Raw Banana Bread Bites

 

 

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As you all know by now I hate wasting food! So when I found the one over ripe banana lurking about in the fruit bowl I decided to make these little treats.  I love banana bread but hadn’t got the time to make one so I made these up in a matter of minutes.  You could always add some chocolate chips or dried fruit too.  If you wanted to up the protein content add a couple of scoops of protein powder.   Delicious with a cup of coffee or a quick go to as a snack or pre workout boost.

 

Ingredients

1 Banana

1 cup Walnuts

1 cup Almonds

1/2 cup Oats

8 pitted Dates

1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Mixed Spice

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Cacao Powder and Chopped Hazelnuts to decorate.

Method

Grind the walnuts, almonds and oats in Nutribullet (or food processor).

Add in all the remaining ingredients and blend.

The mixture will be sticky so I put it in the fridge for around 30 mins to set.

Roll into 14 bite size balls and coat half with cacao powder and the other half with chopped hazelnuts.

Nutritional Information

Per serving 138 calories, P 4 g, F 9.5 g, C 11 g, Sugar 4 g, Dietary Fiber 2.6 g.

 

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Jen xx

 

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Walnut & Chocolate Banana Bread

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So one of the most requested recipes from you guys was a healthy banana bread.  An easy recipe for a naturally sweetened banana bread full of walnuts and chocolate, what more could you want!!  As with all my recipes you can pick an choose what you want to add into it, but I’m sure you have all gathered by now that I love chocolate and walnuts!  You could add berries or simply leave it as a good old banana bread.

Ingredients

360g Whole Wheat Flour

1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Baking Powder

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

4 Tbsp Maple Syrup

50g Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed

120g Greek Yogurt

2 Ripe Bananas, mashed

4 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk

25g  Dark Chocolate, chop into small pieces ( I use 81% Superieur Arriba from Lidl)

40g Walnuts, chopped

Small pinch of Himylayan Rock Salt

Method

Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Add in the butter and gently rub with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre, add the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract and half of the milk. Stir until all the flour is mixed in.  Fold in the chocolate and walnuts.

Pour mixture into lined baking tin, sprinkle some more walnuts and banana on top for decoration and brush on the remaining milk.

Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes.  Check the bread using a skewer, if it comes out clean then it’s ready if not put back in the oven for a further 5 – 10 minutes.

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I got 16 decent sized slices from this loaf. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or slice it and freeze it!

Nutritional Information

Calories per slice 156, P 3.4g, F 5.6g C 22.7g , Sugars 5.9g.  Enjoy on it’s own or with some nut butter or my healthy choconut spread, recipe here.

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Much love,

Jen xxx