Believably Brilliant Banana Bread (or Muffins)

Believably Brilliant Banana Bread (or Muffins)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.0
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.7 mg
  • Sodium: 51.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Introduction

These are chock-full of all kinds of good stuff - 11 of the ingredients are on the WHFoods list! There's omega 3's from the flax and sunflower seeds, fibre from the whole wheat and oats, potassium and lots of vitamins from the fruit and even antioxidants from the blueberries and chocolate chips I tossed in! Maca root powder is an optional ingredient that's also touted as a "superfood" for the hormonal system, helping regulate metabolism, energy levels, growth, sexual development and general sense of well being. If you opt for muffins, they bake best at 375F for about 25 minutes. For bread, use the directions as written. These are chock-full of all kinds of good stuff - 11 of the ingredients are on the WHFoods list! There's omega 3's from the flax and sunflower seeds, fibre from the whole wheat and oats, potassium and lots of vitamins from the fruit and even antioxidants from the blueberries and chocolate chips I tossed in! Maca root powder is an optional ingredient that's also touted as a "superfood" for the hormonal system, helping regulate metabolism, energy levels, growth, sexual development and general sense of well being. If you opt for muffins, they bake best at 375F for about 25 minutes. For bread, use the directions as written.
Number of Servings: 30

Ingredients

    1 tbsp ground flaxseed
    2 tbsp hot water
    2 cups flour
    1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup rolled oats
    1/4 cup wheat germ
    1/4 cup maca powder
    2 tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tbsp cinnamon
    1 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 oz cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1 tbsp vanilla
    4 large, over-ripe bananas, mashed
    2 cups milk
    1/3 cup butter, melted
    1 1/2 cups frozen (unthawed) or fresh blueberries
    1/4 cup toffee bits
    1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
    1/4 cup toasted buckwheat kernels (kasha)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F, grease 2 loaf pans.
In a small dish, combine flaxseed and hot water, set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, oats, wheat germ, maca powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together cheese, sunflower seed butter and sugars. Add flaxseed mixture, vanilla and bananas, beating well.
Add half the flour mixture and blend in, then add milk and butter and beat well.
Add remaining dry ingredients, stirring just to combine, then fold in berries, toffee bits, chocolate chips and buckwheat.
Bake 55-60 minutes. Cool in the pans 20 minutes before unmoulding and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.

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