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Zara D'Cotta

Zara D'Cotta

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Banana bread recipe

Lifestyle — Posted 23/09/15

A heavenly treat for any time of day, best served warm with lashings of tahini or coconut yoghurt.

This recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.


4 ripe bananas 

¼ cup coconut oil, melted 

¼ cup almond milk 

2 eggs 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon rice malt syrup 

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg 

½ cup quinoa flakes 

½ cup coconut flour 

1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder 

½ teaspoon Himalayan rock salt 

1 tablespoons chia seeds 

½ cup walnuts, chopped 


1. Pre-heat oven to 165°C. 

2. Mash three of the bananas bananas with a fork, add wet ingredients, stir to combine, then add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, making sure mixture is moist.

3. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased mini loaf tin. Slice fourth banana length ways and press into the top of the mixture, brush with coconut oil and bake for approximately 1 hour, until brown on the outside and slightly moist in the middle. 

4. Serve with a lashing of butter, tahini, coconut oil or coconut yoghurt.

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Image credits: Styling by Carlie Monasso, photography by Samara Clifford.

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