Junk free June - Warming banana bread
( MAKES 8 slices )
This recipe was a trial to see how satisfyingly sweet a banana loaf could be without refined sugar and even without the addition of honey. The result is a sweet, light and warming loaf which can be heated and sweetened with honey, maple or even peanut butter! It is a nourishing breakfast alternative and the ginger adds a delectable sweetness and warmness in these cooler months.
|1¼ cups||Spelt flour, buckweat, high grade as alternatives|
|½ cup||Shredded coconut|
|2 cm||Fresh ginger, finely grated|
|1 Tbsp||Baking powder|
|1 tsp||Vanilla essence/extract, good quality|
|1 cup||Milk, soy as an alternative.|
- Preheat oven at 175 degrees Celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork. Add in your egg, vanilla, cinnamon and grated ginger.
- Add to the wet mixture your dry ingredients - flour and coconut. Add in your milk until just combined, add more if you find the mixture a bit thick.
- Pour your batter into the prepared loaf tin and decorated by adding dates, rolled oat, nuts and seeds on top. Bake for 45-50 mins until baked through. Cool in the loaf tine for 15 mins before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy on its own or toasted in the morning with honey and yogurt.