Happy new year! Summer is in full swing here, which means plenty of slow days by the water, in the garden, or baking.
We had one of our boys friend here for a sleepover last night, so I wanted to make something that would fill them up and not be full of garbage like sugar. My trusty banana bread recipe came to the rescue!
I have posted this recipe here before. Every time I post a photo of it, I get lots of requests for it.
This banana bread is SO versatile. I have altered his so many ways depending on what’s in the pantry. You can use sugar and dairy if you like, or different flours/GF flour, whatever. Here’sthe recipe (I’ll include some variations in brackets too)
SUGAR & DAIRY FREE BANANA BREAD
*3 very ripe bananas
*1/4 cup of Natvia (or sugar/honey/medijool dates etc) or omit this completely
*3 tablespoons of coconut butter (or butter/olive oil/coconut oil etc)
-mix these together until banana becomes almost smooth, then add
*2 eggs, mixing each one completely in before adding the next
*1 teaspoon of vanilla paste (add more if your not adding any type of sweetening)
*3/4 cup of coconut yoghurt (or natural Greek yoghurt if you’re ok with dairy, or buttermilk)
*2 cups of self raising flour (you can use any type of flour mix for this- spelt, GF, wholemeal, coconut/almond)
-fold the yoghurt/flour mix in lightly and quickly until flour is just combined don’t over mix or it will be tough.
*add mix to a lined baking dish and bake at 170C for 70 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
This is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon after a long swim.