Guilt-free healthy banana bread

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My friend Jess and I were experimenting in the kitchen the other day and came up with this modern take on a traditional recipe.

This delicious banana bread is hearty and wholesome with just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy sweet cravings.

You can enjoy this nutritious modern take on a classic recipe, without feeling guilty or suffering unwanted digestive issues afterward.

It also happens to be vegan, gluten free and paleo so it can be enjoyed by most J

Quick, easy and tastes delicious, it is perfect on a cold winter’s day served with

with a hot beverage of your choice (in my case a chai latte).

For those who want extra sweetness drizzle with honey or homemade apple/ginger sauce.

 

Ingredients:

 

For the dry ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or honey)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 ¼ cups of banana flour

½ cup hazelnut meal

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground allspice

Sprinkle of Himalayan salt

 

For the wet ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut oil:

3 large very ripe bananas

2 tablespoons of soaked chia seeds (in almond milk)

1/3 cup almond milk

3 pitted dates (chopped)

Topping:

Crushed walnuts ½ cup

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Prepare a tin loaf with grease proof paper
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.
  • Stir in the rest of the wet ingredients (see list above) until combined.
  • One, by one, add the dry ingredients, until the mixture is completely combined and the texture is smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a tin loaf.
  • Sprinkle the crushed walnuts on top with a dash of cinnamon. Feel free to add … can also place chopped dates on top as well.
  • Bake for 40 mins
  • Let the banana bread cool down for 10 mins
  • Serve alone or with homemade apple sauce or a drizzle of honey.
  • Enjoy with good health and company

 

“I respect and nurture my beautiful body and appreciate all it does for me…”

 

Love,

Anastasia xx

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