I love this loaf for many reasons. It’s refined sugar free, getting it’s sweetness from bananas and dried fruit. It’s an excellent snack between meals when you need something to get you through. I always bring this with me when I travel (sliced and individually wrapped), it’s proven to be a lifesaver during long waits between meals, great to take on a hike. It tastes amazing and it’s healthy. Once you have all the ingredients, it comes together quickly –it’s such a cinch.
*sub in your favourite dried fruits and nuts to make it your own
Energy Snack Loaf
adapted from a recipe by https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/
Dry – mix together:
1.5 cups almond flour
1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (or regular)
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Wet – in processor (can mix by hand):
2 bananas – liquified (or mashed well with potato masher)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup of olive oil (or oil of your choice)
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add ins – once everything is combined:
1 generous cup raisins or craisins (or dried fruit of choice)
1 generous cup pecans, roughly chopped (or nut of choice)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In large bowl, mix together the first 5 dry ingredients– almond flour, Gf flour, hemp hearts, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a food processor (or by hand) liquify the bananas, then add in the eggs and mix well. Add almond and vanilla extracts and olive oil and mix well.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the raisins and nuts, until well combined.
Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until tester comes out clean and top is golden brown.
Remove from pan and cool. Wrap in fresh parchment and chill in fridge. It’s easier to slice when it’s cold. Enjoy.
I store mine in the fridge but it’s not necessary to do so.