phontoThis banana loaf is SO tasty and is filled with ingredients that are actually good for you.

Some of the health benefits of buckwheat flour are that it is rich in iron, a great source of protein, can help aid digestion AND is also gluten free for those who are intolerant. The health benefits of coconut oil are that it boosts metabolism and can aid weight loss, helps maintaning cholesterol levels, helps with sugar cravings and boosts the immune system.


4 bananas

1 cup of buckwheat flour

1 cup of almond meal

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 tbsp of rice malt syrup or raw honey

3 eggs

1/2 tsp of bicarb soda

A Squeeze of lemon

Small hand full of pineapple- More or less depending on what you like

Small hand full of walnuts- More or less depending on what you likeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Preheat the oven to 160C and lightly oil you baking tin.

Mash the bananas and combine with the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla essence, coconut oil, bicarb soda & lemon and the rice malt syrup. Mix well (you can do this by hand or with an electric mixer). Next add the almond meal and the buckwheat flour and mix well. Lastly, add the pineapple and the walnuts to the mix.

Pour the mix into the tray and smooth over with a spoon. Finish by sprinkling some cinnamon and walnuts on top and put into the oven for roughly 45 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Warmed up with butter

With natural yoghurt, nuts and fresh berries.

Or- on its own is perfect too!

How do you like to eat your banana bread?



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