Buttermilk Banana Bread

1 egg
5 tablespoons agave syrup
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon canola oil

2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


Cream Cheese Frosting

5 tablespoons cream cheese
4 tablespoons agave syrup
4 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Yields 1 loaf
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Preheat oven to 160C. Grease or line loaf tin with parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg. Add agave, buttermilk, vanilla extract and canola oil and mix well. Stir in mashed bananas.

In a big bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in walnuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf tin. Bake for about 60 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean. Take out of the tin and let cool completely.

When cool, combine cream cheese and agave syrup in a small bowl. Put an even layer on top of the banana bread. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

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