Gluten Free Banana & Macadamia Bread

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My husband has been eating (almost completely) Gluten Free for over 6 years now, and the affect on his general health and wellbeing has been significant. Availability of GF food, at least here in Australia, is excellent - particularly when compared to the range just five years ago. With that said, one long-time staple of GF eating is banana bread. It's the token GF item on the menu - if you eat GF, you'll know what I mean. If you don't - ask a GF friend.

So, when I decided to bring you a banana bread recipe, I knew it needed to be a good one - and it is!  I have gone one better and brought you a recipe that is dairy free too. The macadamias aren't mandatory, but they are delicious, so add them if you can!

You have probably noticed that I am rather fond of macadamia's. I have used them in many of my raw desserts including my Macadamia Chocolate Bark, Raw Peach & Macadamia Cream Tart,  and my Raw Strawberry, Lemon and Macadamia Cheesecake.

Are there any specific foods that you do not eat any more that you would like me to attempt a cleaner version of? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments below.

Enjoy

Ness xo

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Gluten Free Banana & Macadamia Bread

Serves - 4 - 6

Ingredients

  • 4 medium bananas (the riper the better)
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 grams almond & chia seed spread (or any nut butter or spread will do)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup macadamias
  • Organic butter or coconut oil for greasing

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius.
  2. Combine your bananas, eggs, almond & chia seed spread and coconut in a high speed blender or food processor and blend on low until mixed well.
  3. Add almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract and sea salt to the mixture and blend on low until mixed well.
  4. Add in macadamia's and stir with a spoon (do not blend!!).
  5. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan, spreading evenly throughout.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 50 - 60 minutes. You can use a toothpick to check it, making sure it comes out clean.
  7. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  8. Serve warm spread with organic butter.

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Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.

 

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