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Healthy Coconut Banana Bread
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1¼ teaspoon baking soda
3 Large ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup + 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup of brown sugar
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons skim milk
¼ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda together in mixing bowl.
In separate large mixing bowl combine mashed bananas, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg whites and mix together until smooth. Next add oil. Then, slowly add in flour and combine until moist. Next add Greek yogurt and orange juice. (Depending on the consistency you can add two tablespoons of skim milk. If you like your bread more dense —omit the milk — but if you like it more airy or lighter you can add it.) Lastly add ½ cup of coconut and mix together.
Pour into greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle two tablespoons of coconut on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and the bread is golden brown.
Optional: throw in ½ cup of walnuts to batter to help keep you satisfied all morning. Another option: substitute ½ cup of regular flour with whole wheat flour
Make 16 slices. About 115 calories per slice.
14 cupcakes, and all you need is a banana and 4 egg whites (and a pinch of baking powder)! Mash up the banana, mix with the eggs and baking powder, and pour in cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 350 C, and keep the cupcakes in there for about 30 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. Et voila! Perfect Saturday morning breakfast :D
Nutritional Information (entire batch)
Fat: 1 g
Carbs: 38 g
Protein: 25 g
Add toppings if you want, and also, make sure the amount of batter in each liner is a bit less than you would normally put. These babies rise!
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