This healthy banana bread isn’t loaded with refined sugar so is a great snack option. It’s packed with nuts, seeds and is rich in omega 3, magnesium and packed with fibre. My one year old loves this bread and it’s a healthy lunch option for her too. I like to slice it up and freeze it in portions ready to grab on the go.
1 Cup almond meal
1 Cup spelt flour (or regular plain flour)
½ Cup shredded coconut (or desiccated is fine too)
1 Tbs cinnamon
¼ Cup pepitas
¼ Cup sunflower seeds
1 Tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tbs olive oil
4 Tbs maple syrup
½ Tbs sesame seeds for sprinkling on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper (I use 21cm x 11cm).
Mix dry ingredients (including seeds) in a bowl.
Mix wet ingredients and whisk until combined, then add to dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
Pour mixture into loaf tin and sprinkle with sesame seeds (flaked almonds also work well too).
Bake for 40-45 minutes until nicely browned on top.
Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or cold.