Baking has been on my bucket list ever since I was a little kid but was always sorta delayed for two plain reasons: 1) way back when we had an oven, I thought I was too young to bake; and 2) now that I’m all too grown up I don’t have my own oven.
Now, thanks to Google and a heck of a long weekend, I managed to pull off one healthy baked goodie – Cocobanana Bread. No moo-milk! No bad sugar! Made with homemade coconut flour (will post how-to, soon)! And with an oven-toaster!
Since I’ve been eating like a vegan (kinda) for 1 month+ now
and I really don’t know how long a dedicated vegan I would be, I decided to bake something that would further inspire me and my family in living a healthier life without really having to spend a lot of money. So this one’s kinda Ovo-vegan treat if you ask me (since it’s got the eggs in it) but regardless what -vore you are, I do hope you find this one tempting.
Coconut flour, 2 cups
Eggs, 4 medium-sized
Stevia, 3 tbsp.
Honey , 1 tbsp. (optional)
Coconut oil, ½ cup
Vanilla, 1 tsp.
Baking powder, 1 tbsp.
Coconut milk, 1 cup
Banana (saba), very ripe, 2 medium-sized
Baking soda, 1 tsp.
Salt, ½ tsp.
Molding dish, oval-shaped (llanera)
- Mash bananas into a bowl with a fork and set aside.
- Mix coconut milk with baking soda.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add coconut milk, baking powder, coconut oil, stevia, honey and vanilla into the batter. Gently fold the mashed bananas and coconut flour and salt into the batter until you see no more dry flour or solid lumps. Caution: Don’t overdo the mixing, just in case you get too excited!
- Wipe the insides of the molding dish with coconut oil just so the bread won’t stick onto it. Pour the batter more than a bit halfway into the molding dish. (I topped one with sprinkles of cinnamon; you can try nuts, too).
- Remove the baking pan from the oven, you’re gonna need this in a while. Preheat the oven-toaster for 5 minutes. Place 2 molding dish with the Cocobanana bread batter in the oven over the wire rack. Set timer for 15 minutes. For the remaining 5 minutes, you may want to gently place the baking pan over the molding dish without pushing it down because by that time the bread may have heaved already.This is to avoid the top of the bread from getting too toasted while still getting the best of the heat into the bread.
- Then, remove molding dish with the Cocobanana bread from the oven. Careful, it’s hot! Let it cool for about 10 minutes before you remove from the molding dish. Slice and serve.
I made three (3) sets. One’s for my mother-in-law and she loved it. My baby boy adored it. My husband liked it. Yay!
Not bad for my first time in baking, eh? This time I really want to get a good oven. It’s true that if you really love something, you have to invest for it. ME WANT OVEN!
Lemme know your thoughts on this one!