Hemsley + Hemsley - Healthy & Delicious

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/25357/cinnamon-banana-bread-with-chia-jam

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Skip the sugary, store-bought banana bread and make your own delicious, healthy version. 

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas, mash 350g and save leftover banana to decorate the top of the loaf

  • 1⁄2 cup coconut flour 60g

  • 1 tbs cinnamon

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 50g/4 tbs coconut oil, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1.5 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tbs ACV

  • 1/2 tbs maple syrup for the batter plus ½ tbs for the top

  • Chia Berry Jam

  • 180 g fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 2½  tbsp chia seeds

  • 1–2½  tsp raw honey (depending on your sweet tooth – we find frozen blueberries are usually less sweet)

  • OPTIONAL - 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract and a squeeze of lemon juice

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a loaf tin with baking parchment and pour the mixture in

  • 2.

    Whisk dry ingredients, then stir in all the wet ingredients using only ½ tbs maple syrup and mix until smooth. Alternatively throw everything into a food processor and blend until smooth.

  • 3.

    Decorate the top with slices of excess banana and drizzle over the other ½ tablespoon of maple syrup to make a gloss

  • 4.

    Bake at 180ºC for 50 mins

  • 5.

    Cool on a rack completely before turning out of the tin, slicing and eating

  • Chia Berry Jam:

  • 1.

    Mash the berries or blend them in a food processor.

  • 2.

    Mix in the chia seeds,1 tbsp warm water and 1 teaspoon of the honey (and the vanilla extract and lemon juice, if using). Stir well to stop clumps forming or make it straight in the jar and shake to mix.

  • 3.

    Keep the chia jam sealed in a jar in the fridge to set for at least an hour or until needed.

  • 4.

    Taste and stir in a little more honey, if needed.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 222kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 368mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Notes

You could also top this with walnuts, goji berries, pumpkin seeds - or anything else that takes your fancy!*

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Posted by K98Report
I've just made this in my thermomix (after making coconut flour from some desiccated coconut) and the mixture tasted very similar to normal cake mixture - rich & creamy due to all the eggs. I used coconut sugar instead of maple syrup as that's all I have in the cupboard. The cooked loaf is absolutely delicious. I did reduce the baking soda slightly just to make sure there would be no strong baking soda taste although that's just my preference - I'm sure the amount in the recipe is good. I will make this often, it is yummy, healthy & simple.
Posted by Bec292Report
Oh no! I'm sad about the other review because mine is currently cooking??. I'm also doing the chia berry jam but with blackberries. Any idea if the jam will keep?
Posted by Gerri17Report
I watched the making of cinnamon banana bread on TV and took down the recipe. Before baking I checked this website and note that the recipe is different to the show. I double checked by again watching the live show here on the website. I made the cinnamon banana bread and can report that it was awful. I will delete my recipe and look for something else. Suggest you ensure that the recipe is correct