High Protein, Low GI, Sugarless, Gluten Free Banana Bread

I came across this recipe last weekend and despite having a house full of packing boxes (we are moving house next weekend) and virtually no cooking appliances left unpacked, I just had to make it straight away… AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!!!

We had our last slice for breakfast this morning toasted and spread with some ricotta cheese for extra protein and we both left for work grinning, it is just sooooo tasty!

I am not going to bore you with much of my garble today but will just let the recipe speak for itself! Here is the recipe for a high protein, low GI, sugarless, gluten free, grain free Banana bread.

High Protein, Low GI Banana Bread

300g smashed banana

3 free range eggs

Agave Syrup* (I used around 1 tablespoon but it depends how sweet you like it)

1 teaspoon of vanilla

60g olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarb soda)

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

2 cups of almond meal (ground almonds)

1/4 cup of flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 160 C.

Combine the smashed banana, agave, vanilla, eggs, cinnamon, bicarb, lemon juice and oil in a bowl making it as close to a smoothie consistency as possible. Add the almond and flax meal and combine.

Pour into a lightly oiled loaf tin (you could also sprinkle some almond meal into the tin on top of the oil to help prevent it sticking) and bake in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour. You will know it is ready if you insert a skewer into the middle and it comes out dry. If it browns too quickly place some tin foil over it whilst it’s cooking.

Wait for it to cool before turning out of the tin. Serve either cool or toasted with a little ricotta cheese and sprinkling of seeds.

Makes 1 loaf with approx 12 slices:

1 slice:

Protein: 6.1 g
Carbs: 10g
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated: 1.7 g
Kilojoules: 828
Calories: 193

Source: Recipe taken from http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/10/gluten-free-banana-bread/

7 Responses to “High Protein, Low GI, Sugarless, Gluten Free Banana Bread”

  1. This is AMAZING people!! Especially toasted with ricotta and seeds!!

  2. This is my FAVE! I’ve made it over a dozen times now – it’s super easy and sooooo tasty. Absolute bliss!

    Laurs xoxo

  3. Have just made this and am thrilled with the results. It’s light, flavoursome and well-risen – delish! Would recommend lining at least the base of the tin though as it did stick a bit. All 4 of us loved it and will definitely try it toasted x

    • Fantastic! Am so glad that you enjoyed the banana bread…is really yummy toasted with some ricotta cheese on top! Thanks for the tip with regards to lining the tin, mine is one of those soft non stick types so I have never had a problem but I appreciate most people would probably be using the regalar type.


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