When banana’s become overripe they are still very useful. I like to peel and freeze them to use in smoothies or make ‘ice cream’ with them in my Thermomix. I also love making Banana bread as it is so easy and a really great healthy snack. I was all out of banana’s today, but my local food store Gumtree often puts out a basket of over ripe Banana’s and today was my lucky day so on the way home from walking my dog, I grabbed a bunch.
Here is my recipe.
Makes 1 loaf
- 350 g ripe banana (around 3x medium bananas)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 free range / organic eggs
- 60 g (2 tablespoons) of something sweet- I often used stewed apple, today I used stewed quinces. You could also use good quality honey, maple syrup or agave
- 70 g (1/4 cup) macadamia nut oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bi carb soda
- 150 g ( 1 3/4 cups) almond meal
- 50g (1/4 cup) coconut flour
- 25 g (2 tablespoons) chia seeds
- 2 heaped teaspoons maca (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180 C.
- Combine banana, something sweet, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and baking powder. You can do this by hand in a large bowl. I throw it all into my Thermomix.
- Add the almond meal, coconut flour, maca (if using) and chia seeds and mix well.
- Lightly grease one loaf tin
- Pour batter into the tin and bake for around 45 minutes ( a skewer inserted into the centre should come out dry). You may need to cover with foil during baking so its doesn’t become too brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out the loaf.
I love to eat it as is, or spread with a little nut butter or coconut yoghurt.
Picture taken from www.facebook.com/fruitmumma Thanks Dr Carlie.