Mama Sana Life

I’m Julie. A 28 year old mama, daughter, sister, friend, and lover. Actor turned pre-Med and environmental science student. Big city dweller to small town settler. Certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. “Mama sana” means “healthy mama”; Mama Sana Life is a healthy lifestyle blog for all mamas. It’s helpful, inspiring, and most of all, attainable. 

Turmeric Banana Bread

Turmeric, aka the "Queen of Spices" is a golden colored herb with a sharp taste and a pepper-like aroma. It is a fairly common herb that is cooked with worldwide. Turmeric is a "jack of all trades" type herb that contains antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Not to mention, it's packed full of vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, niacin, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It's no wonder that turmeric can be used to treat all sorts of health problems. From arthritis, to diabetes, to lowering cholesterol, to strengthening the immune system and even preventing against certain cancer cells; turmeric is a wonder spice!

You can incorporate turmeric in many ways. Add it to rice, try it with greens, or even blend it into your smoothie! One of my favorite ways is baking with it. Specifically, baking it into banana bread! I love the flavor combo of sweet bananas and the earthy flavor of turmeric together. Plus, the numerous health benefits of the added turmeric are an awesome bonus to this tasty treat! 

Turmeric Banana Bread

Ingredients
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup of coconut oil
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric A pinch of salt
1 tbs of honey
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor, or blender, cream the coconut oil, honey, applesauce eggs, and vanilla together.
  • Once creamed, add the almond and coconut flour, spices and baking powder.
  • Add the mashed bananas and combine evenly.
  • Transfer mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden. Keep an eye on them, as you don't want to overcook them, or they'll be dry.

My family LOVES this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe. It's delicious alone, or topped with your favorite nut butter. I love it with almond butter! Play around with different spreads and/or toppings. I'm sure you can find many ways to enjoy Turmeric Banana Bread!

 

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