Flax seed whole-wheat banana bread1 Tbsp flax seed powder
2 Cups whole-wheat flour
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Cup raw sugar
1/2 Cup light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 very ripe bananas
2/3 C vegetable oil
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare and grease 2 loaf pans. Set aside.
Start with the flax seeds. Make sure they are fresh and smell pleasant. If the flax seed goes bad, it will have a slightly "fishy" smell. These are good
We need to turn them into powder. You can use a spice grinder or a food processor for this purpose, but I just throw the seeds in the ziplock bag and use a meat hammer to crush them. I only crush them partially and leave some whole for a little extra texture.
Pour the flax seed powder in a large bowl.
In the same bowl, add the remaining dry ingredients.
Add in the baking soda, baking powder and salt
Mix all together
In a separate bowl break in the eggs
Pour in the vegetable oil
Now we are going to use our VERY ripe bananas. Quite frankly, I actually HAD to make a banana bread this morning, because these bananas were on their way out. I had to use them, because I hate throwing food away.
In the third bowl, peel the bananas and mash them with a fork.
Add the mashed bananas into your eggs and oil mixture and mix together.
And now we are ready to complete the marriage of all the ingredients.
Now I am adding the cinnamon and nutmeg only because I forgot to add in the beginning. You're supposed to add these spices along with the dried ingredients, but I didn't think the taste changed in any way because of what I'd done.
And mix everything again
Separate the dough evenly between the two earlier prepared loaf pans.
Put the pans into the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.
Check if they are cooked by inserting a wooden toothpick and making sure it comes out clean. Once the banana bread is cooked, transfer it to the cooling rack and let cool.
Enjoy with some butter spread on your bread and some milk!
Wishing everybody a great week! :)