Breakfast

Banana Coconut Bread

A quick and easy recipe with minimal clean up!.

coconut banana bread GF WF SF

Prepare the dry ingredients in a medium bowl (sift if required):

  • 3/4 cup almond meal (see N.B. below)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour (have some leftover to add in, if the mixture isn’t thick enough)
  • handful of desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp aluminium-free baking powder

Blend the following in a blender/amazing bullet, for around a minute, until smooth:

  • 3-4 bananas (ripe)
  • 4 eggs
  • real vanilla and / or cinnamon
  • 3 dsp rice malt syrup or panella/rapadura/coconut sugar (you could also use date paste or leave this out completely)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (don’t sub in olive oil)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (to activate baking soda)

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry
Fold with a spatula until the mixture is a bit thicker than a pancake/pikelet batter
You will notice the mixture thicken up as the coconut flour absorbs the moisture.
Bake in a lined loaf tin for 45 mins at 160C (mine was about 20cm x 8cm)
Cover with foil for the final 20-25 mins to stop it from burning on top
Delicious sliced and toasted, or warm straight from the oven

N.B. I have also done some other variations:
~ sub one of the eggs with 2 tbsp chia seed gel (soaked in water for 5 mins)
~ replace 3/4 cup almond meal with a mix of almond meal, spelt flour, chestnut flour, tapioca flour (arrowroot), rice flour etc (make it measure 3/4 cup still)
~ when using coconut flour as a substitute for ‘normal’ flour, divide the ‘normal’ amount by three. (ie 1 cup of white flour = 1/3 cup coconut flour)

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Coconut Pancakes

After making a batch of ‘normal’ pancakes and despising the gluey texture of wheat flour, I made a batch of these delicious alternative ones, and will definitely be making them again!  Recipe care of Alexx Stuart

Whisk 3 eggs well in a med/large mixing bowl
Add the following and let it stand until the mixture is thick (a minute or two):
~ ½ cup coconut flour
~ 1/2 teaspoon aluminium free baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
~ pinch vanilla extract / or cinnamon (optional)
Add ¾ cup almond milk and whisk until you have a batter texture

Heat a medium frypan on a medium/low heat
Place a dot (about 5c piece size) of coconut oil in the pan
Place 2-3 dessert spoons of the batter in the pan (depending how many you want to make!)
Fry for two minutes each side and make a stack in a low oven to keep warm

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Tips:
~ You may need to turn the pan heat down to low so that the pancakes don’t burn on the bottom before they are cooked at the sides and ready for flipping
~ I liked them cold with some jam/compote/berries and yoghurt

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