When I was going to Australia one of my team mates sent me a text saying, ”Can you please pick up a jar of Vegemite for me on your way home?”. Now I had never tasted vegemite before, so I did during one of our breakfasts. Quite frankly it’s the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted in my entire life. As a response my friend said, ”It’s an aquired taste”. Needless to say it doesn’t tickle any part of my palette in a good way.
A habit that I did pick up in Oz was the banana bread. Now I know that this might not be originating from down under, but it’s the first place where I’ve been where you can get it almost anywhere. Toasted with butter, with ricotta, with fruit or just as is, no matter how you devour it it’s gorgeous. Since I was there in and around a competition I wasn’t to picky about what I ate, hence I ate a lot of banana bread, which evidently usually contains a lot of refind sugar.
Coming home, I have been craving that banana bread but since I try to stay away from refind carbohydrates in general it’s been sort of a no no, until now! After combining lots of recipes on the web, picking the bits and pieces from here and there I finally landed an awesome recipe yesterday which I would like to share here below.
One loaf of amazing banana bread
- 3 bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1 date
- 0,5 dl coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 6 dl almond meal
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 1,5 tsp vanilla powder
- 0,5 tsp cinnamon
- 0,5 tsp sea salt
- Coconut oil for greasing the pan
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C
- Combine the bananas, eggs, date, coconut milk and mix with your choice of blender
- Combine all the dry ingredients with a fork, making sure that you achieve an even mix
- While stirring add the banana mix into the bowl of dry ingredients avoiding lumps to build up
- Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil
- Transfer the mixture into the pan and throw it into the middle of the oven
- Cook for 55 min, or until golden on top
There are as many ways of enjoing this bread as there are people in the world, but my favorite is throwing a slice in the toaster giving it a crisp outside and then adding butter to it. Brilliant, super tasty and nutricious to eat for breakfast, mid-morning or afternoon snack. Enjoy!