8 ingredients is all you to make this delicious, refined sugar-free and Oil-Free Wheat Bran Blueberry Banana Bread!
I caught the quickest cold known to man this week. I felt my throat getting itchy on Tuesday, woke up with a sore throat on Wednesday, and started feeling better on Thursday. Holla! The funny thing is, just a few days before my cold started, I was cockily thinking about how I didn’t get sick when Brett had his bad cold. Pride comes before the fall, y’all.
Another random, unrelated thought. Remember when I shared with you that I was going to slowly try to switch to all natural cosmetic products? A couple weeks back we got our first shipment from Amazon that included new shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash (raw honey), and aluminum-free deodorant for Brett (I have already started making my own from scratch). Welllll, turns out some of products we tried didn’t work so well. I love the soap and honey (both of which I use on my face), but the shampoo, conditioner and deodorant were no goes.
First of all, Brett smelled. I didn’t notice it too much myself, but the aluminum-free deodorant didn’t fly with him. As for the shampoo and condition, Brett thought they were okay, but my scalp became super greasy and itchy and I started getting dandruff. Eww. No thank you. Hopefully I’ll find some natural products that actually work on my hair soon, but as for now, I’m loving my chemical-laden shampoo. It’s so nice to have normal hair back!!
As for this Oil-Free Wheat Bran Blueberry Banana Bread, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to post this recipe (I know, I know. Just what you want to hear, right?). I still doubt myself sometimes and wonder whether people will like certain recipes as much as I do. But once I realized that I kept looking forward to having a slice of this bread, and that Brett kept eating it too, I knew it was post worthy.
Some reasons I love this bread, other than the few ingredients it requires, is it’s doughy, sweetness, which all comes from bananas and dates! Natures candy, I tell you. Then you have all the fiber from the wheat bran and flour that keeps you full and satisfied and provides plant-based protein. Lastly, you’ve got little jewels of blueberries laced throughout each slice that provide a sweet burst of freshness. Yum!
- 1 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 3 over-ripe bananas
- 8 pitted medjool dates
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blueberries
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the wheat bran and the almond milk and let is stand for 10 minutes.
- In a food processor, process the bananas, dates and vanilla until smooth. Mix into the bran mixture.
- In another bowl whisk together the wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add this dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just blended. Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the edges brown. Allow the bread to cool before slicing.
*Store leftovers in an airtight bag in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 25gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 6gSugar 6gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 4g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.