Ultimate Gluten-free Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Banana Bread
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Gluten-free and refined sugar-free banana bread made with both Greek yoghurt and Greek extra virgin olive oil!
This is moist, bouncy, non stodgy, full of flavour and packed with nourishing ingredients! Better yet, non-coeliacs can't tell the difference! Perfect for breakfast, dessert or with your afternoon tea.
140g teff flour, (white teff, brown teff, buckwheat, sorghum or millet also work well)
80g tapioca flour/starch
1½ tsp bicarbonate soda
½ tsp fine sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
80g walnuts/ pecans or dark chocolate (optional)
4 large bananas, mashed (leave 1 whole for the topping)
1 large organic egg, whisked (55-60g)
80g plain Greek yoghurt (or plant based)
80g Greek honey (or maple syrup)
2 Tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract/paste/powder
Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients, and make a well in the centre.
In another bowl mash 3 bananas with a fork, and add in all the wet ingredients.
Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix well with a silicone spatula.
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.
Bake in the oven for 55 minutes (check if it’s done by sticking a thin knife inside – if it comes out clean, the cake is ready).
Once baked, place it onto a cooling rack for 10 minutes, and then take it out of the tin and place it back on the rack until cooled completely.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge or at room temperature. It will keep for 3-4 days.
SERVE THIS WITH.
A dollop of Greek yoghurt
Bananas - contain many essential nutrients, fibre, antioxidants and provide benefits for digestion and heart health. (Source)
Walnuts - rich source of monounsaturated fats, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and a good source of Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum and the B vitamin Biotin. (Source)
Eggs (organic) - are incredibly nutritious, a great source of protein, healthy fats and they help elevate levels of HDL (the "good") cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases. (Source)
Greek yoghurt - is a great source of protein, calcium, and packed with probiotics which are healthy bacteria that can help boost your immune system and decrease stomach issues. (Source)
Greek honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)
Greek extra virgin olive oil - specifically Greek oil, has the lowest acidity (approximately 0.5%) and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Benefits may include anti-inflammatory properties, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and improves bone calcification. (Source)
Ceylon (True) Cinnamon - is loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source)
Cloves - are best known as a sweet and aromatic spice which are rich in antioxidants and a source of manganese. (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.