paleo banana + coconut bread

IMG_20140101_113719 So my New Years Resolution Revolution is going really well!
I have been 100% paleo for 22 days and counting!

I wanted to share with you my new fave sweet treat recipe which I discovered on Aussie TV chef personality & nutritionist Teresa Cutter’s website
The Healthy Chef.

It’s great for morning or afternoon tea but I especially love a slice for breakfast!

Original Publication HERE

Banana + Coconut Bread

IMG_20140119_193843Makes 1 loaf
Serves 12

  • 400 g (14  oz) ripe banana
  • 6 free range / organic eggs
  • 4 fresh pitted dates (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/  1/4 cup)  macadamia nut oil, coconut oil or cold pressed olive oil
  • half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
  • 70 g ( 1/2  cup/ 2  1/2   oz) ) coconut flour
  • 20 g (1/4 cup / 1  oz) chia seed (see notes)

Preheat your oven to 150 C. (fan forced) 170 C ( no fan)
Combine banana, dates, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs and baking powder into a blender or food processor and blend until creamy and combined  – alternatively you can do this by hand in a large bowl.
Add the coconut flour and chia seeds and mix through.
Rest for 10 minutes to allow the chia and coconut flour to expand.
Lightly oil one loaf tin and then line with baking paper –  The size I used was: 10 1/2 cm wide and 26 cm long.
Spoon batter into the tin – at this stage you can decorate the bread with flaked coconut of sliced banana before baking.
Bake for  50 – 55  minutes ( a skewer inserted into the centre should come out dry).
Cover the top with foil if over-browning.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out the loaf.
Makes 1 loaf serves 12.
keeps in the fridge covered for up to 1 week. (freezes well too)

All words from The Healthy Chef. Picture my own.

 

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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