GF Banana Macadamia Bread

A healthy banana bread recipe made using banana flour. Made with the natural sweetness of banana there is no added sugar or sweeteners and is instead made with nourishing gluten free, dairy free and soy free ingredients. 

Great for snacks, quick breakfasts on-the-go and lunch box treats. (You can easily adapt the recipe to make it nut free too, see notes below).

You can purchase banana flour from health food stores or online here

Nourish 101:

  • Our banana bread recipe is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. 
  • Banana flour is made from green bananas rich in resistant starch benefiting your digestive system and keeping you fuller for longer without bloating. Resistant starch also helps to promote good bacteria in your gut and supports healthy cholesterol levels. 
  • Bananas are a great energy source and are rich in fibre to promote healthy digestion and improve elimination.
  • Bananas are rich in vitamins C, B6, folate and minerals magnesium, potassium and copper providing nutrition for optimum health and vitality. 
  • The magnesium-rich content of bananas helps to prevent muscle cramps and spasms and are a beneficial ingredient in an active lifestyle.
  • Bananas are rich in tryptophan which converts to serotonin (the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter) boosting and lifting your mood.
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Recipe:

GF Banana & Macadamia Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup (330g) mashed banana (approx 3 med bananas) + 1 extra for decoration
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) nut milk (or dairy free milk or choice)
  • 2 tbsp (40ml) extra virgin coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/3 cup (50g) banana flour 
  • 1/3 cup (40g) coconut flour 
  • 1 tsp (3g) gluten free baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup (105g) macadamias, chopped 

Method:

  1. Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180°C.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk eggs. Add mashed banana, milk and coconut oil and whisk to combine. 
  3. Add banana flour, coconut flour, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon and mix to combine. Stir through macadamia nuts. 
  4. Pour batter into a lined loaf tin. Slice extra banana in half lengthways and sit on top of batter. 
  5. Bake in oven for 60 mins or until cooked through. Test with a skewer; the skewer will come out clean when cooked through.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve warm, toasted or chilled.

Make It Personal:

  • Swap macadamia nuts for your favourite nut. 

Recipe Tips:

  • This recipe is suitable to freeze.
  • Try not to over mash the banana.
  • Be sure to use baking powder that is free from gluten and aluminium.

Sensitive to Nuts?

  • Swap nut milk for coconut milk (carton) or other dairy free milk. 
  • Omit macadamia nuts. 

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