A lot of my recipe ideas come from what’s in season, especially when fruit goes into a cake as we normally buy way too much and then have to think of ways to use food up without wasting it. I was bought up in a household where we were taught not to waste anything. I think this has been half the reason why I can get creative with my dishes and use up any of the left overs or extra’s we buy and turn them into culinary creations.
There are so many people in the world who aren’t as fortunate as we are so it does bother me when we throw stuff out as I hate to think I am being wasteful when other people have so little. I love that I have learnt to be healthy and I do realise that eating wholefoods can be more expensive than the normal conventional foods because lets face it things like almond meal cost more than plain white flour when your baking a cake. So I try to use ingredients and be as economical and as thrifty as possible when creating my recipes.
Banana Lime Coconut Loaf
- 14 Servings
- 1 hr 20 min
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- 320 – 350g bananas (approx 3)
- 230g almond meal
- 100g tapioca flour
- 4 TBSP coconut flour (20g)
- 45g coconut oil (melted)
- 80g honey (may need to melt if not runny)
- 4 eggs
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 TBSP natural baking powder aluminium free
- 40g lime juice
- lime zest from the juiced limes
- 1 cup desicated coconut 300g
- Flaked coconut for topping as much as desired
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Step 2
- Get a loaf tin and grease and line with greaseproof paper (my tin measures 28cm x 13 cm).
- Step 3
- Grate the zest off the limes with a very fine grater (make sure you only use the green part not the white as this is bitter) & then juice the limes and set aside.
- Step 4
- Peel bananas and place in blender or mixer. Mix until liquid form.
- Step 5
- Add coconut oil, honey, eggs & vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Step 6
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix. I do mine in the thermomix on speed 6 for 10 secs. You only want to just combine these ingredients. (don’t overmix)
- Step 7
- Pour batter into tin and then top with coconut flakes to your liking as much or as little as you like.
- Step 8
- Cook for 50-60 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean. Times may vary depending on your oven mine usually takes 60 minutes sometimes more.