Coconut Banana Bliss Bread

This bread does it all!  It is great for breakfast on the go, a snack with some tea, a pre-exercise pick me or something to munch on post exercise to aid a quick recovery and it tastes great too!  The ingredients are simple and throwing it together is a cinch. However, don’t mistake this for lacking in nutrition.  Just to touch on some of the health benefits; you have Bananas to provide potassium, help calm ulcers, improve digestion, promote kidney health and build strong bones.  Dates are a good source of iron, B6, potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium, are anti-inflammatory and promote eye health.  Coconut (while there is still some controversy on this in the world of nutrition because of it’s high saturated fat levels) provides fiber, a rich creamy flavor and folate.

I love having this around to grab on early mornings when I have to get up and out the door quickly.  It is also a great portable snack to have on hand to keep hunger and cravings at bay on long days!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 5 dates minced
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large bananas smashed (2 1/2 small/medium bananas)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions

Pre heat oven to 375

While bananas are still in the peel, soften them up with your hands as much as you can without them splitting and making a mess.

Remove peel, place in bowl and mash with a fork.

Add in vanilla, dates and almond milk and stir until well combined.

In a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients: oat flour, flax meal, coconut, salt and baking powder.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredient while stirring.  Mix well until everything is coated.

Lightly oil a bread pan with coconut oil and spoon mixture into pan.  Smooth the top with a spatula and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes or until bread is soft/squishy on top but bounces back when pressed on.

Let cool on a cooling rack –  then sit down and enjoy a slice!

Banana Bliss Bread - close up

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