April 25, 2017

April 14, 2017

April 11, 2017

March 28, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts

CAN AN OBSESSION WITH HEALTHY EATING BECOME UNHEALTHY?

April 9, 2017

1/3
Please reload

Featured Posts

Banana bread is sweet treat staple and is surprising really easy to make. The recipe I've formulated below contains only core food groups making a nutrient dense and delicious treat. Enjoy!

 

 

Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of wholemeal flour

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 4 mashed banana

  • 3 large eggs, mixed

  • 160g low-fat natural yogurt

  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 50g of almond flakes, topping

 

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180*C

  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper

  3. Add all dry ingredients (flour, almond meal, baking powder and cinnamon) to a bowl and mix with a fork to remove any lumps.

  4. In a separate bowl mash bananas with a fork. 

  5. Once the bananas are mostly mashed add eggs and mix. 

  6. Add remaining wet ingredients (yogurt and vanilla extract) and mix.

  7. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold over lightly with a fork until just combined. The more you mix the more you will wrk the gluten resulting in a tougher texture.

  8. Bake in oven for 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean

  9. Cool in tin on wire rack.

  10. Enjoy!

 

 

Pro Tip

The more you mix the more you work the gluten resulting in a tougher, elastic texture. For muffins and cakes it's important to mix until just combined whilst for breads and pasta we want to work the gluten to give elasticity.

 

Sometimes recipes will advise that it is OK to only mix to the point when you can still see flour streaks however in my experience this remains unchanged in the finished product. Yuk!

 

Because this recipe has almond meal it makes it a lot harder to over mix it so don't stress.  

 

 

Have a fantastic day and let me know what you think below. 

 

 

Your friend in food, 

 

xx Belinda

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Archive
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

Melbourne Online Dietitian

Let's Stay Friends

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

We're now called Flex and Feed

www.flexandfeed.com.au

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Accredited Nutritionist

Food Scientist