Baking, Dessert, Snacks, Treats

Banana and Pecan Loaf

I love banana cake, banana bread, banana smoothies, banana ice cream. Huge fan. And a while ago a good friend of mine told me about a great recipe by the talented Real Food Pledge for the most excellent banana and pecan loaf, and although I can’t claim it as my own (although as it’s so good I wish I could!!), I wanted to share it with you guys. It’s 100% clean eating and 200% delish so give it a whirl! It’s also fail proof which is a massive bonus.

This loaf is a great snack and it freezes well. I like to make it on the weekend, slice it up then freeze pieces to take to work during the week; such a good treat during the day.

Banana and pecan loaf

1 cup almond meal

1 cup dates – just normal dates are fine, you don’t need to use medjool dates

2 tablespoons of coconut flour – if you don’t have coconut flour just use any form of coconut you have and blitz it up into a flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 average sized ripe banana’s – depending on the size, I often find that two is enough, otherwise you have to bake the loaf for a bit longer than specified

3 free range eggs

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

½ cup chopped pecan nuts

How to …

Turn your oven on to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin with baking paper – key detail and one that has not always been a strength of mine, opps.

Chuck the almond meal and dates into your food processor and whizz until the dates are finely chopped, then add the rest of the dry ingredients – coconut flour, baking soda and cinnamon – and blitz until all are well combined.

Next add the wet ingredients – the eggs, peeled bananas and coconut oil – into the dry mixture. Blend together until the mixture is fully combined, and then add the chopped pecan nuts and stir or blend slowly into the mixture.

Pour/dollop the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and pop a few whole pecans on top of the loaf mixture if you fancy.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Enjoy all of its goodness 🙂


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