Superfood Banana and Goji Bread


This beautiful looking superfood creation has been inspired by a book a friend of mine gave to me when the boys were struggling with their tummies. I have adapted the recipe to make it gluten, dairy and soya free and packed it with loads of super foods to give the boys (and me!) a healthy and high energy boost to the day.

Goji berries are now a staple in our house hold as they taste so good on porridge and breakfast cereals and are packed with Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants.

Bananas speak for themselves. For me right now, they are the handiest snack to have in my handbag and are always my back up at school pick when the boys are hungry and in quick need of an energy fix. Bananas also contribute to the production of serotonin which helps to lift our sprits, something we could all do with during the Winter months.

So not only is this superfood banana bread loaf extremely good for you, it’s easy to make and tastes super-delicious too! I have baked this now a number of times and have added new ingredients every time including flax seeds and spelt flour. I have also swapped the hazelnuts for walnuts and used fibre-enriched dates instead of goji berries. Every single time this banana bread comes out of the oven looking and smelling delicious and it always tastes great too.

Boost your day with a slice of this superfood banana and goji berry bread. Pop a slice in your little ones lunchbox or eat a slice post work-out for a healthy and delicious, home-baked treat.

Gluten free. Dairy free. Soya free.


Ingredients

  • 85g dairy free margarine
  • 115g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • 115g gluten free plain flour
  • 115g spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 55g hazelnuts or walnuts, chopped
  • 40g goji berries
  • 40g dried banana chips

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Line and grease a 2 lb loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Firstly, cream the margarine and sugar together.
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • Mash the bananas and spoon the mixture together.
  • Use a separate bowl to mix the plain flour, spelt flour and baking powder together.
  • Add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir.
  • Lastly, add the nuts and goji berries and stir well.
  • Spoon the mixture in to your loaf tin and flatten the top.
  • Sprinkle your banana chips over the top.
  • Pop in the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes before removing the tin and placing it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • I’ve also divided the mixture in half and used two 1lb loaf tins instead of making one large loaf. The baking time is reduced so you’ll need to keep an eye out. Once the cakes have cooled, I then pop one in the freezer for an energy boosting emergency!

 

For an alternative cake loaf recipe that is bursting with fruity flavour, why don’t you try my raison and apple tea bread recipe?

 

HAVE A HAPPY TUMMY DAY ?

Georgina Hodge
Georgina Hodge
About me

My aim is to provide fun, easy and inspirational tips, ideas and recipes for a happy and healthy gluten, dairy and soya free way of life that everyone will love, especially our precious little ones X

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