Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Vidda Kitchen - Gluten Free Vegan Banana & Pecan Bread

One of the most difficult challenges of cleaning up our diet was removing gluten and dessert/sweet foods. To be honest, the sweet stuff I always could take or leave, I prefer savoury, but for my partner, Pilar the desserts proved a real challenge.

Thankfully as our nutrition improved and health and vitality returned the 'sweet tooth' cravings also vacated our dietary routine. Today we look at natural and unprocessed sugars and delicious recipes full of nutrition.

This recipe covers many nutritional based for us. Not only is it gluten free it contains great fibre, oils, vitamins, and minerals. The is so easy to make and I promise you'll love it. My favourite use is to have it warm out of the oven, smeared with tahini and organic honey, place in a cereal bowl and add a large spoonful of non-dairy yogurt and a few berries, blueberries and raspberries preferably.

Be inventive and flexible with this recipe. Walnuts also are really good instead of pecans. When in season try hazelnuts or chestnuts. You don't need to use nuts, obviously avoid if you have allergies. Replace the nuts with berries or small chunks of mango, kiwi or apple, get creative.

We always look for the reduced priced bananas when we are out shopping. It's funny to us because most people reject any bananas that have brown spots, ha, ha more for us and they are always discounted.

Once you've tried this delicious bread you'll be hooked.

Here's the recipe:

5 very ripe bananas
1.5 cups quinoa flour
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup crushed pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking powder

Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
Wipe you baking tin with a smear of oil.
Throw together your peeled banana, flour, and oil. You can use a food processor for mixing but I use my Magimix smoothie blender.
Then mix in the spices and nuts or berries.
Finally, mix in the baking powder.
Pour the gooey mix into your baking tin, place a few whole nuts or banana slices on the top and cook for 40 minutes.

Disclaimer: All recipes are tried and tested and addictive. Five days of binge eating any of our recipes will result in a sloppy smile and possible weight gain. As far as we are aware no deaths have been recorded from eating banana bread, this is not a challenge, be careful, please.

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