2 Easy Banana Bread

CHAI-SPICED CARROT BANANA BREAD WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

The most epically moist and delicious Healthy Chai-Spiced Carrot Banana Bread loaded with warming spices and topped with the most amazing cream cheese frosting. 100% whole grain and vegan! 





Ingredients
For the bread:
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup grated carrots (2 large carrots)
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (3 medium, very over-ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar or 1/3 cup maple syrup)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, plus more for topping
For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese of choice, softened (I used homemade vegan cashew cream cheese)
  • 1/3 cup organic powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 5x9inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flax and water. Set aside to thicken. Melt coconut oil in a small bowl and set aside to cool. Grate carrots and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together mashed banana, grated carrot, sugar, coconut oil, milk, vanilla extract, and flax mixture.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. Gently fold in pecans. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, covering with foil after 50 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make frosting by beating together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla (I used a hand mixer) in a medium bowl until smooth.
  7. Remove bread from oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack. When bread has cooled, spread with frosting and top with a sprinkling of pecans. Slice and serve!

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

This rich yet healthy chocolate banana bread is a delicious combination of banana and chocolate. Moreover, it is free from refined sugar and prepared using whole grain flour.







Ingredients

Liquid Ingredients
  • 3 bananas riped
  • 3/4 cup agave
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks plus more for toppings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350F. Spray the bread loaf pan with oil and keep it aside
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Keep it aside
  3. In another large mixing bowl mash ripe bananas using the back of a fork or spatula
  4. Add egg whites, agave, almond butter, oil, vanilla, and whisk until well combined
  5. Then gently fold and mix dry ingredients including chocolate chunks into the banana mixture
  6. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan. Spread some chocolate chunks on the top.
  7. Bake it in a preheated oven for 55-60 min or until the toothpick insert comes out clean
  8. Slice and serve warm