This whole wheat caramel banana bread uses very little oil and 100% whole wheat flour. The caramel bits add the perfect touch of sweetness.
This year we’re celebrating Christmas with Ben’s family pretty early. Actually really early – this coming weekend. Ben is an only child but two of his cousins live nearby and he has always been pretty close to them. Everyone has kids now but we decided not to buy gifts for the kids because they get so much and we’re just trying to keep things simple and focused on the time together. Buuuuuut I can’t come empty-handed because it just feels so weird. Woman issues, ya know? (Not those kind!)
I bought some disposable tin bread pans at the store today so I plan to bake up some little loaves of bread and wrap them up in pretty cellophane. I was planning on my regular whole wheat banana bread but since it’s Christmas and all, I might throw in some caramel bits like this banana bread. Or… I could do coconut chocolate chip banana bread. Or… chocolate banana bread. Or maybe I have a banana bread obsession?
I almost always make a double batch of banana bread. It freezes well and if I’m going to make one loaf, I may as well make two. I either freeze the loaf whole, or I slice it before I freeze it, so I can take out just what I need.
Truth be told, I live with a bunch of monkeys who eat bananas like it’s going out of style so I’ll be lucky if there are any bananas to use. I go through at least 3 big bunches a week, usually more. And I hardly ever eat them. The cashiers at the store always comment on it. Seriously, 75% of the time, there’s a banana comment happening. Yes, we eat all of these. No, they might not last us through the week. No, I do not live with actual monkeys. Yes, they do climb on me like monkeys.
Okay, maybe that’s not exactly how the conversation goes, but pretty much.
If I’m all out of bananas it will probably be pumpkin bread or perhaps I’ll try something new. Any suggestions? I have a huge bag of frozen blueberries so maybe I’ll put those to use.
I hope no one from Ben’s family is reading this. Surprise, you’re getting bread! Maybe it will be maple stout bread! That would be fun.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 226mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 16g Protein: 4g
Husband’s take: He happily devours this bread.
Changes I would make: None!