Brisbane Food Blogging is really going ahead. When I started blogging I wasn't aware of the whole new world I was tuning into. It is absolutely fabulous that there are so many food bloggers, they are all quite lovely and make a great little community. One food blogger who is new to the scene, but already has a fabulous blog is Leah from Sugar Snapped. I came accross Leah's blog when she commented on my blog and have been following her blog ever since. Leah describes herself as 'a 20-something girl, living in Brisbane Australia. She has a passion for cooking, food and sustainability and posts some great recipes!
Banana bread seems healthy enough, but some banana breads contain enough sugar to feed a town. Leah has given us a healthier version of the traditional sugar packed bread that still tastes great!
"I'm quite new to blogging scene, but I enjoy it so much - even if no one out there is reading! This is a really easy, quick banana bread, that is very good for you! I have a weakness for all things sweet, so this meets that need without dosing me up on too much refined sugar. If you're feeling very virtuous you could even omit the sugar entirely - but make sure your bananas are very ripe!
Healthy banana bread
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
1/4 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)
140g plain natural yoghurt (low fat also works)
Dash of vanilla (to taste)
2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped or food processed (optional or you can sub in nuts of your choice)
Preheat your oven to about 150*.
In a small bowl, mash the banana, and add the brown sugar, yoghurt, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
Sift the flour, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and add to the wet ingredients. You can add the nuts here if you want or leave til the end.
Gently fold together until combined - be careful not to overmix.
Spray a loaf tin with cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan. Top with nuts if you wish.
Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then tip out of the pan and cool for 10 more minutes before slicing."
Thanks very much to Leah for her post.
What about you readers- have you got great tasting healthier alternatives?