Thursday, September 16, 2010

banana bread


This rather sorry looking photo is all I got before my camera gave up it’s last battery breath for the day. I can’t really complain though, because I accidentally left it switched on for four days, and it held out all that time. I wish it had waited two seconds longer so I might have moved the butter knife into the frame. Oh well
This is a well used recipe in our home. It’s a less sweet recipe than others I have made, and I prefer it that way. Perfect well toasted with melted butter; or with ricotta or cream cheese and drippy honey. 
This one is gluten free, but you could substitute the buckwheat flour for ordinary plain flour and it should work fine.
::Banana Bread::
4 large bananas
 3/4 cup buckwheat or plain wheat flour
1/3 cup plain protein powder or skim milk powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup macadamia nut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2tsp baking powder
Mash the bananas well in a mixing bowl; mix in the eggs and honey. Then sift in the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour batter into a lined loaf tin and bake for 50mins at 170 C or until cooked through. Cover with foil towards the end of cooking if the bread starts to get too dark. Cool before turning out of tin. 
You could also add berries or dates to the batter before baking to mix things up a bit.


Anonymous said... Reply to comment

Thanks for this recipe. I'm gluten free too and love cooking with buckwheat flour. It looks delicious!

elizabeth said... Reply to comment

You're welcome! I've made it with buckwheat flour, and plain gluten-free flour - both work well. I hope you enjoy it!