Buying Pre, Post and During Training snacks can be very expensive if you don’t have a sports food sponsor so our solution has mostly always been banana bread! It probably costs less than $1.50 for a big loaf, and you turn two old bananas that are well past there prime into something amazing! It is loaded full of energy and is made with no butter!
So I am revealing the secret of our amazing banana bread – Here is it….. Nothing! Absolutely nothing in fact, we have very minimal of a plan in a lot of aspects of our lives and the rules are no different with this creation! We just started it off by thinking our natural skill were enough and therefore measurements and following a recipe were no longer needed! Definitely way too optimistic but somehow it turned out! Early on it was not every time, that’s for sure! There has been the odd occasion where it has completely backfired on us and turns out so rubbery that you could roll it into a ball, take it to the gym and use it as a medicine ball! But gradually we have learnt to know the consistency required and nail it every time!
So today I had to try and measure out our perfect consistency and it wasn’t so easy to be honest but here it is!
- Mash the 2 old bananas on a plate
- Add 1 tablespoon of Syrup (maple or golden depending on your taste)
- Whisk two eggs and add to the wet mix
- Mix in 2 and 1/4 cups
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of castor sugar