Are you a fan of banana bread? Do you love the convenience and quality of Trader Joe’s products? If so, you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll be sharing a delicious and nutritious recipe for Trader Joe’s banana bread. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also packed with healthy ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. So, let’s get started!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs, preferably room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
- Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Add the baking soda and salt to the bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
- Add the whole wheat flour to the bowl in three batches, mixing until just combined after each addition.
- Add the almond milk to the bowl and mix until the batter is smooth.
- If using, fold in the chopped walnuts.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Here are the nutritional facts for one slice (1/12th of the loaf) of Trader Joe’s banana bread:
- Calories: 200
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Cholesterol: 35mg
- Sodium: 130mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 26g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Total Sugars: 12g
- Protein: 4g
The total cooking time for Trader Joe’s banana bread is approximately 45-50 minutes.
- Large mixing bowl
- Fork or potato masher
- 9×5 inch loaf pan
- Wire rack
Trader Joe’s banana bread is delicious on its own, but you can also try it toasted with a bit of butter or nut butter, or topped with sliced banana and a drizzle of honey. It’s also a great addition to a brunch spread or as a snack throughout the day.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try adding different mix-ins to the batter. Some ideas include:
- Chocolate chips
- Dried fruit (such as cranberries or raisins)
- Shredded coconut
- Chopped pecans
- Spices (such as cinnamon or nutmeg)
If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, here are some substitutions you can make:
- Coconut oil can be substituted with melted butter or vegetable oil.
- Maple syrup can be substituted with honey or agave nectar.
- Whole wheat flour can be substituted with all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour blend.
- Almond milk can be substituted with any other type of milk or milk alternative.
- Walnuts can be omitted or substituted with another type of nut.
Trader Joe’s banana bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Make sure your bananas are ripe (with brown spots) for the best flavor and texture.
- Room temperature eggs will mix more easily into the batter.
- Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can lead to a tough and dense bread.
- If using a glass loaf pan, reduce the oven temperature by 25°F to prevent the bread from overbrowning.
This recipe was adapted from Cookie and Kate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use white flour instead of whole wheat flour?
A: Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour blend if needed.
Q: Can I use a different type of oil instead of coconut oil?
A: Yes, melted butter or vegetable oil can be used instead.
Q: Can I omit the walnuts?
A: Yes, the walnuts can be omitted or substituted with another type of nut if desired.
I absolutely love this Trader Joe’s banana bread recipe! The use of whole wheat flour and maple syrup make it a healthier option than traditional banana bread, while still being delicious and satisfying. I also appreciate how easy it is to make, and how versatile it is in terms of mix-ins and toppings. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try!