Banana loaf remind me of childhood, mum used to always make them for the guests “tea and cake” in the B&B I grew up in Somerset. It was a simple and quick staple.
I had a whole truckload of very ripe bananas available ready to eat and instead of freezing them for a banana smoothie (see a good recipe here) I made a new and improved “healthier” version of banana loaf. Last week on instagram I shared with you a winning flour-free no refined sugar banana loaf, which is ridiculously easy to whip up.
The loaf is dense and tastes better a little gooey in the middle and if you threw it at a duck, you might kill it! ! However, the recipe was delicious and a good result from the kitchen after quite a bit of experimenting with quantities. It is one of those recipes that you can throw together pretty simply and get some tasty results. Hot out the oven, smother in some butter and you have a winning breakkie for the on-the-go, smother in some fresh ricotta and fresh berries, would go well with peanut butter and fresh bananas sliced. Or just by itself is a winner.
A combination of milled porridge oats (if you want it gluten free you could try quinoa flakes, I have not tried and tested with quinoa), I did this by grinding using my nutri blender, you can use a food processor. Very ripe bananas, soft dates and butter, shredded coconut, poppy seeds and eggs to bind it all together.
Its a good one for you too:
Oats are fabulous slow release energy boosters and great to kickstart your day, they contain vitamin B’s which is known to help improve your mood, anxiety and PMS. A high level of soluble dietary fibre which is great for your circulation and for digestion.
Dates are also high in potassium (great for fluid balance in the body) according to this book, it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as supporting muscle function, they are also a good source of naturally formed sugar and great alternative to sweetening puddings.
Organic eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles
Bananas are a good source of potassium (helps you keep alertness and prevents muscle fatigue – great for post workout) and fibre which also include tryptophan and B6 which can help with depression and anxiety and help you feel less stressed as well as helping you combat sleeplessness. This book is a great one for more foodie information.
Enjoy this one. I loved making it