20 December 2015

Christmas Banana Bread Recipe/Spiced Banana Bread/ Banana Cake/Xmassy Banana Cake/Healthy Banana Bread/Gluten Free Banana Bread

Ripened bananas in the fruit basket, is always an excuse to bake banana bread or a cake. With Xmas just looming around the corner I thought of making it a spiced cake. It was just yummy!!
Wet Ingredients

2 ripe bananas (reserve 4/5 slices to garnish on to)
3 large eggs
1 knob of fresh grated ginger
A dash of vanilla essence
A dash of Cointreau liqueur
A Dash of Rum
½ a cup of Maple syrup or honey
¼ cup of virgin coconut oil
6/7 glace cherries cut in half to garnish on top
A handful of raisins (soak them and then drain them)

Dry Ingredients

1 tsp of sunflower seeds
1 tsp of chia seeds
2 tsp of ground flax seeds
½ tsp of all spice powder
1 large pinch of cinnamon powder
1 large pinch of cayenne pepper
1 large pinch of nutmeg powder
A handful of mixed roughly chopped nuts (cashews, macadamia, walnut or any nuts)
2 dessertspoonful s of coconut flour or desiccated coconut
¾ cup of gluten free flour (if that is not available then use more of coconut flour)
1 dessertspoonful of almond meal
1 tsp of baking powder

Mix all the dry ingredients and add the raisins
Mix the entire wet ingredient in a blender or food processor
Add to dry ingredients
It is a slightly wettish batter
Garnish the top of the cake with the sliced bananas and glace cherries

Pour batter in a greased cake tin or loaf tin and back for 50 to 55 minutes in a fan forced oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Test with a skewer to see if the cake is baked otherwise leave it for a few minutes until it is cooked

When the cake is almost baked brush the top with maple syrup and leave in oven for 5 minutes
Note: You can skip the seeds or the alcohol if you wish


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