February 20, 2013

A Recipe for gluten free Banana Zucchini Loaf!

Homemade Banana Zucchini Bread

***Updated March 2014***

I am a picky eater. Always have been. I love chips and salty snacks, but I am not much of a sweet eater. So, I tend to pass on deserts. But I always loved my grandma's Zucchini bread and my mom's Banana bread. I took the best of both ideas and played with a basic recipe from "Deceptively Delicious" which focusses on using fruit & veggie puree's hidden in every day foods. I have tried a few recipes in that book. But inspiration & intrigue lead me away from the recipe I'm following and I create something of my own... This Banana Zucchini Bread is not the first batch I tried whilst straying from the plan. But I think it's pretty darn delish! And, it keeps me full because it's high in proteins, fibre and vitamin C. It's a mega breakfast dish!

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Here's my recipe:

Banana Zucchini Bread

1 cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup Walnut Pieces (crumbled)
1/2 cup Firmly Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Table Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1 1/2 cups mashed Bananas (2 med)
1 cup shredded Zucchini (1 med)
1/3 cup Sunflower Oil
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

In med bowl combine: flours, flaxseed, walnuts, baking powder & soda, cinnamon, and salt

In large bowl combine: brown sugar, egg whites and oil and mix
Add: vanilla, banana's and zucchini and mix again

Using mixer pour in the dry ingredients and blend on low while scraping sides with spatula
Mix until texture is well combined

Pour mixture into a pre-greased non-stick single loaf pan

Place in preheated oven at 350.F for 50-60 minutes. I like to take it out after 50 minutes, turn the oven off, put it back in for another ten or fifteen minutes and then place it on a cooling rack...

It's a hearty loaf of nutrients. Gluten free. Vitamin C rich! Full of fibre and protein and perfect for a healthy breakfast!

Try it out sometime... I love it! And here's a of link to help you find the ingredients. Or, check out your local health food store.

I buy vitamins and Bob's Red Mill Products such as flours and other gluten free, organic whole foods from Vitacost.com

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I'm so happy to finally be able to share after so many variations and combinations of healthy options. Cheers! :)

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