Healthy Vegan Banana Bread

 

I am head over heals about banana bread! I think its the yummiest breakfast or snack which is also super healthy and gives you tons of energy! Win win!

This banana bread is extremely easy to prepare and you’ll love how comforting the flavours are. The texture of the bread is spongy and slightly firm on the outside with a slight crunch from the caramelised topping of walnuts. I love to spread some peanut butter on top for some extra deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 4 over ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown flower
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 tablespoon for topping
  • Coconut oil to grease the loaf tin

 

Method

 

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150c.
  2. Place the almonds and pecans in a food processor and blend for about 20 seconds until it forms a flour.
  3. Then place the flour mixture into a large bowl and add the vanilla powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, brown flower and last the maple syrup.
  4. In another bowl mash the bananas until they are smooth. Then add the banana mixture to the large bowl and mix everything together well until it forms a sticky mixture.
  5. Grease in your loaf tin with coconut oil and simply pour in the banana bread mixture.
  6. As a topping break the walnuts into a few smaller pieces (in half or in 4) then place them in a small bowl. Add about a tablespoon of maple syrup and mix until all the walnuts are covered with syrup.
  7. Simply place the syrup covered walnuts on top of the banana bread.
  8. Place it in the oven for about 1 hour.
  9. You know your banana bread is ready when its slightly golden and when sticking a knife in it comes out clean!

 

 

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Lately I found it hard to find a vegan bar which isn’t full of sugar and is actually a healthy snack to be taking on the road. I’m pretty sure I am not the only one whose on the hunt for a snack like this! Well, stop the search because I found the ultimate power bar which isn’t only healthy, it also tastes super delicious!

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YUM!

Coconut Macaron Bites

 

I am personally in love with anything coconut related. It will always remind me of those summery island vibes. These Coconut Macaron Bites are the ultimate example of how much I actually love coconuts – crazy for coco!

They are simple to prepare and you don’t need many ingredients at all. Plus, the whole family will love them – even the little ones. I love making them on a Sunday morning as a little Sunday treat but they are also perfect to make for a children’s birthday party if you want to put something sweet on the table but also something slightly more healthy!

 

Ingredients

 

Makes 10 Coconut Macaron Bites.

 

  • 130 grams rasped coconut
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of rice syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 175c.
  2. Simply add all the ingredients together in one bowl and mix well.
  3. Then take out a spoonful one by one and use your hands to roll them into balls.
  4. Place them on some backing paper and put them in the oven for about 15 min until golden brown.
  5. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down before serving.

 

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