Need to get rid of those old bananas? Need snack ideas for after school, or a lunch box healthy treat?
This banana nut loaf is a little different from your traditional banana loaf. It’s moist, dense and is absolutely delicious when toasted with lashings of butter!
This Banana Nut Loaf is G/F, D/F, sweetened with a tiny bit of coconut sugar, and the sweetness of your bananas of course! It’s a much better alternative if you're trying to live a more balanced lifestyle but still like a good cake/loaf in your life!
If you have followed me on my creative kitchen journey to alternative sweet treats, you know I'm not really into taking my time and making things look extra pretty. I want it to be fast (#MumLife) and to taste good. Bonus points if it satisfies my sweet tooth, but is also a healthier alternative with loads of goodies packed into it, and gives our bodies some pretty cool nutrient dense substance!
So basically chuck everything into a blender or food processor, bake it, and hope for the best.
There are a lot of failures in this kitchen, but Banana Nut Loaf made the cut!
What You Need:
- 4x free range eggs
- 3x ripened bananas
- 1x cup of rice flour
- 1x cup of almond meal
- 3x Table spoons of coconut sugar
- 3x Table spoons of good quality peanut butter (or almond butter) - though peanut butter is a lot cheaper!
- 1x Tablespoon of ACV (apple cider vinegar)
- 1x teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1x teaspoon of baking powder
- 60 mls of melted coconut oil
Walnuts (as many as you like, I used about ½ a cup)
Let’s get the boring part out of the way - Preheat the oven to 160C, line loaf tin (20cm long, 7cm deep) with baking paper.
FUN HACK! By scrunching up the baking paper in your hands and then lining it in your tin, it will make it much easier to pour your mixture in!
ANOTHER FUN FACT JUST IN! You can actually reuse baking paper multiple times, brush off the crumbs, flip it over & reuse. Once you're done you can pop baking paper in your green bin! Baking paper is biodegradable, even better when you use unbleached baking paper (brown not white) Don’t be wasteful, be cool!
Next up is your blender or food processor. Chuck everything in, minus the walnuts.
Mix until smooth, put your in lined loaf tin, add your walnuts now. If you would like to mix them throughout your loaf, stir them in. If you would rather leave them, then just on top then just sprinkle on top.
Bang it all in the oven for 45 mins or until golden and… you're done!