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 I can tell you it's delicious and nutritious :) 

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.


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



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.

Enjoy with butter or nut butter to be extra healthy ;)

Laura x