Food for the outdoors: Beautiful banana bread
Beautiful Banana Bread
GF, DF, NF & no added sugar
Mmmm.. Banana bread dreaming.
Pre-hike snack? Mid hike recovery? Midnight camping feast? Any time is a good time for banana bread. Packed with energy and easy to bake and carry in your day pack - it’s a great treat to take on hikes or camping trips.
Bake this little treat at home, but if you like your snack warmed after a hike, pack some aluminium foil so you can wrap and place it by the fire at your day’s end.
How to: Pack some banana bread into some aluminium foil (wrap it a few times over). Place near the fire or on a grill (if available) and let it sit for a few minutes. Making sure to turn it, so it doesn’t burn. Once warm, unpack and enjoy.
Ps. also great with a dollop of (peanut) butter. YUM!
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 good sized dates (the more the sweeter the banana bread)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
- ¼ cup of date-sweetened water (see below)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (and some, if you love cinnamon like me!)
- 1¾ cups of GF or whole wheat flour
- Pre-Heat oven to 200C
- Chop your dates and place them in a cup of hot water. Make sure the dates are covered in water. Let them sit whilst you carry on with the below:
- Whisk the 2x eggs in a bowl
- Mash the bananas until smooth (or place them in the microwave for approx 60 secs. Lazy McLaze.)
- Mix the beaten eggs with the bananas
- Add flour, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, coconut oil and add ¼ cup of your sweetened date water.
- Stir, baby stir.
- Add your dates and stir some more.
- Place baking paper into your baking tray or make sure the baking tray is well 'oiled' with coconut oil/butter
- Empty all ingredients into baking tray
- Cook Banana Bread mixture in the oven for 50 mins
- To test, stick knife into middle of bread - if it comes out clean. It’s ready