Banana Almond Loaf

This incredibly tasty banana bread was made for me by a friend when I had my second baby. It was so good I felt naughty every time I had a piece. When I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how healthy it was. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond meal (110g)
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour (40g)
  • ¼ cup of LSA (10g)
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (20g)
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarb soda (plus 1/2 tsp cream of tarter if you have it)**
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (2g)
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed (1 cup or just under)
  • ¼ cup rice malt syrup

*LSA is a mix of ground linseed, sunflower seed and almonds. This can be found in most supermarkets in the health food section. Alternatively you can substitute for extra almond meal.

**Bi-carb soada and cream of tarter together make up baking powder. I find baking powder gets old quickly after opening so bicarb soda and cream of tarter gives a better result. I have made this recipe without cream of tarter and the difference is only minor.

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 200C and line a loaf tin with baking paper
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl
  4.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until well incorporated
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and flatten mixture down
  6. Place in the oven for 40min or until golden brown and you can insert a knife into the centre and have it come out clean. If it is not quite cooked just keep checking every 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from tin when cooked and allow to cool before slicing

Tips and tricks

This recipe will freeze well in individually wrapped portions, perfect for lunch boxes or a ready made snack.
Try toasting slices of the banana bread in a sandwich press for an easy way to reheat it.

Overripe bananas work best for this recipe. If you have some overripe ones but can’t find the time to make banana bread just peel the bananas and pop into a ziplock bag and freeze. They will keep for weeks then when you have the time to make the bread simply defrost and mash ready for use. They may look extra brown after hibernation but I assure they will be fine.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so good! I may have to try this recipe out 😉

    1. Even my husband liked it. And he doesn’t care for healthy food much ha! Although he did toast it and have it with ice cream haha

  2. C says:

    Yum!! This looks awesome 🙂
    Check out my latest posts on a few Paleo recipes, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them!
    http://www.fortheloveofblonde.com

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