Okay, I am a picky banana bread person. I have been searching for a great recipe, one that had whole wheat, didn't have sugar, and stayed moist. Is that too much to ask?? I assumed it was, until now!
We attended the Heritage Homestead Craft and Children's Fair in just north of Waco. I bought all three of their cookbooks they had for sale. This is the recipe they have in their desserts cookbook. All recipes are made only with items that they have on their farm. It is the most awesome recipe! You can't even tell it's "sugar free" (meaning no refined sugar).
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Honey
3 medium bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/4 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly butter a 5x9 bread pan. Mix together the oil and honey. Beat the eggs, and add to the oil and honey. Stir in the mashed bananas.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and pecans.
Alternately add dry mixture and hot water to the banana mixture, mixing after each addition. Pour into a buttered bread pan.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes, until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing (but we never make it that long, LOL).
It is sooo yum. My kids fight for it. I usually find those great buys on bananas at the store (they'll have a big bag of them, the really brown ones, for 50 cents), and make two or three loaves at a time. Enjoy!!