Banana Bread – dairy, egg and gluten free yumminess!

Banana Bread

Here is my very first recipe. A classic sweet loaf that’s delicious and healthy! Even good enough for breakfast as there are no added refined sugars, is gluten free and high in protein!

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Dry base ingredients:

1 cup all purpose gluten free flour (I use Doves Farm)

1 cup ground almonds

1 1/2 tsps baking powder

1 tsps Hymalian salt

1 tsps ground cinnamon

Wet base ingredients:

3 ripe medium bananas

2 generous tablespoons coconut oil melted

1 tsps vanilla extract

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 cup of almond milk (I have also just used water when I have run out and its just as good!)

Little extras/Or keep it plain and simple and leave these out!:

1 large handful of dark chocolate chips

1 large generous handful of walnuts

This is how we do it!:

1. Preheat fan oven to 170 degrees celcius.

2. Grease 2 pound loaf tin with some coconut oil.

3. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl using a whisk (get rid of lumps and bumps and mix well).

4. Mash bananas (I like to leave mine a little lumpy so I get nice pieces of banana in the bread) in another bowl

5. Add all wet ingredients and only half the milk/water to the banana and mix well.

6. Make a well in the dry flour mix and add all the wet into the middle of the well.

7. Using a spatula, fold the wet into the dry until all mixed but be careful to not to over mix or the bread will turn out very dense. Add more of the milk/water if needed to make a wet (not too runny) porridge consistency.

8. Add the little extras (if doing so) and again be careful not to over mix as you fold these into the batter.

9. Pour into the greased tin and place on middle shelf of oven.

10. Set timer for 40 – 50 minutes and wait! I suggest a nice cup of tea as you wait!

11. After 40 mins test if cooked using clean knife method: insert knife into middle and if it comes out clean its done! You are also looking for a nice golden brown colour on top.

12. Leave to cool for at least 5 minutes and then take it out to cool on a wire rack

13. Now leave it for another 20 minutes at least – leave it! I promise it will be worth it!

14. Slice as you need it (careful not to eat it all at once like I almost do everytime!)

This will keep for up to 4 days. I like to wrap mine in greaseproof/baking parchment and keep in an airtight container if possible šŸ™‚

Enjoy!!

Love,

Emma (aka The Wholesome Bride)

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