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Broccoli Banana Bread (yes, really)

I had a surplus of ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and too many broccoli heads in the fridge. There sprung forth the unimaginatively named Broccoli Banana Bread.
Broccoli Banana Bread jazzed up with a Mixed Seed Top

I suggest the tasting come before the naming so as not to prejudice what is actually nothing more than a supercharged banana bread!


My husband (the first to taste test) eyed the beautiful slice with suspicion, poking cautiously at the tiny flecks of green. "Courgette? Spinach? Kale??" he guessed. To which I told him to just eat it! It was a thumbs up from the whole family. Add honey if a sweeter taste preferred but I omitted it.

Broccoli Banana Bread

Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients:
1/2 cup cashew nuts
2 ripe bananas
2 cups broccoli
4 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Optional: 1/4-1/2 cup honey

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius, 350 degrees farenheit.
2. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
3. Add cashew nuts to food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
4. Add broccoli and banana and continue to process.
5. Add flour and process.
6. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and process until well combined, scraping down sides of processor if necessary.
7. Transfer to prepared loaf tin and bake in oven for 45-50minutes, or until cake springs back to the touch and skewer inserted comes out clean. The top should be lightly golden.
8. Allow to cool for 5minutes in tin before transferring to a cooling rack to cool before slicing.
9. Best stored in a fridge when completely cool (loosely wrapped in kitchen paper in an airtight container).

Comments

  1. Very nice website and great photos!
    This recipe in particular! Very interesting.

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  2. Thank you so much Ivan for taking the time to leave me a comment and I'm really happy you like my site! Would love to hear if you make any of my recipes and how you get on. :)

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  3. I am definitely making this soon! The green is so beautiful :) Can I ask, though - does the broccoli go in raw? I take it that we have to steam it first before adding it in? Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Charlotte - I put the broccoli in raw. It is possible to lightly steam it first but do not overcook it as it will lose its colour. Plus I wouldn't boil it as it will make the bread too soggy! Strangely the colour does vary depending on the broccoli. I have made this a lot of times since posting this recipe and it also works with almond meal instead of the cashews incidentally (I have a cashew-intolerant daughter!). Do keep me posted how you get on - I always love to hear any feedback x

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    2. Ahh I thought that would be the case re: losing the colour from cooked broccoli! Thank you so much for the information :) I will definitely link you in when I make it! Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe :)

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