Saturday, January 14, 2017

Gluten-Free Banana-Nut Date Loaf


This loaf recipe is the result of an experiment to see if we could make a super running snack using mostly nuts, chocolate and fruit, no flour needed. So yes it's gluten free, but that wasn't really the intention. As expected it's a little denser than a traditional loaf, but oh so tasty! Full recipe is at the bottom.

  
We started by blending dates, cashews, chocolate

 
Mashed our banana

Added all the wet ingredients to the blended ones.

Mixed in the baking power

Baked, cooled and cut!


PDF printable instructions for this Gluten-Free Banana-Nut Date Loaf can be found here


Ingredients
  • 1 cup, or 16 pitted dates
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 4 oz unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  • 2 extra large eggs
  •  2 large bananas
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
 Directions

  • Use a food processor or blender to process dates, cashews and chocolate into a fine, sand-like consistency
  • Transfer to a bowl (optional; you could do everything in the blender) and add in eggs, beaten banana and peanut butter
  •  Mix in baking powder
  •  Transfer to a greased baking tin
  •  Bake at 350 deg C for approximately 30 mins
  • Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from pan. Cool further before slicing.
  • Enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
Per 1/8 of the loaf.
Calories 315
                               % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20 g 30 %
   Saturated Fat 6 g 28 %
   Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
   Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg 18 %
Sodium 145 mg 6 %
Potassium 126 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 33 g 11 %
   Dietary Fiber 5 g 18 %
   Sugars 18 g
Protein 9 g 18 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 23 %




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