Banana and Sultana Loaf
Banana and Sultana Loaf is another Plant Powered Pantry firm family favourite. There is usually a tin of this available for anyone to grab a slice when they are hungry. The recipe requires very little sweetner, as the bananas and sultanas add a lot of natural sweetness. No need to feel guilty eating this!
As well as being delicious, bananas are also very healthy. They are rich in Potassium which helps to regulate heart function and blood pressure, therefore helping to protect us against heart attacks and strokes. Bananas are also a great source of prebiotics, due to their starch content. These prebiotics produce short chain fatty acids, which help with digestive health.
This loaf is another versatile recipe that can be enjoyed in different ways:
- Toasted and topped with peanut butter and blueberries for breakfast
- With a cup of your favourite tea as an afternoon snack
- As a quick energy boost when feeling tired or after a workout
- As a sweet treat in a packed lunch.
Banana and Sultana Loaf contains very few ingredients, it is fat free, oil free, dairy free, refined sugar free and nut free! And as always, it is very simple to make! It requires only 5 ingredients – Bananas, Flax egg, Flour, Coconut Sugar and Sultanas.
To make good banana cakes or loaves, it is always essential that the bananas are very ripe. Spotty at the least, almost black at the best. This ensures the maximum amounts of moisture and sweetness from the bananas.
Ripe bananas are also easier to mash! The mashed bananas are then mixed with sultanas and coconut sugar.
The flour and flax egg are mixed in.
The mixture is spooned into a loaf tin and baked. Simple!
Banana and Sultana Loaf is delicious served warm from the oven or it will keep for a few days in an airtight container (preferably in the fridge). It also freezes well for up to two months. I slice before freezing and then defrost a slice when I fancy one. I often put one frozen into a lunchbox and it is defrosted and delicious by lunchtime.