Healthy Wholemeal Banana Dark Chocolate Chips Bread – Delishar

Healthy, easy, and oh so yummy! It has a nice crust and a soft moist center. I like it that it wasn’t overly sweet! Most recipes uses 1 cup of sugar, since bananas are already sweet, I cut down on the sugar a whole lot. You can substitute sugar for honey if you want to make this even healthier. There is no butter used in this recipe, only heart healthy extra virgin olive oil. The kids, husband, and helper loved it and the whole loaf was gone in 2 days. Will make this again very soon, so I can have some healthy breakfast on the go when I start working next week. I’m a little sad that my ‘Stay at home mum’ days are over, and I’ll be left with little time to have my little adventures in the kitchen. But that will not deter me from continuing my blogging and food journey. Perhaps lesser frequency in posting, or perhaps more ideas for meals under an hour! As I start working hard to build my career, I foresee my slow-cooker working hard with me as well. 🙂 A little too much deviation! Here is the recipe.

Ingredients (Makes 1 regular sized loaf)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 175C.
Add sugar, milk, oil, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and bananas in to a large mixing bowl.

Mix until well combined.

In another large bowl, whisk together wholemeal flour, plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Then mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake for about 50-60 mins or until skewer comes out clean and top nicely browned.

Let cool on wire rack before serving.

Bon appetit!!

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Healthy Cranberries Wholemeal Muffins – Delishar

Another sugar-free, butter-free, healthy bake! Made this for a friend who wasn’t feeling very well a while ago. A great breakfast muffin or guilt-free snack on the go! I love the citrusy scent from the orange, and the natural sweetness from the orange juice and honey. My kids loved them, and so did I. Perhaps the next batch I will try to make it with oat flour! If you are like me who is quite particular about how my kids eat, especially when it comes to junk food and sugary treats, then this is one recipe that you should try.

Ingredients (makes about 20)

  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 zest of an orange
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (crasins)

Preheat oven to 200C
In a sauce pan, bring 1/2 cup orange juice to a simmer.
Add cranberries, let it simmer stirring occasionally until ok reduce to almost nothing and cranberries are plumped up.

Sift together salt, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon powder.

Mix orange zest, honey, and 3/4 cup orange juice until combined.

Add egg and beat until combined.

Mix in dry ingredient.

Then add cranberries.

Fill lined muffin tray until 3/4 full.

Bake for 18 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool before serving.

Bon appetit!!

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Wholemeal Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins – Delishar

Great for breakfast to go! I love how the blueberries burst over the healthy muffins! The buttermilk kept the muffins moist and tender. This recipe is definitely a keeper, come to think of it again… I might just make them this weekend so I have something to eat in the morning when I head to work!

Ingredients (Makes 12 regular muffins)

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar (3/4 cup honey for a sugar-free option)
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 200C.
Mix flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, blueberries, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
In a measuring cup, mix oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until combined.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Fold until just combined. Do not over mix!
Scoop into prepared muffin cups.
Bake for 18 – 20 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
Let cool for 5-10 mins, and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

That’s my other yummy bake on the side

Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins with Peanut Butter Chips

Bon appetit!!

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