Banana cinnamon bread with dark chocolate covered walnuts

Banana cinnamon bread with dark chocolate covered walnuts ❤️

Love bananas? Love cinnamon? Love chocolate?

Then you are bound to fall in love with this banana cinnamon bread with dark chocolate covered walnuts!

I personally love it freshly baked and still warm with a little bit of cashew butter spread on top, few fresh blueberries and a hot cup of cocoa. Especially on a cold winter weekend! Mmmm....

#thesimplepleasures ☺️

This recipe is #glutenfree using buckwheat flour which is not only naturally free from gluten, but it adds a deliciously nutty flavour to the bread. It is also far more nutritious than the standard white gluten free flour.

However if you can’t get this type of flour, then brown rice or quinoa flour will work just as well I’m sure and they are equally nutritious.

This cake is also pretty guilt free when it comes to sugar, as it’s sweetened only with a natural sugars of ripe bananas, few medjool dates and a little maple syrup, both of which add a lovely caramelly taste.

Here’s few more reasons to 💛 bananas and appreciate this bread even more:

💛 bananas are low in calories, have no fat, no sodium and no cholesterol.

💛 bananas are good source of vitamin C, potassium, fibre and vitamin B6.

💛 Research shows that eating bananas can help lower the risk of stroke and heart diseases, and even decrease the risk of getting some cancers

💛 bananas are the only fruit that contain the amino acid Thryptophan that together with vitamin B6 help to produce Serotonin - natural substance that helps to alleviate #stress #anxiety and #depression

So if you are feeling ‘under the weather’, go bananas for the bananas 😁

At least once a day! It can only help, I’m sure..

💛 Bananas contain small amounts of Inulin - prebiotic fibre that been shown to increase healthy gut bacteria and reduce bloating

RECIPE:

5 ripe bananas

1 small cup of buckwheat flour 3 tbsp gf oats 4-5 medjool dates, pitted and chopped to small to medium pieces 2 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp coconut yoghurt @coconutcollab 40g goat butter 1 tbsp smooth cashew butter 1 tbsp cacao butter buttons 3 free range eggs 3-4 tbsp almond milk (optional) 80g walnuts 3 squares of quality dark chocolate 70-80% 1. Preheat the oven to 180C. 2. Lightly grease the bread tin with a little melted butter or oil 3. In a large bowl sieve through the flour, the baking powder and baking soda. Mix in the oats and cinnamon and set aside. 4. In a small pan melt the butter and the cacao butter on low heat. 5. In a bowl roughly mash up the bananas. Mix in the maple syrup, the vanilla essence, the cashew butter and the chopped dates. Set aside. 6. In a jug/bowl whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt. Add melted butter and yoghurt and whisk until creamy. 7. Make a small well in the flour mix and slowly start to mix in the egg and butter mix. Now add the banana mix. Mix until all flour combined. Add almond milk if you feel the mix is thick. Pour the mix in the tin and bake in a well preheated oven for about 45min. 8. In a pan you used for melting butter toast the walnuts on low heat for about a minute. Add the chocolate and allow it to melt then keep stirring until all walnuts are covered. Take the banana bread out of the oven after about 20 minutes of baking. The top should still be soft enough to allow you to gently press the chocolate covered walnuts in. Don’t push them in completely, only gently so that they stay on top. Pop back in to oven. Cover with foil about half way through baking time to allow the centre to bake thoroughly. After 45min insert a fork/skewer in the middle to check its baked. It should come out clean. If not, bake for further 5min or until the fork/skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool down a little. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and enjoy. 😉 This keeps well in an air tight container for couple of days. And can even be frozen. But I doubt that will be necessary, because this bad boy is simply irresistible! Enjoy. And please share the recipe on your social media tagging @happyyogakitchen

as well as the bread. Spread the love! 💓 Love, Suzie x

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