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Spelt Flour Banana Bread With Walnuts And Honey

Spelt and Honey Banana Bread with Walnuts

3.8 from 12 reviews

delectable and healthier banana bread made with spelt flour and sweetened with honey. The walnuts add a lovely crunch and nuttiness to the mix. Dark chocolate chunks are optional, but delicious. A great choice for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
  • 1/4 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350° F and line a 20 cm x 5 cm loaf tin with parchment paper hanging over the edges so you can lift it out easily.
  2. Chop the walnuts and toast for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Sift the spelt flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Mix the olive oil and honey together in a  separate bowl. Add the eggs and blend well.
  5. Mash the bananas and add to the mixture, then add in the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Add 3/4 of the chopped walnuts and combine. Leave some to sprinkle on top. At this point, if using, add the chocolate chunks.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the surface with the moistened back of a spoon or spatula. Top with the rest of the walnuts or chocolate chunks.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Notes

You can omit the walnuts for a nut-free banana bread. You can use any kind of milk you like.

Also, try adding dark chocolate chunks, either in the batter or on top. The result is scrumptious!

This banana bread freezes well, wrapped in plastic and placed in a ziplock bag.

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