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Banana Bread – Gluten sugar and dairy free YAH!

Banana Bread (gluten, dairy & sugar free)

Sprouted gluten free flour and dates sweeten this nutrient packed delicious moist bread.
Sprouted gluten free flour and dates sweeten this nutrient packed delicious moist bread.

Sprouted flours allow easier digestion.  Going gluten free helps many reduce auto immune symptoms or digestive problems. Including new whole foods increases your nutrient intake to boost health and tantalises your taste buds.

Ingredients

3 ripe organic bananas

4 dates seed removed

1/3 cup macadamia or coconut oil

3 organic eggs

1 tspn vanilla extract

2 tspns gf baking powder (recipe below)

1 tspn lemon juice

½ tspn cinnamon

3 cups Living Intentions sprouted gf super flour

(or 2½ cups almond flour [or 1 ½cups & 1 cup buckwheat flour] & ½ cup chia seeds)

1 cup chopped walnuts

coconut flakes or extra walnuts to decorate

Method

Preheat oven to 180o

Put bananas, dates, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, lemon juice & cinnamon in blender.

Wiz together until well blended

Pour into bowl and add flour and mix well

Add roughly chopped nuts, mix through and rest for 10minutes

Line loaf tin with baking paper

Pour batter into tin

Sprinkle with coconut flakes or decorate with walnuts

Cook in oven for approximately 40-50minutes.

Check after 40minutes by inserting skewer in middle of loaf. If comes out clean bread is cooked. If not continue to cook until skewer is clean when removed.

Cover top with baking paper if browning too much.

When cooked remove from oven and allow to cool in tin resting on cooling tray

Slice and enjoy with favourite cuppa.

Serving suggestions

Top with tahini & honey

Or spread with quark or ricotta (if not dairy free) & blueberries

Ladle over poached fruit

Aluminium free gluten free baking powder

2/3 cup arrowroot flour

1/3 cup cream of tartar

1/4 cup soda bicarbonate

Sieve together twice and store in an airtight container.

Gluten free buckwheat and almond protein rich flour with omega 3 from chia seeds
Gluten free buckwheat and almond protein rich flour with omega 3 from chia seeds
Ingredients list for Sprouted flour
Ingredients list for Sprouted flour
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I quit Sugar – Sweet temptations

Cacao & walnut morsels

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Added sugar is really unnecessary as nature provides us with a cornucopia of taste sensations.  If you’ve quit sugar but still crave the occasional temptation try these delicious morsels.

(dairy free, gluten free with no added sugar)

They’re also fibre rich and bursting with antioxidants, as well as magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium and   zinc, vits B2, protein, and fats.

Ingredients

4 dates

2 tablespoons raw cacao

2 tablespoons coconut oil

11/2 tablespoons walnuts

Desicated coconut for coating

Directions:

Blend dates, cacao & coconut oil in a mixing bowl using a stick blender (melt coconut oil first if solid).

Add walnut and pulse quickly but leaving small pieces of nuts visible.

Pour some coconut onto a plate

Divide mixture and form into a 2cm diameter roll and place on coconut

Roll mixture coating on all sides

Place in refrigerator until firmer.

Cut roll into bite size morsels

Serving Suggestion

Serve a few morsels with fresh berries & quark  or yoghurt

Enjoy on their own with your favourite cuppa.

Variations

Try with different types of dried fruit, e.g. apricots or prunes.

If you wish to omit the walnuts use only 1½ tablespoons of coconut oil.