I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t like banana bread! I think it’s the nostalgia factor for most people. It is one of my 4 year olds favourite snacks and we love making it together because it is EASY and he can be my hands on help. But really… I think Micah loves helping me because he always sneaks some chocolate chips. We usually double or triple this recipe and cut up the extra loaves and place in the freezer for an easy snack the following weeks. I own about 8 loaf pans so I never need to worry about that!
Baking with little guys is always fun and of course more eventful!
Why I Love Spelt Flour!
We bake mostly with Spelt flour in our house because of it’s nutritional value and because it is a lighter whole grain flour to use than whole wheat flour. We use it to make pancakes, waffles, pizza dough, biscuits, banana bread, ANYTHING! Spelt flour is easier to digest and has a nutty and sweet flavour. Because the gluten structure is different that regular wheat flour, you just need to make sure you don’t over mix your batter when you are using Spelt flour. A good way to start using Spelt is by doing a 1/2 and 1/2 mix with All Purpose Flour.
How to Make:
First place all of your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and set aside.
Next mash your ripe bananas in a separate bowl.
Then add your eggs, melted butter, plain yogurt, and sugar and whisk to combine. The perfect job for little helpers.
Add your dry ingredients to your wet and whisk just until combined. You want to be careful to not over mix.
Add in your chocolate chips and fold them in with a spatula.
Grease a loaf pan really well or line the inside with parchment paper. Then add your batter to the pan and place into the preheated 350 degree oven for about 55 minutes.
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AMAZING! This will definitely be my go-to banana bread recipe! I followed the directions exactly (using the spelt flour and coconut oil) and it turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing this recipe Katie!
This was my first time ever making cinnamon buns and they turned out amazing!! Katie’s recipe was so easy to follow.
The dough is the perfect consistency
The brown butter icing takes these cinnamon buns to a new level!!
I love that this recipe is a healthy alternative to other banana bread recipes.
I used Katie’s tip about ripening the bananas in the oven and they were perfect. I omitted the sugar and just added chocolate chips and my kids couldn’t tell the difference.
My husband said it’s the best banana bread I’ve made, and I definitely agree!
This is definitely my go to banana bread recipe now! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Katie!
Fabulous recipe! so delicious and I love that it is a healthier alternative to my other banana bread recipes. Writing it out and adding it to my recipe box 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipes Katie, cannot wait to try out the cinnamon bun one 🙂
Thanks for trying it and for letting me know! I really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed it
Just made this recipe last night! I love it – it’s perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy / moist on the inside. I put a little less coconut sugar than suggested becuase I like it less sweet. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you so much for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback 🙂