the wet ingredients. You can also add other fruits to change things up, such as apricots, dates, cranberries or apples