• Lucy Francis

Banana, Date + Chia Spelt Bread

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

If you have bananas laying around that need using up, I urge you to whip this baby UP!


The flavour and texture is to die for! Those chewy pieces of date when you bite in really make it. Topped with a little organic butter… melt it the mouth quite literally *drool*.


I chose to bake with wholewheat spelt flour. Spelt has a naturally sweet, rather nutty flavour and substitutes well for regular flour in many recipes. Wholewheat spelt flour contains a slighty higher in protein amount than regular flour, is rich in fibre, iron and contains a slightly higher ratio of b vitamins and zinc.


Spelt contains gluten, so it is not appropriate for people with celiac disease or NCGS.


My recipe has only 6 ingredients:

200g organic wholegrain spelt flour

4 medium bananas

2 tbsp chia seeds

30g pitted dates

1/2 tbsp baking powder

splash of unsweetened almond milk/oat milk


Method:

First, pop your chia seeds into a bowl and cover with 6 tbsp water to make a thick gel (leave for 10-15 mins).


Set oven to 180c, line + grease a loaf tin and set aside.


Whilst you wait for the chia ‘egg’ to form, mash your bananas in a large bowl with a fork until smooth with a splash of almond milk, I’ve also tried it with oat milk which worked fine. Don’t worry if there’s a few lumps here and there.


Once the chia egg is ready, scoop it into the mashed banana and mix well.


Add the flour and baking powder to the bowl and stir until just combined. It should be a fairly dense, thick consistency. Chop 30g of pitted dates (about 6-7 dates) into small pieces and stir them in last.


Tip your mixture into your loaf tin and smooth over with a spatula for an even distribution. Bake for 40/45 mins.


Insert a skewer to check if it’s ready – the skewer should come out clean and the loaf slightly browny/gold. Let cool and cut into 10 slices.

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