Healthy Whole Grain Banana Bread

This is a bread I make over and over. It’s a standard in my house, spread with apple butter, almond butter or just as is. It’s simple and satisfying, high in fiber, low in added fat and sugar.

Makes 1 loaf. Bake in a lightly oiled loaf pan at 350 for about 50 minutes to an hour, or when a knife comes out clean.

In a bowl, combine:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a blender, puree together:
1/2 cup dark maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with
1/4 cup of water*
3 really ripe bananas

Pour the wet into the dry and stir to combine.

If you like, add 1 to 1.5 cups or so (total) of:
dark chocolate chips
shredded coconut
sunflower or pumpkin seeds
chopped walnuts
blueberries

*you can use two eggs instead of the chia seed/water mix, but the seeds do add a nice texture, with zero cholesterol or fat. plus you get the bragging rights of being hip to the vegan trend, you hipster, you.