I have a rule: before I can throw anything out, I have to write down five possible uses for it. This stretches my mind and keeps it nimble – just like stretching exercises do for my body.Anna Olson
Are you looking for a way to use overripe bananas?
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If you’re like me, then you hate when food goes to waste. I feel so guilty when food goes bad and I have to throw it away. You feel me?
I developed this recipe to put to use ingredients I have accumulated on my travels (instant/quick cooking oats and bananas), but then I realized we all encounter this problem so I had to share this recipe.
This banana bread recipe is so easy because it only has 6 base ingredients for the batter, that you probably already have on hand. Yes only 6 ingredients that you throw in a blender!
So let’s first talk about blenders now. There are so many blenders out there so how do you choose the right one? I look for 3 things: value, durability (for home use), and ease of use. The thing I love most about my Hamilton Beach blender is that it’s affordable, does the job (no chunky bits left behind), and is easy to use (only 5 buttons). I also love my blender because it’s made out of a dishwasher safe glass jar (most blenders are made out of plastic) which is more sturdy in my opinion and is safe to use with ALL ingredients, even the smelly ones (curry soup) and the ones that stain (blueberries, turmeric, beets, etc.). Here are the blenders I recommend in order of value, durability for home use, and ease of use:
- My blender, Hamilton Beach 58148 Power Elite Multi-Function Blender, $45
- Black+Decker Countertop Blender with 5-Cup Glass Jar, $65
- Ninja BL780C Supra Kitchen System, $180
- Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, $450
This recipe is also plant-based (vegetarian, but can be made vegan), is gluten-free, flourless, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. But feel free to modify the recipe to suit your dietary or lifestyle needs (I give you some substitution suggestions). If you have more ingredients on hand you can also add spices to the base batter (cinnamon, turmeric, allspice, etc.) and you can even change or add extra toppings (seeds, nuts, dried/fresh fruit, chocolate, etc.) to make this banana bread your own. This recipe is EVERYTHING for EVERYONE! I’m so excited!
This recipe is also so EASY to make because you throw all the ingredients into a blender/food processor and let the machine do all the work. This also makes for an easy clean-up. #winning
This recipe is can also be adjusted to the cooking pans and appliances you have at home. If you don’t have a loaf pan, no problem! Put this batter in any cake pan or muffin tin and cook it at 15 minute intervals at 350°F until golden brown. If you don’t have an oven, no problem! Turn this batter into pancakes by pouring the batter straight from the blender into a greased pan on your stovetop at med/high heat. Flip the pancakes once you see bubbles start to form and pop and cook pancake for 1 min on the second side. Again, this recipe is EVERYTHING for EVERYONE! This recipe will definitely be your go-to banana bread recipe because it is a solid base for additional dessert recipes as it’s mild in flavour and sweetness.
You know I can’t post a recipe without talking about the nutritional information. I’m bananas about bananas… sorry I had to! You should all know by now that I’m all about those cheesy puns.
Bananas have potassium, which is good for heart health. They also have manganese, which is good for our skin. Bananas also give us energy (YAY for carbs!) and aid in digestion. They are also inexpensive in most parts of the world, so you don’t have to break the bank to get all of these health benefits.
I had so much fun developing this recipe using the only 6 ingredients I had on hand. I hope you enjoy it too because healthy, easy recipes using minimal ingredients nourishes the body, mind, and soul.
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6-Ingredient Blender Banana Bread!
What add-ins and toppings do you usually use in your banana bread? Do you have any go-to blender recipes? Show me your banana bread recipes by tagging me on Instagram and use the hashtag #intheNO. While you’re on my IG Page don’t forget to check out my other posts and Recipes Highlights to see my other healthy recipes.
As always, I look forward to feedback. What did you want more or less of? Do you want more blender recipes? Do you want more recipes that use 10 ingredients or less? Let me know in the comments below.
Yours in “going bananas”,
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