Nourish - Banana Picnic Loaf Recipe

Banana Picnic Loaf

Our Banana Picnic Loaf is the perfect thing for when you want to pack up and picnic. It’s simple to make and is a total crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love a banana loaf? Full of healthy fats and plenty of fibre from the banana and carrot it’s perfect for any time of the day. If you’ve got a big walk planned you might also love to take some of our energy bites along too for that energy slump at the top for a steep hill. We love to have one of these in the freezer for snack attack emergencies!

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Serves 10 – Suitable for a Paleo diet.

Dairy, gluten, grain and refined sugar free (replace eggs with flaxseed ‘egg’ for vegan recipe)

Ingredients

1 cup ground almond

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts + 1/4 cup extra to put on top

4 small/mediums bananas

1/4 tsp vanilla paste 

50g coconut oil (softened or melted)

3 eggs

1 medium carrot, grated

50g honey/maple syrup (omit honey for vegan recipe)

Method

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.

In a smaller bowl, mash the 3 bananas keeping the fourth banana whole for the top.

Mix together with all the remaining wet ingredients. Mix well and then pour into the dry ingredients. Fold together until no dry mixture remaining, avoid over mixing.

Top into a lined loaf tin. Smooth top surface. Halve the 4th banana length ways and place on top, pressing in lightly. Scatter over remaining 1/4 cup of roughly chopped hazelnuts.

Bake at 180C for 40-45mins. Allow to cool before cutting.

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