G/F Banana Loaf- With Berries


 

While many banana loafs recipes call for at least a cup of refined sugar, butter and gluten, this lightened-up mixed berry, banana loaf is actually quite healthy!

This is great for the lunch box, an afternoon snack, or even breakfast!

As you have seen on my other Eat blogs that I am all for the non traditional breakfast, as long as it has all the goodies we need for a good start then you don’t have to settle for boring old toast.

You can use any off-cuts or extras and crumble them on a baking tray, pop back into oven for 10 mins (on low heat) and use this as a topping for your yogurt, smoothie bowl, or even healthy dessert.  

You also have a few alternative options. Instead of using mixed berries, add cacao nibs or chocolate chips. It is best serve slightly warmed with a side of of Greek yogurt.

What You Will Need

  • 2 cups of Gluten free flour (but you can use any sort of flour, really)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, optional
  • 1 tablespoon of LSA, optional
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup of milk, of your choice – I used coconut milk.
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of mixed berries

How To

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (°C), and line a loaf tray with baking paper.

Add all of your dry ingredients into a bowl and stir them. Mash ripe bananas and then add your wet ingredients.

Add the wet bowl of ingredients into the dry bowl and mix together.

At this point you can add your chocolate chips or mixed berries into the mixture and stir. Place into the loaf tin and spread evenly. I like to add a few extra berries on top!

Place loaf into the oven to cook for 35-40 mins.

Let rest and cool, then slice and serve!

Nutritional Benefits

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Protein
  • Good source of fatty acids
  • Folate
  • Great source of fiber and carbs!

Enjoy,

 

Hayley x