First of all, thanks for all your kind words yesterday. I really appreciate your support.
Okay, enough sharing of the feelings: let’s eat.
Last week’s BlogHer Book Club review has got me thinking about all those good Omega 3s (and chocolate) that my body needs.
Banana Bread to the rescue!
Where you will find Omega 3 oils in this recipe:
- Farm-fresh eggs and milk: grass fed animals produce higher omega 3s in their meat, milk and eggs (though store bought products will still make a great-tasting and good for you banana bread).
- Nut lovers rejoice! Walnuts are high in omega 3s.
- Just to take it over the top, there’s 1/4 cup of ground flax for mega-omaega 3 power!
None of that would matter much though if it didn’t taste amazing, right?
Go ahead and eat half the loaf while standing over the kitchen sink. I won’t judge. It’s a health food.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (I like white whole wheat)
- ¼ cup ground flax seed (a mini coffee grinder works well to grind seed yourself)
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup high quality dark chocolate chips (read the ingredients to make sure you are not getting a lot of gross stuff you don’t want)
- ½ cup walnuts
- 6 Tbs butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbs molasses
- 1½ cups mashed, ripe bananas (about 3)
- ¼ cup whole milk
- ⅔ cup plain full-fat yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Stir dry ingredients, chocolate chips and walnuts together in a large mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just mixed. Do not over-mix.
- Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
- Cool on rack and slice to serve.
- Eat with wild abandon.
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