Banana Bread

You know when you have one of those frustrating days where nothing gets accomplished? Unfortunately, I encounter these kind of days pretty frequently. Good news is though, I have found a fantastic solution…baking. The calming and therapeutic nature of baking always resets my day and makes me feel a whole heap better.

So today, during one of these unforgiving days, I decided to experiment with some new coconut flour I bought the other day. With 3 overripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl, banana bread was the obvious solution. The coconut flour makes it gluten free and also increases the fibre content, however it is a lot more absorbent than any other flour so very little is needed.

As you may know by now, where possible I always try and use unrefined sugar. This recipe uses a little bit of date nectar, but the majority of the sweetness comes from the bananas themselves. This is why it is crucial that they are really ripe and have black spots all over them, this means that they are a lot sweeter.

This is a really great bake to have with a good cup of tea with friends of to nibble on for elevenses, it’s yummy any time of the day!

Anyway, on with the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Spotty Bananas
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour (I use the brand Goody Full)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Date Nectar
  • 1/2 cup Melted Butter (can sub for dairy free butter)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork in a bowl, until all the big lumps have gone.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between additions to make sure that it is all combined.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly until it is all combined and any lumps of flour or banana are mixed in.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a lined loaf tin.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 30-40 mins or until the top is golden brown and a skewer comes out clean if inserted into the cake.
  7. Enjoy! Its really that simple and is so tasty!

 

Let me know if you enjoy making this by leaving a comment or following me over on Instagram.

Fran x

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