How you doin’, little healthy banana bread? Joey? Omg I so hope you know what I mean.
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The most depressing moment of my life was 2 years ago when I spoke to a 20-year old and she didn’t know Friends. I made a joke from there and she looked at me as if I’m some crazy lady with a weird hairstyle.
To be fair, I did braid my hair that day. But not in a romantic, beautiful way like here:
More like in a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-milk-the-cows kinda way. I did not actually find a picture.
Still, my 20-year old friend had no idea who my (*real*) friends Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Gunter and Janice were. This was the first time in my life when I realized I am getting old. A real low.
Since then I’m just sitting in the kitchen and making food. 2 years, guys. Two years locked in that kitchen, cooking and eating. Come and rescue meeeee!!!
Someone’s lying and getting dramatic and it’s not me. It’s this banana bread. This is a recipe I mastered during the last two, okay probably one year. It’s a super healthy banana bread.
Well it’s not actually “bread”. It doesn’t look like bread. It’s a banana bread square. Squares. Healthy banana bread squares.
But first it was a heart.
And then I chopped it into a million squares as if I were a boy. Even just for a day. Okay, 8 “squares” (kinda, some edges were round).
You know how people eat peanutbutter and bananas? Yuck. Almonds and bananas is better.
And another thing you need to know is that this is the most perfect preworkout snack.
But it’s also the perfect postworkout snack (because if you pay close attention to popular “fitness tips”, postworkout, preworkout – ALL the same: umm, eat some carbs + protein before workout and umm, after workout eat some protein + some carbs).
What you’ll need to make this healthy banana bread
Without any sugar, eggs or flour, this banana bread is made out of nothing.
It’s like a baby. I call it the abracadabra of life.
Okay, so you’ll need some things. For example the oldest, most disgusting bananas you can find? Score, put them in there.
Then you’ll need oats, almonds, vanilla, coconut oil and this recipe. Nada more.
And baking is not a science here. I’m busting a lot of myths here.
5 reasons you’ll love this healthy banana bread:
- tastes awesome
- will satisfy sugar cravings
- is healthy
- needs basic ingredients
- and is super easy to make
Now let’s see how it’s actually done.
Healthy banana bread - flourless, sugar-free & vegan. A great healthy breakfast or snack, good for meal prep as it keeps in the fridge between 3-5 days.
- 3 bananas, old & gross
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 1/3 cups oats, ground
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Mash bananas in a bowl with the coconut oil (don't need to melt it before, mashing will do the trick).
- In a food processor / nut grinder grind your oats to flour.
- Add vanilla and oats, in the end add the almonds (chopped roughly).
- Optionally you can also add some dark chocolate chunks. Personally, I like the banana bread like this more.
- Spread the mixture in a spring form or a silicone baking form, and top with chopped almonds.
- Then bake for 30-40 minutes at 350F/180C. Let cool off for 1 hour and you're done.
- Keep in the fridge.
And that is it – the perfect healthy snack or ready to go breakfast. I hope you enjoy this healthy banana bread recipe and if you do make sure to subscribe via email for more recipes and healthy ideas & tips from me 🙂
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