New recipe: Chocolate Banana Almond Butter Bread (with Sea Salt!)
Posted Sep 08 2011 3:22pm
You know the temperatures are starting to fall when I bust out my sifter, flour, sugar and turn the oven on to bake.
2 browning bananas caught my attention earlier this week. I hate wasting food but don’t really love brown bananas so I decided to bake them into a tasty, hearty bread!
This was my first bread made with nut butter. Baking with nut butters (i.e. peanut or almond butter) is a great way to replace the less healthy fats from butter by substituting with healthier fats found in nuts!
I also used a 50/50 mix of whole wheat and white flour to add some extra fiber.
The key to this recipe, aside from the nut butter and whole wheat flour, are the chocolate chips and sea salt. I like to use the 60% cocoa disks made by Ghirardelli. (You can usually get them at Whole Foods if you can’t find them at your local grocery store)
A little sprinkle of sea salt on top of each slice completes the experience. Bittersweet chocolate + almond butter + sea salt = heaven.