Coconut Banana Bread

Food Matters coconut banana bread

My latest favourite ingredient is coconut flour, as it is gluten-free and rich in dietary fibre.  In fact, I read on mercola.com that is contains 58% dietary fibre as opposed to wheat bran at just 27%.

The grainy texture from the coconut flour makes for a slightly denser bread than fluffier gluten flour alternatives.  But the best thing is that it doesn’t leave your stomach with that heavy feeling you get after eating gluten grains.

This recipe comes from the Food Matters recipe book, which I encourage you to get hold of and add to your kitchen book shelf.  The book contains over 60 recipes for good health as well as other tips and info to help you on your journey in wellness.  The resources over at Food Matters continue to add the best insight into our health that we can find anywhere.  And no extremism – just plain and simple common sense!

That said, he’s the recipe for this yummy bread (or loaf if you’re outside the US):

Ingredients

2 bananas (at least one cup of mashed banana)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
4 organic free- range eggs
4 fresh dates, pitted and chopped
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup or raw honey
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon aluminium-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Method (very slightly modified from the Food Matters version for space)

1) Mash bananas with chopped dates.  (Note: if the dates are quite dry and hard, soak them in warm water first).

2) Whisk in the eggs until fluffy and then combine with the mash.

3) Stir through oil and maple syrup (or honey).

4) Add dry ingredients and combine well.

5) Put mixture in greased loaf tin, lined with baking paper.  Flatten and smooth with spactula.

6) Bake in preheated oven at 350 F (175 C).  Knife will come out clean when ready.  Cool on wire rack.

We were out of dates and any dried fruit the other day, so I just threw in some cacao nibs for something different.  Today when I made it, I added 2 heaped Tablespoons of cacao powder for a choclately flavour.  Needless to say, it was eaten faster than I was able to take a photo of it.

Enjoy!

[Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free].

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