This Quinoa Banana Bread (Dairy Free) is nutritious, full of protein, easy to make and bursting with banana flavour – it contains fresh bananas as well as banana chips. It makes a great healthy breakfast option, picnic food, easy lunchbox idea as well as snack anytime.
Healthy banana bread
There are countless versions of the classic banana bread recipe. Here is mine (one of them that is, see also my easy Baked Banana Wholemeal Bread with Sea Salt and Ginger Pear Banana Wholemeal Bread). It is low in fat, high in fibre and protein and low in sugar. Most of the sweetness comes from the fresh bananas, as well as banana chips, which also contribute loads of banana flavour!
Despite being made with only 2 tablespoons of honey and no refined sugar this Quinoa Banana Bread is sweet enough to enjoy even as a healthy dessert.
Protein banana bread with quinoa
I am a huge fan of quinoa and use it in both savoury and sweet recipes. I love using quinoa in baking as it light and fluffy, contributing substance without stodginess. Quinoa cooks very quickly and, once cooled, can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. So if you cook it ahead you’ll save lots of time when making the actual recipe.
Quinoa is low in fat and high in protein, so it’s satisfying yet low in calories – perfect for breakfast or snack recipes.
More quinoa bakes
If you are looking for more healthy bakes containing quinoa check out these low sugar Chocolate Muffins with Quinoa. You might also like these zesty Quinoa Breakfast Muffins with Lime and Sultanas. This gluten free Cherry Almond Crisp with Quinoa can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or as a healthy dessert.
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This Quinoa Banana Bread (Dairy Free) is nutritious, full of protein, easy to make and bursting with banana flavour - it contains fresh bananas as well as banana chips. It makes a great healthy breakfast option, picnic food, easy lunchbox idea as well as snack anytime.
- 2 large ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa loosely packed
- 2/3 cup banana chips
- 2.5 tablespoons honey
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil good quality
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4. Line a medium bread tin with parchment paper.
In a blender blitz the banana chips until they have the consistency of breadcrumbs. Combine with the mashed bananas, quinoa and honey, stir thoroughly and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, ground almonds and baking powder and stir well using a whisk.
Beat together the eggs and oil for a couple of minutes until fluffy. Pour in the banana mixture and stir thoroughly.
Pour in the dry mixture all at once and stir until the dry ingredients are no longer visible. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Lift out of the tin (with the paper) and place on a cooling rack. Let cool completely, remove the paper and enjoy!
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