Banana Bread

This is a banana bread without the sugar, butter and crappy white flour. Save the white flour for making play-doh and glue. You do not need that in your guts. High fibre, high iron, rich in B vitamins, potassium packed bananas are great fuel for our bodies.

115g almond meal
115g quinoa flour (if you don’t have this you can use all almond meal. I just processed quinoa flakes in the food processor until I had flour)
6 fresh dates soaked in 1/4 cup boiling water (or 1/2 cup honey)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
4 very ripe bananas
2 large eggs, preferably organic and free-range
1 tbs ABC butter (almond, brazil & cashew) you can leave this out or use almond butter.
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (olive oil is fine too)
1 tsp all-natural vanilla extract
1 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 160 C and line a loaf tin with baking paper. I used mini loaf tin- about muffin size. In a large bowl, mix the flours with the baking powder, walnuts and spices. In the food processor, process the bananas with the eggs, milk, dates & water, vanilla and coconut oil. Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and combine well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Transfer the batter into the loaf tin. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the banana bread comes out clean. If you are making mini loaves like I did, about 30 mins should be long enough.

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3 thoughts on “Banana Bread

  1. Anna says:

    Hi Shannon

    I made this banana bread for our office today. It was really beautiful (especially considering there’s no sugar in it) but I put a cup of milk in it accidentially instead of 1/2 a cup so it was a bit sloppy in the middle (I am an idiot). I’m going to give it another go next week. Sure to become a regular. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  2. Thanks Anna! Glad you enjoyed it, bit of extra milk isn’t the end of the world, think of the extra calcium you just got 😉

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