Recipe: A healthy take on banana bread

Since going on holiday to Barbados last year and trying banana bread for the first time, I have always wanted to recreate something similar at home. This is delicious with some low fat spread as both a snack and a dessert.

Here is my recipe for a healthy banana bread (serves 10)

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Ingredients:

140g Wholemeal Flour

100g Self Raising Flour

1 tsp each of bicarbonate of soda and baking powder

300g of mashed bananas

4 tbsp of sugar free maple syrup

3 eggs

150ml of low fat natural yoghurt

40g of dried fruit of your choice

25g of pecans or nuts of your choice

Method:

Preheat the oven to 140oc (fan assisted) and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper

Mix bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, dried fruit and both flours together in a bowl (ideally using an electric mixer)

Mix bananas, maple syrup, yoghurt and eggs

Mix all ingredients together and pour into the loaf tin

Sprinkle the pecan nuts on top of the cake

Bake for 1 hour 10 – 1 hour 15 minutes

Transfer to wire rack for cooling

An Introduction

Hey,

So this is my first blog post, exciting times ahead!

I thought I would start by introducing myself and telling you all a bit about myself 🙂

I have just finished my postgraduate course in Law after completing my Law degree in Bristol in 2014.

I first became interested in health and fitness last April after biting the bullet and signing up for a gym membership at my local gym. This was a big step for me as I had always hated sport at school and was always the one being picked last for teams!

After the first few weeks of forcing myself to go, I began to enjoy it and I also fell in love with zumba classes which I now do 4-5 times a week.

Coupled with this came the desire for me to improve what I ate and this led to me eating a lot healthier and also baking my own healthier versions of treats, which I would have normally ate without batting an eyelash (thank you to my boyfriend for buying me a lovely pink kitchen mixer to assist with this!

On this blog, I plan to feature a variety of posts related to health and fitness including healthy recipes, fitness class reviews, fitness trends and anything else I feel like adding along the way!

Till my next post!

Tammy Jayne. xxx