I used to believe healthy banana loaf was an unnecessary pairing of words.
Surely something that contains bananas and is called a loaf rather than a cake is already healthy?
Oh the innocence.
I wasn’t aware how processed and nutrient devoid modern white flour is (even wholegrain flour is only marginally more nutritious), and how the refined table sugar content is the same as any birthday cake worth its’ candles.
Skip a few years and a LOT of education, experience and self-experimentation and I’ve discovered you can have your cake and eat it (within reason, it’s not meant to replace three meals a day, clearly), so long as you make a few swaps with the ingredients you choose.
The result is a delicious and nutritious moist loaf that doesn’t lie to you (unlike the pretending-to-be-healthy banana cakes I used to eat/buy).
It was the most popular of all the recipes at a Protein Pow tasting demo I held in Bournemouth recently too….
…..at least my baking is better than my tech skills……sideways photo, anyone?
1 tsp. vanilla extract
100g butter or coconut oil, melted
200g maple syrup or honey
3 ripe bananas
2 tsp. baking powder
300g Protein Pow Pea Cooking Mix
1 tsp. cinnamon
(N.B. if you want to save time, just throw it all in a food processor and blend until it’s a smooth batter like I did!)
Mash the bananas with a fork, then mash in the egg.
Pour in the melted coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup or honey and mix well.Combine the Protein Pow Pea Mix, baking powder and cinnamon, then fold the dry mix into the wet.
Pour into a 900g loaf tin lined with baking paper, and bake for 50 minutes, until almost cooked through, covering with a sheet of baking paper for the last 20 mins to avoid the top scorching
Remove the loaf from the tin and leave it to cool, slice and enjoy!
Remember to use your discount code above before buying the mix!