Healthy recipe: gluten (and guilt) free banana bread!

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Gluten-Free, Healthy Banana Bread
•   2 cups almond meal/flour
•   3 ripe bananas, smashed
•   1/4 cup coconut oil
•   3 eggs
•   2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
•   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•   1 teaspoon vanilla essence
•   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•   1 tablespoon lemon juice (I used the juice from an actual lemon rather than the bottled kind)
•   1/4 cup flaxseed or chia seed (I went for the flaxseed option)

1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
2. Combine banana (already mashed), honey/syrup, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bi-carb soda and lemon juice with spoon or immersion blender.
3. Add the almond meal and whatever you picked out of chia or flax seeds.
4. Grease a small loaf tin with oil (I just used spray canola oil – easy as!), and pour your mixture into it – spread it evenly with the spoon.
5. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the skewer trick works! (it comes out dry) 😉
6. When it’s ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool before serving/taking it from the tin.
7. Get creative with how you serve this delicious bad boy up! You could have it for brekkie or a snack, with a dollop of yoghurt and some mixed berries on top. A sprinkle of coconut wouldn’t go astray either. Slather some good ol’ trusty nut butter on it, with a few extra slices of banana. Another awesome way to eat healthy baked goods is by crumbling them on top of smoothie bowls!

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