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..
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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.
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