Ultimate Carrot and Banana Bread with all the Good Stuff / Ultimativni kruh od mrkve i banane sa svim finim stvarima

I know, I know, there are a ton of banana bread recipes on this blog already. But this one is a winner. It’s loaded with healthy things like bananas, carrots, oats, flax seeds and walnuts. There’s only a tiny bit of sugar in it. And then there is chocolate, which makes it taste like the most decadent treat. But not overwhelmingly decadent. So don’t feel guilty for having a slice or two of this goodness for breakfast. Because that’s, in fact, exactly what you should do. Have this lovely bread for breakfast, brunch, with afternoon coffee, or with anything in between.

Also, a small note for all you lazy people out there. You can do most of the prepping stuff in a food processor, like making oat flour, chopping walnuts, shredding carrots, mashing banana and whisking eggs and yogurt. Yup, I am completely shameless when it comes to minimizing kitchen work. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 loaf / 4.66 EUR)

For the batter:

1 cup oat flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 cup chopped walnuts (1.00 EUR)

3 tbsp ground flax seed (0.10 EUR)

3 tbsp brown sugar (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

3 bananas (0.80 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.33 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

1 cup shredded carrots (0.17 EUR)

2/3 cup raisins (0.27 EUR)

2/3 cup chocolate chunks (0.53 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a loaf pan with butter and line with baking sheet. Set aside. In a bowl whisk together flours, walnuts, flax seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Mash up bananas in a separate bowl. Whisk in eggs, yogurt and vanilla, then stir in melted butter and shredded carrots. Pour the wet stuff over dry mixture and stir to combine. Finally, fold in raisins and chocolate chunks. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan and even out with a spatula. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the bread comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan before removing and slicing.

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Znam, sve znam, već imam cijelu hrpu recepata za kruh od banane na ovom blogu. Ali ovaj je pobjednik. Pun je zdravih sastojaka kao što su banane, mrkva, zob, lan i orasi te ima samo mrvicu šećera. I onda još dolazi čokolada, zbog koje ovaj kruh ima okus dekadentne poslastice. Ali ne i pretjerano dekadentne. Tako da se ne osjećate krivima ako se sa šnitom ovog divnog kruha počastite za doručak. Jer zapravo, to je ono što i trebate napraviti. Uživajte u ovom kruhu za doručak, brunch, sa popodnevnom kavom ili bilo kada između.

Također, mala napomena za sve vas ljenguze. Većinu pripreme možete napraviti u multipraktiku, kao što je mljevenje zobenih pahuljica u brašno, sjeckanje oraha, ribanje mrkve, gnječenje banane i miksanje jaja i jogurta. Tako je, nemam ni malo srama kada treba minimizirati poslove u kuhinji. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 štrucu / 34,82 kn)

Za smjesu:

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica integralnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 šalica sjeckanih oraha (7,50 kn)

3 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,75 kn)

3 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

3 banane (6,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (2,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

1 šalica ribane mrkve (1,25 kn)

2/3 šalice grožđica (2,00 kn)

2/3 šalice komadića čokolade (4,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti kalup (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Namastite kalup za kruh, obložite papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U zdjeli pomiješajte brašna, orahe, lan, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol.

U drugoj posudi zgnječite banane. Umutite u kašu od banana jaja, jogurt i vaniliju, pa umiješajte rastopljeni maslac i ribanu mrkvu. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Konačno, nježno umiješajte grožđice i čokoladu. Preselite smjesu u pripremljeni kalup i poravnajte špatulom. Pecite 1 sat i 10 minuta dok čačkalica umetnuta u kruh ne bude čista (mrvica – dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kruh skroz ohladi prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa i razrežete.

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Ultimate Carrot and Banana Bread with all the Good Stuff / Ultimativni kruh od mrkve i banane sa svim finim stvarima

Bacon and Spinach Frittata / Fritata sa špekom i špinatom

If you ask me, eggs are a perfect food. You can do a thousand things with them and easily add them to dishes to round up a full, nutritious and cheap meal. They cook quickly and are quite difficult to mess up. They work in breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. And elevenses, naturally.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Serves 1 / 1.30 EUR)

Large handful of fresh spinach (0.27 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp finely grated hard cheese, like Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano (0.13 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

2-3 slices of bacon, chopped into squares (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp oil (0.01 EUR)

2 garlic cloves, minced (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 250°C. Meanwhile, wash, pat dry and coarsely chop spinach. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. On medium-low heat add bacon and oil to oven-safe skillet and cook for a minute or two to slightly crisp up. Add in garlic and give a good stir and then add in all of the spinach and cook covered for a few minutes, while stirring once or twice until the spinach wilts down.

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Redistribute spinach, eggs and bacon with a spatula and then carefully pour eggs on top, evening everything out as needed. Cook for about 5 minutes until eggs are almost fully set on top and then transfer to the oven to cook for another 5-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your frittata. Serve immediately.

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Ako se mene pita, jaja su savršena hrana. S njima se da napraviti tisuću stvari i lako ih se doda jelima za zaokruženi, hranjivi i jeftini obrok. Brzo se skuhaju i teško ih je upropastiti. Funkcioniraju za doručak, brunch, ručak i večeru. I elevenses, naravno.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 osobu / 9,66 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg špinata (2,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 žlice fino naribanog tvrdog sira, kao što su parmezan ili Grana Padano (1,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

2-3 kriške špeka, narezane na kvadrate (3,00 kn)

1 žlica ulja (0,10 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 250°C. U međuvremenu operite, posušite i grubo narežite špinat. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja sa sirom, soli i paprom. Na srednjoj do laganoj vatri u tavicu, koja može i u pećnicu, dodajte špek i ulje te kuhajte minutu-dvije, dok se špek lagano ne zahrska. Dodajte češnjak, promiješajte, pa ubacite sav špinat i kuhajte poklopljeno nekoliko minuta dok špinat ne povene. Po potrebi promiješajte jednom ili dva puta.

Špatulom rasporedite špinat, špek i češnjak, pa pažljivo preko prelijte razmućena jaja. Po potrebi malo poravnajte. Kuhajte oko 5 minuta, dok jaja sa gornje strane nisu skoro pa gotova. Onda sve preselite u pećnicu i zapecite 5-10 minuta, ovisno o tome koliko hrskavu fritatu želite. Poslužite odmah.

Bacon and Spinach Frittata / Fritata sa špekom i špinatom