Monday Munchies: Banana Bread with Coconut Oil and Flax

Palm Banana Bread

This is supposed to be a palm tree!  Maybe one of these days I’ll be motivated to pick up my real camera instead of using my phone for everything!  🙂  I saw this on Pinterest using oranges as the sand and decided banana bread would be even better.  I should have taken more time cutting the kiwi slices, but the kids still thought it was tasty.   As I’ve shown, my kiddos love banana bread.   I wanted to make some on Wednesday when the trio was home sick but I only had 2 ripe bananas and we were out of eggs. I decided to tweak the recipe a bit and I think the result was even better than the original.  It was moist and the kids (even while sick!) ate nearly the entire loaf for lunch on Wednesday. 

Banana Bread

  • 2 Tbsp flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp water
  • 2 medium sized very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 C flour (white/wheat/or a mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.  In a measuring cup, combine flax and water and stir.  In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with the sugar, applesauce, and vanilla.  Add the flax mixture and then add the baking soda, salt, and flour.  Mix until just combined.  Bake for 55 minutes.  Moist and delicious!  This recipe makes 1 loaf.

Each Monday, I’ll showcase a family and kid-friendly recipe to share with your family. Please let me know if you try one of my recipes! Enjoy!

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