Coziest Banana Bread

Coziest Banana BreadIs there anything more universally loved than banana bread?  From toddlers to grandfolks, it is a much loved food.  This yummy bread is ideal for following the “Fix It! Plan” way of eating.  It’s heart healthy and  whole grain, plus it contains no sugar, except the small amount present in the 80% dark chocolate.  It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup, and filled with the goodness of nuts and seeds.CU Ingredients-1

This is another great recipe from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots blog.  I love the combination of walnuts, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate.  Sarah also used pecans but I found they were hidden among the other flavors, so If I use them again in this bread, I’ll toast them first.Round Pan version-1

I made this for Bill’s birthday this year, baked it in an 8″ round cake pan, and Bill Birthday pic-3he loved it, as did daughter and grandson!  Like I said.. all ages!  I’ve also gifted it in a loaf pan.  AND I suspect it would bake up fine as muffins too, but I haven’t tried that yet.

mixing seq-1It’s quite easy to prepare–I start by chopping the chocolate and combining in a bowl with whatever combination of nuts and seeds I’m going to use.  Pouring Ingredients-1Then I whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  After that,  just whip up the wet ingredients in a blender and pour into the dry, stirring until only just blended.

Now fold in the chocolate, nuts and seeds and spoon into whatever shape pan you want to use.  I like decorating the top as you can see.

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