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Super Energising Banana Bread!

It’s #FoodieFriday! That’s something to celebrate for! I’m super excited to share with you today my recipe for this Super Energising Banana Bread.

 

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This week has been physically and mentally tough for me. In a good way though.  In the span of two days, I had to pack my things away and move into my friend’s flat since the landlord wants to sell the flat I was staying in. It’s also that time of the term where everything is due and there seems to be so many things happening all at once. In the course of moving my things, I had stumbled across a bump in the pavement and ended up injuring my ankle. It was as even though everything demanded that I had to speed up, life was telling me slow down.

Slow down to pay attention to my health.

Slow down to pay attention to my feelings.

Slow down to not be overworked that I would end up losing my well-being.

Throughout my recovery from anorexia and depression, one of the most valuable lessons I had to learn the hard way was that even in the most busiest of times, we have to make time to take care of ourselves. That our health and well-being is number one.

In order to give our best, we need to feel our best. Click To Tweet

 

In the first few days of this week, I didn’t give myself a break and my body demanded it. So it gave me a break in the form of my ankle injury. My left ankle was swollen and it hurt when I tried to walk, so it literally forced me to sit and stay put and rest. When you don’t give yourself a break, life will give you one. It’s one of those things that reminds me that life is so good to us. life is not working against you but life is working for you. Click To Tweet

 

I made this Super Energising Banana Bread a few weeks ago and it was so GOOD. I have made it 5 times now and will continue to be a staple in my kitchen. It makes the perfect breakfast when you’re in a hurry because it’s jam packed with nutritious oatmeal, energising maca, seeds, nuts, sweet bananas. It goes so well with nut butter, my favorite is to top it with fresh strawberries and almond butter.

 

 

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I made the banana bread with 1 – 2  tsb of Organic Burst Maca for an added energy boost, which I have been loving lately.  I also love the nutty-ness of the Maca taste that it mixes with the ripe bananas. If you don’t have or like Maca however you may choose to leave it out. The Banana Bread will still come out tasting delicious! This Banana Bread has been my go to snack and breakfast in the past few weeks and have been a game changer. It has kept me fueled through my 2 hour back to back classes, my busy mornings, and also some late night writing.

 

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Here is the recipe!

 

Ingredients:

Dry

1 and 3/4 cups of wholemeal / spelt flour

1/4 cup of oatmeal

1 – 2 Tbsp of Maca (This is optional)

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

A pinch of salt

4 Tbsp of baking powder

1/4 cup of seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)

A handful of nuts ( I like to use a mixture of walnuts and almonds)

 

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Wet

2 super duper ripe bananas (mashed)

1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 – 3 Tbsp of maple syrup (or your choice of sweetener)

1 large egg

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of almond milk (or your choice of milk)

 

 

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius.

2. Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3. In another bowl mash your bananas and combine it well with the other wet ingredients.

4. Make a hole in the middle of your bowl of dry ingredients and slowly pour your mixture of wet ingredients into the dry. Fold the wet into the dry ingredients gently until it is incorporated well.

5. To test the consistency of the mixture, draw a heart shape or your name into the mixture (it’s always good to put some love and your mark into your baking 😉 and the shape should hold momentarily if the consistency is ready. If not, then add a bit more milk.

 

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6. Put your mixture into a pan that is lined with baking paper. Feel free to decorate the top with nuts or seeds or a sprinkle of oatmeal.

 

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7. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes. When it is ready, the top should have risen and nicely cracked and toasted brown.Insert a thin toothpick or chopstick down the middle and if it slides out dry, then the banana bread is ready. Another fun way to test it is if you tap slightly on  top of the bread and it makes a hollow sound.

 

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8. Take the banana bread out of the baking pan and let it rest on a wire rack until it COMPLETELY cools before slicing into it. If not, the bread might fall apart.

9. Serve with a spread of your favorite nut butter and freshly sliced strawberries.

 

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10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and it can last for 5 days to a week. If you prefer it warm to serve, simply reheat it in the oven at 160 Celsius for 15 minutes or in the microwave for 30 seconds if you are pressed for time.

 

I hope that this Banana Bread serves you well and energises you to go through your day! If you do make it, remember to tag me @wellnesstogo on Instagram and use #wellnesstogo,  it bring such a smile to my face! 

 

Have a happy weekend!

 

Much love,
Gaby

 

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super energising banana bread

Super Energising Banana Bread
 
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This Super Energising Banana Bread is perfect for your breakfast or a snack that will energise you for the day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast / Snack
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • Dry
  • 1 and ¾ cups of wholemeal / spelt flour
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp of Maca (This is optional)
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)
  • A handful of nuts ( I like to use a mixture of walnuts and almonds)
  • Wet
  • 2 super duper ripe bananas (mashed)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp of maple syrup (or your choice of sweetener)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup to ¾ cup of almond milk (or your choice of milk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius.
  2. Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl mash your bananas and combine it well with the other wet ingredients.
  4. Make a hole in the middle of your bowl of dry ingredients and slowly pour your mixture of wet ingredients into the dry. Fold the wet into the dry ingredients gently until it is incorporated well.
  5. To test the consistency of the mixture, draw a heart shape or your name into the mixture (it's always good to put some love and your mark into your baking 😉 and the shape should hold momentarily if the consistency is ready. If not, then add a bit more milk.
  6. Put your mixture into a pan that is lined with baking paper. Feel free to decorate the top with nuts or seeds or a sprinkle of oatmeal.
  7. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes. When it is ready, the top should have risen and nicely cracked and toasted brown.Insert a thin toothpick or chopstick down the middle and if it slides out dry, then the banana bread is ready. Another fun way to test it is if you tap slightly on top of the bread and it makes a hollow sound.
  8. Take the banana bread out of the baking pan and let it rest on a wire rack until it COMPLETELY cools before slicing into it. If not, the bread might fall apart.
  9. Serve with a spread of your favorite nut butter and freshly sliced strawberries.
  10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and it can last for 5 days to a week. If you prefer it warm to serve, simply reheat it in the oven at 160 Celsius for 15 minutes or in the microwave for 30 seconds if you are pressed for time.