A Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe
with a Mango Twist and Ginger Surprise
Sometimes the best recipe experiments are a result of ingredients that have to be used up before they go bad - that works especially well for a banana bread recipe since you need super ripe bananas - what better way to use up those brown skin beauties.
Well this time I not only had a few very ripe bananas but I had a mango that needed to be used up right away as well - so the 'ol kitchen creative bug bit me in the keister and the result was a rather delicious surprise. (ok I'm sure plenty of other people have made banana mango bread but I'd like to think I'm special too).
So without further ado (although feel free to throw down a drum roll if you like) here is my Mango Ginger Banana Bread Recipe:
I'll list the earth friendly organic ingredients (thus the somewhat healthy banana bread recipe) that I try to use but you can use whatever you have on hand - I won't tell...
Mango Ginger Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 tbs Truvia (I use the natural sweetener Truvia to cut down on the amount of sugar - you can supplement all of the sugar with a natural sweetener if you'd like)
1 stick cultured organic butter
2 large organic pastured eggs
2 large very ripe bananas
1/2 to 3/4 diced very ripe mango depending on how much you sample 🙂
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour (mix half n half white flour if whole wheat is too dense for you)
1.5 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp aluminum free baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
coconut oil or butter
Heat oven to 350º - Grease bottom of 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with coconut oil or butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (to help so the bread won't stick)
Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Stir in bananas, mango, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in flour, ginger powder, baking soda, and sea salt just until moistened.
Pour into baking pan sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar and bake for about an hour - or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool as long as you can resist the delectable smell and enjoy - last but not least send everyone you know back to Earth Friendly Goodies to tell us what they thought of our Banana Mango Ginger Bread recipe (not required but it is always nice)
What do you like to spice up your banana bread recipe with - please share in the comments below.