But what if we told you we could hack it with veggies – we promise you won’t even know are there – for a healthier spin in 2021?
And you can chuck it in the Airfryer? You’re welcome.
Banana bread with hidden vegetables
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
- ½ cup firmly packed, coarsely grated raw sweet potato
- ½ cup firmly packed, coarsely grated raw zucchini
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (light in flavour)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra pinch
- ½ cup icing sugar mixture
- Put sweet potato, zucchini, banana, oil, eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir until combined.
- Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix again until just combined. Pour batter into a 18cm x 11cm x 5cm foil tray lined with baking paper, trimming baking paper to ensure the paper won’t touch the top element of the Airfryer. Smooth surface. Place tray inside the Philips XXL Airfryer basket.
- Set the temperature to 160C and time to 30 minutes. Cook until golden brown and cooked when tested with a skewer. Set aside in tray for 15 minutes to cool then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, put icing sugar mixture in a bowl and mix with a little water until a smooth drizzle consistency.
- Drizzle icing generously over cooled cake and serve.
- If you’re making this banana bread for the kids, peel the zucchini and you’ll make it less noticeable in the batter.
- You can tint your icing with food colouring and decorate the bread with 100’s and 1000’s.
- To give your icing extra flavour, swap water for lemon or lime juice.
- You can also bake this banana bread in your Philips XXL baking tray accessory.
Elle Vernon created this recipe for Philips using their XXL AirFryer.