Delicious, healthy, and gluten free!
You know on those days when you look at the fruit bowl and there's 2 or 3 overripe bananas that no one wants to eat and you think Banana Loaf here we go again! Well this week I decided that I was bored of my usual recipes and started hunting for something a bit different and something a bit more healthy. I came across a cracker of a recipe on Taste.Com. The recipe uses coconut flour, coconut oil and coconut sugar, oats, flaxseed (which I actually omitted as I didn't have any) and I used cranberries in place of the goji berries. I was blown away with how healthy and delicious this loaf was. Make sure you use gluten free baking powder if you want the gluten free version. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. This link will take you to the recipe in Taste.Com or click on the button below to Print.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Grease and line the base and sides of a 7 x 22cm (base measurement)loaf pan, allowing the edges to overhang.
Combine 3 tsp of the oats, 2 tsp of the flaxseed and 1 tsp of the coconut sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Use electric beaters to beat the coconut oil and remaining sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tbsp of the coconut flour. Repeat with the remaining eggs and coconut flour until combined.
Add the almond meal, chopped cranberries or goji berries) baking powder, cinnamon, banana and remaining oats and flaxseed to the egg mixture and stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth the surface, then sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture.
Bake for 1 hour or until firm and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This is one of my favourite breakfasts to cook for our guests. A gourmet breakfast that's simple to prepare, looks beautiful, is very indulgent and not too filling, the perfect way to start your weekend stay at Mulberry Lodge. I use local free range eggs, rocket from the garden, our own potatoes in season, and I like to make make my own basil pesto when we have plenty of basil growing in the garden in summer. The potato rosti baskets can be frozen. If you intend to make a batch and freeze them then only cook for 25 minutes initially and then finish the cooking for about 15 minutes once thawed from the freezer.
Prep Time 20 mins (+10 minutes cooling time)
550g brushed Golden Delight potatoes, peeled, halved
125ml (1/2 Cup) water
2 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Vegetable oil, to shallow fry
1tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
1tbs white vinegar
4 free range eggs
60g of rocket leaves
300g of smoked salmon
Place the potato and water in microwave safe bowl. Cover with 2 layers of plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes or until the potato softens slightly. Drain. Set aside for 10 mins to cool.
Hazel and husband Nik own and run Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat which is a beautiful and unique mud brick property in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia. It's our home and business and run as a hosted luxury, country escape for the discerning traveler. We aim to provide our guests with a wonderful relaxed and indulgent experience. Through the blog Hazel will be sharing information about regional food, including her own recipes, local wineries to visit, events, activities and experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula and also South Australia.
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