I have been wanting to make a nutritious snack for the family for about a week now. All too often Andrew runs out the door without eating breakfast and I getting sick of putting the same old thing in Autumn’s lunch box everyday.
I was given this beautiful organic shredded coconut and organic chia seeds by Orgamix to try and I was in the kitchen this morning looking at the orgamix and some bananas turning I was inspired to make something.
I made a gluten free, banana and coconut bread and when Andrew walked in from work he tried my loaf and loved it. I was chuffed so I decided I had to share it with you.
It’s super healthy (but not in one of those over the top really hard to make ways) and clearly evident that it taste’s great (hubby doesn’t lie). It’s so healthy in fact that you could warm it and add a nice pasting of butter and you wouldn’t feel guilty, not at all.
You will notice that I use apple in this recipe as it provides moisture and sweetness, a little trick I have learnt to add to my muffins over the years.
You will need
– 2 large really ripe bananas
– 3 eggs
– 50ml coconut oil, macadamia oil or cold pressed olive oil
– 2 tbls of honey
– 2 peeled and grated apples
– tbls lemon juice
– ½ tsp of baking powder
– 2 cups almond meal
– ¼ cup Orgamix chia seeds
– ½ cup of Orgamix shredder coconut
Pre-heat the over to 160 C
2: Combine the almond meal, chia seeds and coconut and mix with the wet ingredients.
3: Lightly oil the loaf tin and then I coated it with the Orgamix shredded coconut to help prevent sticking. You could use almond meal too.
4: Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 50 min to an hour. I covered my tin in alfoil for 45 min to prevent the top going too brown.
5: Remove from the oven when a skewer comes out dry and allow to cool before turning it out onto a cooling rack.
This will keep in the fridge for about a week.
What are some homemade snacks you put in the kids lunch box’s?