Gluten-free Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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The BEST gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip and peanut-butter banana bread! Guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth while secretly providing a bunch of nutrients from all the good for you ingredients!


The texture is a cross between banana bread and a fudgey blondie brownie. Decandent, goey, moist and healthy!

SERVINGS.

8-10 Slices

PREP TIME.

10 Minutes

COOK TIME.

45-55 Minutes

INGREDIENTS.

  • 35g coconut oil, melted

  • 130g peanut butter, crunchy or smooth

  • 80g Greek honey, (sub maple syrup or coconut nectar)

  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar 

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed 

  • 2 Tbsp plant milk of choice

  • ½ tsp vanilla powder/paste/ extract

  • 70g tapioca flour

  • 40g ground almonds

  • ¾ tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt

  • 85g dark chocolate chips, plus extra to top.

  • 1 banana, halved lengthwise to top (optional)

METHOD.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients, and make a well in the centre.

  3. In another bowl mash 3 bananas with a fork, and add in all the wet ingredients.

  4. Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix well with a silicone spatula.

  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, peel and slice the remaining banana in half lengthways and place ontop of the loaf, flat side up and sprinkle with remaining choc chips in between.

  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45-55 minutes (check if it’s done by sticking a thin knife in the centre – if it comes out with a moist crumb, the cake is ready).

  7. Once baked, place onto a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then take it out of the tin and place it back on the rack to cool completely before slicing.


Storage:


  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge or at room temperature. It will keep for 3-4 days. If you can leave it that long!

SERVE THIS WITH.

  • A dollop of Greek yoghurt

  • Greek honey

  • Whipped double cream

  • Ice-cream

HEALTH BENEFITS.

Peanut butter (natural + unsweetened)- provides a source of protein and Vitamins. (Source)


Coconut oil - is a great source healthy fatty acids which are high in MCTs, (medium-chain triglycerides) and help raise HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood. (Source)


Greek honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)


Bananas - contain many essential nutrients, fibre, antioxidants and provide benefits for digestion and heart health. (Source)


Tapioca flour - is good for its resistant starch content which may offer some digestive benefits. (Source)


Almonds - are high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)


Dark chocolate 75-85% Cacao - has a wide variety of powerful antioxidants and is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and other minerals. (Source)


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  • Many of my recipes call for Greek products like Greek extra virgin olive oil, Greek honey or Greek oregano. It is not mandatory for it to be Greek in order to make the recipe, you are more than welcome to use a good quality alternative; just keep in mind if you are after the authentic flavours of Greece these details do make all the difference in Greek cuisine. You can shop these ingredients here.​

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  • Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.

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