Banana flour is one of my favourite gluten free alternative flours. It is made from green bananas so the sugar and the flavour of the banana hasn’t developed - so it is not high in sugar and doesn’t doesn’t have a banana taste. It is also high in Potassium and resistant starch. Resistant starch is great food for the good gut bacteria which helps our digestive health.
It is delicious warm or cold. I freeze this in slices to pull out for lunchbox treats (my kids like a bit of butter on it!)
130g unsalted butter softened (or coconut oil)
180g Banana flour (or 220 g wholemeal spelt / wholemeal flour)
350g ripe bananas (I freeze the ones that have gone black and use for this)
150g medjool dates
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
a pinch of seasalt
1/3 cup milk (80g)
2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon chia (optional)
2 teaspoons of natural vanilla extract.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a loaf tin (25 x 10 x 11cm).
Place bananas and dates in food processor and mash to combine (Thermomix 6 sec sp 6)
Add butter/coconut oil and mix well (Thermomix 20 sec sp 4), scrape sides with spatula
Add eggs and mix well (Thermomix 10 sec sp 4)
Add everything else: flour, baking powder, salt, bicarb soda, milk, yoghurt, vanilla, chia (if using). Mix well. (Thermomix 20 sec sp 4). You may need to scrape the sides and repeat.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 55-60 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool in tin for 30 mins, turn onto a wire rack to cool.