Friday, 12 December 2014

Recipe: Matcha Green Tea, Chocolate and Banana Bread

I posted some pictures of this yummy matcha green tea, chocolate and banana bread last week so I thought it probably time I got the recipe up for you guys. This is a fuss free recipe that tastes great and has some health benefits due to the ingredients, best get your aprons on!  

Before we get to the cake here is a little look at the health benefits some of the ingredients in this cake have to offer:

Matcha Green Tea - matcha has many benefits and a few of those are.....it is filled with powerful antioxidants, boosts metabolism and burns calories, detoxifies the body, enhances your mood, rich in fibre, fights against viruses and bacteria, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar to name a few! 

Dark Chocolate - ha as well as tasting awesome....quality dark chocolate is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium and other minerals plus it is a source of antioxidant.

Bananas - these yellow fruits are filled with good stuff and great for us because they provide lots of energy, they are rich in pectin which aids digestion, they act as a prebiotic which stimulates the growth of good bacteria, high in fibre and potassium....the list goes on and on!

Time to bake then!


Ingredients:

1.5 cups gluten free plain flour
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
3/4 cup Coconom turmeric and tamarind coconut sugar
1 pack of Grinki matcha green tea powder 1/2 tsp salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

Preheat your oven to a medium heat.

In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and green tea then combine.

In a separate bowl add bananas, mash, then add all the other liquid ingredients and combine.

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix, don't over mix though gluten free flour can go a bit funny if you over work it! Stir in chic chips and stir a couple more times.

Pour batter into a loaf tin lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, check bread after 30 mins. You can check loaf is cooked with a skewer,  if it comes out clean its ready to come out of the oven.

Let the bread cool completely or just until it is still slightly warm and enjoy : )


Like usual this cake did not hang around for long it was devoured over the weekend. I am a sucker for a good banana cake and this was definitely a good one. 

Question:

Do you like adding other ingredients to banana cake or are you plain a banana kinda person?

2 comments:

  1. I like dark chocolate chips with banana bread, or coconut for a tropical theme.

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    1. I'm with you on the coconut it goes perfectly in banana bread : )

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