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Baking with banana flour

Banana bread made with banana flour

Recently my local health food store posted an update on their Facebook page saying they were introducing a new product: banana flour. I’ve never heard of banana flour before but I was intrigued enough to buy a pack next time I was at the shop. Banana flour is gluten free and high in resistant starch. It is made in Queensland, Australia from 100% Australian bananas.

The initial results have been fantastic, and this may be a game changer for Paleo baking in our household.

After much deliberation I settled on Banana Bread as my first venture into the world of baking with banana flour. I picked a normal banana bread recipe I liked and simply reduced the flour quantity by 25% as per recommendation.

The Banana Bread turned out wonderfully and the first loaf was eaten before I could take any pictures. Rather than cry I quickly whipped up another one, so I could take some photos to share.  The recipe is super simple. Simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender and bake it for 45 minutes.

Often gluten free baking can be a process of compromise, with the finished product being a shadow of what it should be. I can honestly say this Banana Bread, baked with banana flour, is as good as any I’ve ever had – gluten free or not.

Banana bread made with banana flour

Recipe

Banana bread (gluten free)

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas* (300-400g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g coconut oil**
  • 150g banana flour***
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of salt
  • handfull of walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 extra banana to decorate

Instructions

    Notes

    * The brown bananas at the bottom of the fruit bowl that no one wants to eat anymore are the best for this banana bread. ** You can also use butter or an oil of your choice. *** Use 180g of plain flour. VARIATION: Once you've mixed the batter, add an extra 2 roughly mashed bananas, 1/4 cup desiccated coconut and a handful of walnuts. This makes an amazingly tasty banana bread with chunks.

    Banana bread made with banana flour

    Banana Flour - Nutritional Label

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