I asked Jenn, what should we add in? chocolate chips? nuts? mint?...no mint is too gross. Jenn said Basil...I paused for a few seconds...basil...
Then I remembered how basil is randomly added to desserts like ice cream and berry tarts. Hey, apparently it tastes good in sweet stuff. And I've always wanted to be apart of that secret club that adds basil to obscure dishes so I appear sophisticated and gourmet-like.
I will never be afraid of basil again, the good thing about it is that it's a mild herb so it would never over power the main ingredient, which in this case is bananas.
This was a delightful banana bread, so case in point: experiment with basil more often!
2 cups buckwheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp finely chopped basil
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together. Mash bananas and mix in other wet ingredients including basil. Pour wet into dry (or vice versa). Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes.