It seems as we're all making banana bread these days. My instagram feed is full of those recipes and ones for pasta - something I can get behind right now. Comfort foods... and frankly whatever your circumstance, we all need comfort at this time when we're still waiting for an end date, a time when things will start to go back to "normal." But what is "normal'? I think we all know it's going to be different after this.

That could go deep very quickly, but let's keep it light and play. Baking is my play time in the kitchen and just in general and you can do that in so many ways here. I've swapped the rolled oats for collagen protein, especially to use this as a hiking or road-trip snack. You can use peanut butter, almond butter or really any kind of nut butter you'd like. depending on your mood... and mix-ins, well it's like a cookie, what do I want today? Recently I added pecans and swirled dollops of leftover chocolate ganache I had on top. I always put a chocolate component to my banana bread, but that's just me. Have fun with this! We're not doing our normal things right now anyway, so let loose and play... and have a delicious treat after.

banana bread

7 ounces (about 2 medium) ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup nut butter

3 eggs, room temperature

3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

splash of vanilla

1/2 cup oat flour

1/4 cup tapioca flour

1/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup of mix-ins (walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, etc)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients, through the vanilla, together until mostly smooth.

In a small bowl, mix the flours, baking powder and salt. add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and whisk to combine. Fold in your desired mix ins.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan, and top with whatever chopped toppings you’d like. bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before enjoying.

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