I'm really excited to share my recipe for this delicious, healthy banana carrot bread. I have been eating this for breakfast for the last couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. I normally eat the bread with some fresh bananas, peaches, apricots or any other fruit that I have at home. You could also top it with some cream cheese or chocolate/peanut spreads, or just eat it plain. I make this bread with spelt or whole grain flour as they are high in fibres and contain no added sugars. Because of this they are healthier than refined 'white' flour. I am not really a sweet tooth so for me this bread is sweet enough because of the bananas. If you want to make this bread a little sweeter you can add a tablespoon of vanilla extract or some honey, the healthier options for sugar.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 3 carrots
- 1 cup of unsalted nuts
- 2 cups of spelt flour (or whole grain flour)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
The first three things you need to do is mash the bananas, grate the carrots and chop the nuts. I used a mixture of unsalted walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts in this recipe, but you can switch this up or leave them out if you don't like nuts. After this you add the other ingredients - the flour, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon and olive oil - and mix them all together. Make sure to combine all the ingredients well, you do not want any lumps of flour in there. If you, unlike me, like your bread a little sweeter you could add one tablespoon of vanilla extract or some honey. Put the mixture in a cake tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 60 minutes, depending on your oven. Check around 45/50 minutes as your oven could work differently than mine and you don't want to overbake your bread. After your bread is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes in the tin before taking it out. I store the bread in an airtight container in the fridge as my kitchen gets to warm here in Valencia, but you can also keep it at room temperature.
Grab a slice of bread with a cup of coffee, a book and enjoy!