Wholesome Treats: Gluten And Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread

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Banana bread is one of the many guilty pleasures most of us enjoy, however one slice generally comes packed full of sugar. Therefore, food blogger @cocohealth has re-worked the traditional recipe to create a more wholesome and diet-friendly alternative.

“I am yet to meet someone who doesn’t love banana bread, but unfortunately the store bought versions are ladened with sugar and butter,” she insists. “Give my recipe a go; sugar, dairy and gluten free – you can satisfy your cravings without the guilt!”

If you’re more of the sweet tooth, adjust the recipe according to personal preference by adding a couple of tablespoons of honey or extra sweetener. Enjoy topped with tahini and a drizzle of rice malt syrup or peanut butter.

Ingredients

3 mashed ripe bananas (optional extra banana to slice on top.

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3 eggs

2 tbsp Natvia natural sweetener or Stevia

1/4 cup walnuts, crushed

1 cup almond meal

1 cup buckwheat flour (can omit and sub for extra cup almond meal)

1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp baking powder + 1 tbsp lemon juice

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Mix in a bowl bananas, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, lemon juice and eggs.
  3. Stir in the almond meal, buckwheat flour, walnuts and Natvia/Stevia.
  4. If mixture is too thick, add milk gradually as necessary.
  5. Slice an extra banana and arrange on top (optional).
  6. Pour mixture into a tin lined with baking paper and bake for approx 1 hr or until browned and cooked through.

Be sure to share your #WholesomeTreats with @shesaid and @cocohealth on Instagram!