I hope you guys are ready for a yummy breakfast recipe that you won't feel quite as guilty eating every day.
So, why the healthy part secret? In order to get E to like something he's not used to, I tried to hide some healthy ingredients inside a normal recipe, without changing it enough that he notices. And it's really not that hard!
I took inspiration from the banana bread recipe from this cookbook and made my modifications. My secret ingredients were protein powder and wheat flour. simple, right?
And here's how to make it:
[Secretly] Healthy Banana Bread makes 2 loaves
1 1/4 c. white flour
1 c. wheat flour
2 scoops (approx 1/4 c.) whey protein powder - plain
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. canola oil
2 c sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. In a large bowl, mix oil and sugar until well blended. Slowly add beaten eggs and vanilla, stirring just until combined.
Add the baking soda to the buttermilk in a separate bowl and stir.
To the main bowl add 1/3 of the dry ingredient mixture, then half the buttermilk mix, another 1/3 of the flour mix, the rest of the buttermilk, and the last of the flour. mix just until blended, scraping the sides of the bowl.
fold in bananas and nuts.
Pour into to well-greased loaf pans, sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar, and bake for 1 hour (it only takes about 50 minutes in my oven, so I recommend testing with a toothpick after 45 minutes)