Healthy Omega-3 Banana Bread / by Laura Scanlon

No need to throw out over ripe bananas when you have this recipe. I have tried and tested this recipe and it did not disappoint. With an insane amount of heart-healthy omega-3s (flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seed gel). It is the perfect healthy recipe for breakfast, a snack with a cup of tea or for the kids after school.

 

How to make Chia Seed Gel

To make chia seed gel, mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with a half cup of water and mix with a fork so the seeds do not stick together and let sit for 15 minutes. You can alternatively place in a sealed container and shake vigorously and then let sit for 15 minutes.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup chia gel * (or virgin coconut oil)
½ cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2-3 ripe bananas *
1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour *
½ cup ground flaxseed ( you can blend with wet ingredients) *
¾ tsp. aluminum-free baking soda
½ cup chopped walnuts *

* = good source of fiber

Prep:

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. In food processor or blender, cream chia gel and maple syrup until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add bananas. Blend.

2. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add banana mixture and walnuts. Pour into loaf pan greased with coconut oil.

3. Bake for 40 minutes.