Banana Bread – Gluten free, Healthy Family Recipes

Heres another great Healthy family Recipes I have tried, also another winner with the kids as well. Bananas are a terrific energy food and a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.They add moisture and sweetness to cooking, which means you can reduce the amount of sweetener and oil used. Almonds are packed full of protein and heart healthy fats that are kind to your arteries and can help lower cholesterol as well as keep blood sugars stable. Linseed and Chia Seeds are both also loaded with Omega 3’s so a great way to boost intake in your families diet.

Makes 1 loaf

• 300 g (10 1/2 oz) smashed ripe banana
• 3 free range / organic eggs
• 60 g ( 2 oz / 2 tablespoons) raw honey or organic maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 60 g (2 oz/ 1/4 cup) macadamia nut oil or cold pressed olive oil
• half teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp baking soda ( bicarb soda) + 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 200 g ( 2 cups/ 7 oz) ) almond meal
• 25 g (1/4 cup / 3/4 oz) ground flaxseed (linseed) or chia seed


Preheat your oven to 160 C.

Combine smashed banana, honey, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and lemon. ( the lemon activates the bicarb). You can do this by hand in a large bowl or with a good blender such as a Vitamix.

Add the almond meal and flaxseed and mix well.

Lightly oil one loaf tin and then coat liberally with extra almond meal or desiccated coconut – this will prevent the cake from sticking. The size I used was: 10 1/2 cm wide and 26 cm long.

Spoon batter into the tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour ( a skewer inserted into the centre should come out dry).

Cover the top with foil if over-browning.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out the loaf.

Makes 1 loaf serves 12.

keeps in the fridge covered for up to 1 week.

Serving Suggestions:
Ricotta + Honey
Almond Butter
Plain + Simple
Sliced banana + blueberry + raw honey

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