There is just something about coming home from a long, long bicycle ride and totally stuffing your face with something that:
1. Tastes fantastic
2. Is stuffed with calories
3. Is accompanied by a fresh smoothie
4. Is ready for you to eat
We can do all those, boys & girls. You are just going to have to make the bread the night before, or get your significant other to make it while you are out riding. I make a variation on the standard version, upping the decadence just a little, because let’s face it, after 5 hours in the saddle, no calories are even going to touch sides. Here we go:
- 1 cup light or dark rye flour
- 2/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup soft butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup mashed banana (ripe)
- Nutella (liberal)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (Celsius). Lightly spray or grease a bread pan.
In a bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, flour, honey, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Mix together with a wire whisk.
In another bowl combine the soft butter and the brown sugar, slowly add the egg substitute and beat till fluffy.
Add in the vanilla and mashed banana and some chunks (yes, chunks) of Nutella. Mix well. Add in the flour mixture till smooth.
Pour into the prepared bread pan and bake for 50 – 55 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and cool on a wire rack.
Nice. When you get home, merely slice, spread more nutella, heat for 20seconds in the microwave and eat as much as you want while you are lying with your feet pointed towards the sky.
It’s a pleasure. No really.
You`ll thank me later.