February 9, 2017

Super Clean Chocolate Banana Loaf

This one is SO simple.  I whip it up when I feel like a nutritious, no added sweetener treat that I can happily down for breakfast.  It was my sister’s request for breastfeeding fuel before we left New York this week and then we got home and I wanted some too.  So I blended some up last night, literally in the time is took to make my tea.  It’s an easy one but it tastes amazing and is low in sugar but high in goodness!

Confession the above picture is just plain banana bread because I made this on a whim and didn’t take a pretty picture before demolishing it with my tea… but they quick iPhone snap is below!

INGREDIENTS

4 bananas

3 eggs

1 cup ground oats (oat flour)

1/2 cup whole oats

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup raisins or chopped dates

1/4 cup nut milk

Pinch pink salt

DIRECTIONS

Throw 3 of the bananas along with the eggs, cocoa, oat flour, vanilla, nut milk, salt and baking powder in a food processor and blend it till it’s all nicely smooth. Then just stir in the whole oats, slice the last banana and stir that in along with the pumpkin seeds and raisins. It’s that easy!

Pour it all into a lined loaf tin and bake at 350F for about 35-40 minutes or until it’s just springy to the touch and not ‘wobbly’!

Let it cool (or don’t, you know, do you really think I did?!) then spread it with nut butter, add banana slices, sprinkle on cacao nibs and enjoy!

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14 Responses to “Super Clean Chocolate Banana Loaf”

    • thewholefooddiary

      You could use almond flour in place of oat, and it would work well! I’d probably use 1.5 cups and also add 1 tablespoon of coconut flour in as well but it will work without!

  1. I looked at the very ripe bananas on my counter this morning as I left the house and vowed I had to bake something this evening, then saw your post a few minutes later. Needless to say this is now in my oven and a handful of organic dark chocolate chunks may have (accidentally!) found their way into the batter (because Thursday is my Friday so…..) and I’m counting down the minutes till I can pop the kettle on for a villa and pull it out if the oven! Thanks for the inspiration today 🙂

    • thewholefooddiary

      It wouldn’t no – it’s too dry but if you want to remove grains I’d use almond flour, I’d replace it with 1.5 cups almond flour, and 1 tablespoon of coconut!

    • thewholefooddiary

      YES! I’m eating some right now too 😉 I’m glad you’re enjoying it! I splashed almond milk over mine today and then added more sliced bananas 🙂 so yum!

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