Bakini Bread: Easy on the Hips, Tasty on the Lips!

I’ve been perfecting this banana bread recipe for my cookbook and wanted to share with you right away. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and loved by toddlers and adults alike.

With this healthy banana bread recipe, you’re only a few simple ingredients away from the best banana bread ever! It’s made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup. You can easily make this banana bread vegan or gluten free

Recipe yields 1 loaf

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But I always make 2!
  • INGREDIENTS
    ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil or high quality olive oil*
    ½ cup honey or maple syrup
    2 eggs (I used free range)
    5 ripe (with spots) mashed bananas
    ¼ cup almond milk (if you have a nut allergy you can use oat milk)
    1 teaspoon Non-Aluminum baking soda
    1 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla extract
    ½ teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
    1¾ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
    Totally optional: ½ cup mix-ins like chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, raisins, chopped dried fruit, fresh banana slices…
  • INSTRUCTIONS
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
    In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together together with a whisk.
  • Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. (If your coconut oil solidifies on contact with cold ingredients, simply let the bowl rest in a warm place for a few minutes, like on top of your stove, or warm it for about 10 seconds in the microwave.)
    Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. Some lumps are ok! If you’re adding any additional mix-ins, gently fold them in now.
    Pour the batter into your coconut oiled loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. If you’d like a pretty swirled effect, run the tip of a knife across the batter in a zig-zag pattern.
    Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (typically, if I haven’t added any mix-ins, my bread is done at 55 minutes; if I have added mix-ins, it needs closer to 60 minutes). Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
Let me know how it turns out in the comments below, J

Frozen Pineapple Margarita

I thought it would be nice to put a spin on a margarita. Well, that’s partly true. I really had this poor, sad, forgotten pineapple just sitting all alone on my counter (we can address my produce addiction another time). Now, I’m not telling you to use a rotten pineapple, but if it’s just a bit too ripe, cut it up into cubes, lay them out on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and throw them in the freezer until frozen. From there you can use some to whip up this drink then put the rest in a zipper bag and back into the freezer for future margaritas or smoothies. Cheers!

Frozen Pineapple Margarita

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about 9 ice cubes
2 C. frozen cut pineapple
1 C. orange juice

1 can organic coconut milk
1  1/4 cup (depending on the sweetness of your pineapple)

2 lemons, juiced

1 lime, juiced
zest of one lime
turbinado sugar for serving

lime wedge for serving

Put all ingredients into the blender. Blend on high speed for about one minute. If you’d like to rim the glasses with the turbinado, fill one shallow dish with lime juice and water and one with some sugar in it. Dip the glass into the lime water. Let the excess drip off, then dip into the sugar. Pour the margarita into chilled margarita glasses and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Serves about 4 margaritas.

Peel me off the floor! 

  
The only thing that could possibly make this better (if that’s possible) would be my plant protien mix. It tastes like birthday cake batter, I’m making this NOW, bye! 

P.s. Tell me how you like it in the comments below, thanks!

Rawfully yours, JR

I just might be in a coma tomorrow!

As my Raw food Prep Class approaches, I’m trying out some new recipes. More to come this week! Sign up for the class over there on the right side of the page! Hope to see you, Rawfully yours, J