Power Nutrient Banana Loaf

By May 16, 2015Recipes

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)Loaf of banana bread with apple confiture

WET

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive / macadamia oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

DRY

  • 1½ cups wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnuts/pecans/macadamia/almonds roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup pepitas/sunflower seeds
  • 100g 70% quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (great choice is Whittaker’s Dark Ghana)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line bread loaf tin with baking paper or grease non-stick loaf pan\
  2. Mash bananas in a bowl and add the maple syrup/honey, vanilla and oil
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients
  5. Mix all ingredients well and pour into greased/lined tin
  6. Bake in over for 40-45min until brown on top and cooked through
  7. Allow to cool before slicing

Notes

Recipe adapted from Virgina Corpus-McDermot of Kitchen Vitality http://www.kitchenvitality.com/

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Makes 12 slices: 
266cals, 4.6g protein, 32g carb, 12.7g fat, 4.2g fibre, 282mg sodium
Makes 16 slices: 
200cals, 3.5g protein, 24g carb, 9.5g fat, 3.2g fibre, 212mg sodium