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Recipe Banana, Walnut & Chia Bread

Perfect for packed lunches, afternoon tea, or a simple snack that's half-way between health food and dessert, this delicious banana loaf can last for 4-5 days and is super easy to make!

You will need

Makes 1

  • 4 medium-sized super ripe bananas, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, slightly crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt

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Directions

10 mins to prep

40 mins to bake

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  2. Step 2

    Grease a bread tin with a little bit of olive oil or coconut oil.

  3. Step 3

    Bring together the bananas and the sugar in a mixing bowl and mash them using a fork. Fold through the oil, vanilla essence, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of sea salt.

  4. Step 4

    Sieve in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and fold thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

  5. Step 5

    Fold through the chia seeds and the crushed walnuts and pour the batter into the prepared bread tin.

  6. Step 6

    Cook the bread in the preheated oven for 35–40 minutes or until a small knife pulls clean when inserted into the centre of the bread.

  7. Step 7

    Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool almost completely in the tin before turning out.

Recipe: Tobie Puttock