If you haven't had banana soft freeze, you are missing out!! All you do is throw your frozen bananas into a blender or food processor and blend it until it is creamy like soft serve yogurt. You can add peanut butter, chocolate powder, vanilla, anything your heart desires.
I haven't made banana bread for a while, so I knew that these little brown babies will be destined to be in loaf form. Last time I made banana bread it came out super rich and decadent. Unfortunately I never bookmarked the recipe- all I remember was it had greek yogurt in it. While I was perusing the world wide web, I found a recipe that I decided to tweek a little make it with the ingredients I had.
Healthy Coconut Banana Bread
adapted from Monique of Ambitious Kitchen
1 3/4 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup + 3 TB sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 TB olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Baking Blend (or 1/2 cup brown sugar)
3 egg whites
1/4 cup fat free greek yogurt
2 TB coconut milk (or almond milk, soy milk, or regular milk)
2 TB of pineapple juice (or OJ or grapefruit)
Mix the first three ingredients.
In a separate bowl mix the bananas, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, then add oil.
Mix the dry with the wet ingredients.
Then add the yogurt, coconut milk and juice.
Fold in 1/2 cup of coconut flakes.
Grease a 9x5 pan and pour in batter. Sprinkle the remaining 3 TB of coconut flakes on top. Then lightly sprinkle cinnamon evenly on top. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
This bread tasted better after a night in the fridge. I think the bananas needed time to really mesh with the coconut. Brian said this is a keeper. It was good, but not my ABSOLUTE favorite I have ever had. I think next time I will try using riper bananas, and pre toasting the coconut before putting it in the bread. Sorry for the lack of picture, I am just too freaking lazy.
EDIT: COCONUT BANANA BREAD FRENCH TOAST!! I always hate the ends of the banana bread because they are always drier and get cooked more thn the soft middle pieces. So one night I decided to make french toast with them. DELICIOUS. You can make french toast with other pieces too if you leave them out over night to get a little stale. I used egg, coconut milk, cinnamon and stevia and dredged the banana bread pieces in them. It was so decadent, yet healthy!