Weekly Health Tip: Healthy Baking with Bananas

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John and I are finally moved into our new country house! 3 acres is a big change from our 700 square foot condo in downtown Toronto, but I’m loving it so far. On Friday I was able to host my first dinner party with 6 people sitting around one dining table, in an actual dining room. It was monumental for me.

More house updates to come, but now onto the weekly health tip.

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The next time you’re grocery shopping buy double the amount of bananas you normally would. Let one bunch get nice & ripe, and than pop them in the freezer.

Ripe bananas are the main ingredient in most healthy baking & desserts so I always keep a reserve on hand. Just de-thaw and whip up a batch of healthy muffins on Sunday for the week. Bake, freeze and grab one on your way out the door in the morning, and it will be ready to eat when you get to work. Or, bake & freeze a batch of healthy cookies for a quick, good-for-you dessert.

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Bananas are perfect for healthy baking because they’re a source of natural sugar so you don’t need to add any refined sugar to your baking (white sugar is addictive, spikes your blood sugar & turns into fat). For you vegans out there; bananas also act as a binding agent so you often don’t need to include eggs.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy banana recipes:

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Blondies
Healthy Cookies
Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Coconut Muffins
Oatmeal-to-Go Muffins
2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Happy Baking!

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3 Responses to Weekly Health Tip: Healthy Baking with Bananas

  1. Brooke September 2, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    And what a great dinner party it was!!!!!!! Thanks for posting this Laur – I need this right now… I was just going to start some baking with my new kitchenaid mixer πŸ™‚

    • Lauren September 3, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Yea! It all starts with ripe bananas, and than you’ll be GTG! Let me know how it goes!

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