I know I said that my kids make their own school lunches every day.
And they do.
But, every once in awhile I like to be Super Mom and bake them some homemade, possibly healthy, goodies to pack up with their pre-packaged sides.
You make banana bread. I make banana bread. We all can make banana bread.
But, have you ever added Acai to your batter?
Did you know you can add Sambazon Acai smoothie packs to make your banana bread even healthier, not to mention tastier?
Your kids deserve more than just your Grandma’s mundane recipe, don’t they?
I was excited for National Banana Bread Day to get here so that I finally had a good reason to pass this recipe along to you.
Here’s what you’re going to need to make your own
SAMBAZON BANANA BREAD
1 Sambazon Original Smoothie Pack, thawed
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
3 Extra ripe bananas
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 1/2 tbsp. Hot water
(The original recipe calls for vegan this, gluten-free that so feel free to make any substitutions for your dietary needs!)
Let’s get baking Super Momma.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To prepare, butter a standard loaf pan, mash bananas till smooth, and separate egg whites and yolks in two different bowls.
Cream butter and sugar together in large bowl.
Add bananas, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice and baking soda and mix thoroughly then stir in flour until just combined.
Beat egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into batter until blended.
Lastly, stir in the hot water.
Pour half of batter into your loaf pan, add the Sambazon Smoothie Pack to make a mid layer, then pour the remaining batter to fill.
Using a wood skewer, or similar shaped device, gently stir the batter in a circular motion to make Acai swirls.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes. It will look odd, but that’s okay. We’re not going for looks here. It’s a fun option to make once in awhile when I’ve already got the smoothie packets in the freezer anyway!
- FYI..I did not receive any compensation for this post and truly love and use the product. I received this recipe from Sambazon when they were at Blended Conference in Arizona and I just had to share because what else am I going to do on National Banana Bread Day.