Prep Time5 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time50 minsYields1 Serving

Okay seriously guys, this buckwheat banana bread is insanely good! Who doesn’t love banana bread! This recipe makes it even easier to love! It’s so simple, incredibly delicious and amazingly healthy! I’ve been enjoying it on its own or topped with raw honey or tahini.

It contains real whole food ingredients. It’s perfectly sweet thanks to the natural sweetness of bananas, and the addition of pure maple syrup. It also has a slightly nutty taste from the buckwheat. It’s completely gluten, dairy, nut and refined sugar-free. It’s a great addition to any healthy diet.

You can enjoy it for breakfast topped with a thick spread of nut or seed butter, raw honey, homemade jams, or just with butter if you’re that way inclined. It’s also the perfect morning or afternoon snack.

Buckwheat is one of my favourite grains. Well, actually it’s not even a grain, it’s a seed! It’s extremely nutritious and is loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals. Buckwheat is very nourishing to the nervous system, as it contains a range of B vitamin’s which is crucial for nerve function, as well as the amino acid tryptophan, which helps to make serotonin, the FEEL GOOD hormone. Buckwheat has a light nutty flavour, it's high in amino acids, fiber and the essential minerals manganese, magnesium, zinc, and copper. It’s also rich in anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory.

Ingredients:

 1 ¾ cups buckwheat flour
  cup pure maple syrup
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp cinnamon
 pinch of Himalayan salt
 5 ripe bananas mashed
 ½ cup coconut oil, melted (olive oil would be ok too)
 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf tin with coconut oil (or baking paper).

2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, maple syrup, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.

3

Next add the mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla. Mix to combine.

4

Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.

5

Remove from oven, allow the loaf to cool slightly before removing from the loaf tin and slice into 8-10 slices.

Ingredients

 1 ¾ cups buckwheat flour
  cup pure maple syrup
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp cinnamon
 pinch of Himalayan salt
 5 ripe bananas mashed
 ½ cup coconut oil, melted (olive oil would be ok too)
 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf tin with coconut oil (or baking paper).

2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, maple syrup, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.

3

Next add the mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla. Mix to combine.

4

Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.

5

Remove from oven, allow the loaf to cool slightly before removing from the loaf tin and slice into 8-10 slices.

Buckwheat Banana Bread