Wholesome Banana Bread
My new favourite banana bread recipe that I now make every week! Its packed full of healthy fats, protein & fibre, which makes it a perfectly substantial breakfast & even better when topped with almond butter & fresh banana slices.
I've finally got my act together & I'm sharing one of my most loved recipes. As I write this it is the perfect day for enjoying banana bread too. An early morning storm, lots of rain on the roof & just a glimmer of sunlight. I've made myself a cuppa & headed back under my doona to write this.
Perfect on its own but also delicious with toppings like almond butter, extra banana, cacao nibs & honey. Just to make it a little more deluxe!
Wholesome banana bread
Makes 1 large loaf
200 g (2 cups) almond meal
30 g (1/4 cup) buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
4 ripe bananas, approx 300g mashed
60 mL macadamia oil (grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil work well too)
60 mL honey
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbs chia seeds
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 tsp chai spices
1/4 cup chopped dates
1 banana (extra) sliced lengthways, for the top
Cinnamon & coconut sugar, for the top
Rolled oats or pumpkin seeds, for the top
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (fan forced). Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Whisk the eggs in a large jug then add the remaining wet ingredients. Set aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a whisk to ensure no lumps.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry & gently fold together.
Add in any of the optional extras if using (I love the walnuts!).
Pour the batter into the lined loaf tin, add toppings, & bake in the preheated oven for 45 - 50 minutes. The banana bread should be golden brown & a skewer should come out clean when finished.
Cool slightly before slicing & enjoying!
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Stay cosy friends!
Ps. The banana bread was a favourite on this breakfast platter!