And by not bad, I mean bloody brilliant.
(Thank you @maverickbeanco for introducing me to Quinoa’s cousin. We get along very well).
Meet LUPIN. The next superfood you need to know about. Thanks to old mate, this BB is gluten-free, super high in protein and fibre, low in carbohydrates and zero saturated fats… but I can ensure that it is full of taste, stunning texture, natural energy and overloaded with nutrients.
(MWA – love u Lupin)
- 3 ripe bananas, smashed
- 3 free range eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
- 200g Lupin flour
- 2 heaped tbsp LSA, Psyllium Husk or Ground Flaxseed
- Optional: 1 heaped tbsp Monk Fruit/Stevia (if you want to make it taste like that sweet store bought banana bread!)
- 2 heaped tbsp raisins or sultanas
- 1/4 cup granola, mixed seeds & nuts or Muesli mix for the topping and base.
- Preheat oven to 170C
- Line a loaf tin with baking paper (approx 26 x 11cm)
- Mix the smashed banana, eggs, honey, olive oil, baking soda and lemon/lime juice.
- Stir in the Lupin Flour and LSA/Psyllium.
- Mix well.
- Fold in the sultanas/raisins.
- Sprinkle half of the granola/seed mix into the base of the lined tin.
- Transfer the banana bread mixture on top of the granola/seeds, into the lined tin (this will ensure a crunchy base AND topping)
- Sprinkle the remaining granola/seed mix on top of the mixture
- Bake for 45-60 minutes (checking after 35mins every 5-10 mins with a skewer).
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the tin.
- Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days at room temperature, or covered in the fridge for up to 7 days!
NOTE: Covering the loaf with foil whilst baking will stop it from browning and burning too fast if you can see the bread overcooking.
NOTE 2: I love storing half of my loaf in the freezer so that I can save it for when guests come over!
NOTE 3: It can be fun to decorate the top of your loaf in various ways – granola, nuts, seeds, or even a sliced banana for a worthy Instagram pic (hash-tagging #flavourfoodflow of course!)