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January 31, 2014

Simply The Best Banana Raspberry Bread, Ever. ~ Alex Hanifin

This recipe has been adapted from the original.

I want to share this recipe as it’s simply amazing.

I am an avid baker and this one always makes it to the top. It is flavorful, fulfilling and makes for a healthy breakfast or snack. Everyone loves it and people have been begging for my secret recipe, so here it is!

I have created organic, gluten free and vegan recipes to match different lifestyles, but feel free to mix and match!

General directions for all three versions:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  2. Combine all the wet ingredients in seperate bowl.
  3. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients together until batter like.
  4. Pour into a greased nine-by-five-by-three-inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 60ish minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle
Organic Version

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of organic flour
  • 2 teaspoons of organic baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon organic salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of organic sugar or ¾ cup of local honey (I like to use organic coconut sugar, but use what you like)
  • 1 cup squishy organic bananas
  • 2 cups of frozen organic raspberries—important that they are frozen (gently fold these in last)
  • 2 local eggs
  • 1 cup of really soft organic butter

Extra flavors:

  • Fair Trade Chocolate chips
  • Favorite nut (pistachios are surprisingly amazing- hard to find organic, though)
Gluten-Free Version

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of gluten free flour—I like to use Cup 4 Cup
  • 2 teaspoons of Organic baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon organic salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of organic sugar or ¾ cup of local honey (I like to use coconut sugar, but use what you like.)
  • 1 cup squishy bananas
  • 2 cups of frozen raspberries—important that they are frozen (gently fold these in last)
  • 2 local eggs
  • 1 cup of really soft organic butter

Extra flavors:

Vegan Version

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 ½  cups of organic flour
  • 2 teaspoons of organic baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon organic salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of organic sugar—I like to use coconut sugar, but use what you like.
  • 1 cup squishy bananas
  • 2 cups of frozen organic raspberries—important that they are frozen (gently fold these in last)
  • ** 2 tablespoon flax seed with 6 tablespoons water, See below on how to properly mix together
  • 1 cup of Earth Balance

Extra flavors:

  • Fair-Trade Chocolate chips
  • Favorite nut (pistachios are surprisingly amazing)

 **How to replace eggs using flax seed meal

Blend  flax seed with water in a blender/food processor until the mixture is thick and creamy.

 

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Sofia Mar 12, 2014 12:37am

This sounds like an awesome recipe, love that you included a vegan version too.

Jessica Feb 11, 2014 11:27am

That sounds like a ridiculous amount of Earth Balance/butter for one loaf of bread!

Maya Feb 1, 2014 8:55pm

I baked it vegan-GF version, with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour, a combo of garbanzo and fava flours. loooove it! also skipped all the sugar, 1 1/4 cup?!?!wow! anyway, bananas make it sweet enough. delish!!

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Alex Hanifin

Alex Hanifin is a Boulder local. She climbs rocks to get off the ground. She bakes to enjoy herself. And her work comes along with it all.