May 25, 2013

Gluten-Free Banana and Quinoa Bread

Since Quinoa is very in these days, here's a recipe that will interest you - Gluten-Free Banana and Quinoa Bread!


  • 1 cup of mashed bananas (mash them with a fork)
  • 2 organic eggs, whisk
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (see below for a DIY recipe)
  • 1/4 cup organic melted organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of quinoa flour
  • 3/4 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 100 g dark chocolate bar, break into very small chunks (Make sure it’s gluten-free if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity)

Method: Combine banana, sugar, eggs, coco oil, almond milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix both batches of ingredients together and stir well. If you find the batter is still too dry, add a touch more almond milk. Grease a medium size loaf pan and pour mixture into it. Bake at 175 degrees C for 50-55 minutes until a fork inserted comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan. It will rise about 5 to 6.5cm. DO IT YOURSELF ALMOND MILK:


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • water for soaking the almonds
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 dates (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)


  1. Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  2. Drain the water from the almonds and discard. Blend the 3 cups of water, almonds and dates until well blended and almost smooth.
  3. Strain the blended almond mixture using a cheesecloth or other strainer.
  4. Homemade raw almond milk will keep well in the refrigerator for three or four days.

by Joy Mccarthy





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