Best-ever Healthy Banana Bread

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There is nothing bad about this recipe. Its super quick, seriously easy and you can eat it without feeling the tiniest bit guilty! At 104 calories a slice, well more like a wedge, and only 1.6g of fat this is the perfect naughty but nice treat. This is my basic healthy banana bread recipe so why not try adding your own extras such as; cocao nibs, chopped nuts, peanut butter or even extra fruits.
Whether you choose to toast it or eat it as it is, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Toasted and smothered in peanut butter… oh my

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Ingredients (makes a 1lb loaf)

120g wholegrain Spelt flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 + ½ large free range eggs
2 tbsp agave syrup
75g low/non fat natural yoghurt
1 + ½ medium-large very ripe (almost black) bananas

Method

Preheat the oven to 170°C an grease/line a 1lb loaf tin. Personally I prefer to use a silicone loaf tin as no prep. is required.

In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarb, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, mash your bananas with a potato masher then mix in the eggs, syrup and yoghurt until combined.

Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry and quickly mix together.

Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin and level the top. Bake for 35-40 mins until the top is lightly browned and a knife through the centre comes out clean.

Leave to cool before slicing into 8 slices.

 

Nutritional Info (per slice)

104 Calories
1.6g Fat
0.6g Saturated fat
18g Carbohydrates
1.8g Fiber
8g Sugar (natural sugars)
4g Protein

Healthy Cocoa & Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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I cannot believe it has taken me this long to make ‘energy bites’, I honestly think they are the best thing in the entire ‘healthy food’ world right now. Okay that may be a little over the top but seriously you need to try these! A five minute no bake recipe that will give you 12 delicious bites that are packed with natural sugars, protein, fiber & all good fats. At just 67 calories each, these babies will rid you of any hunger pain or sugar craving whilst giving you a burst of energy.

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Ingredients (makes 12 energy bites)
10 soft pitted dates
85g chopped almonds
1 tsp raw cocoa powder
1 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
Coconut shreds for sprinkling (optional)
Method
Soak dates in water for a few minutes. Put the almonds in a blender and blend until ground. Add the cocoa powder and blend until combined. Add in the dates & peanut butter and blend until it all comes together and forms a dough (you may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides a few times). Take a tsp of the dough and roll into a bite-size ball. Repeat until you have 12 equal sized energy bites. Finally, sprinkle with coconut. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Nutrional Information (per energy bite)
67 Calories
4.6g Fat
0.5g Saturated fat
3.8g Carbohydrates
2.4g Sugar
0.9g Fiber
2.5g Protein