In our family we have been experimenting with improving our nutrition, we cut out refined sugar a couple of years ago and don't miss it at all. My son does well on a grain free/dairy free diet so hence the exploring recipes that are easy to make, nutritious and delicious to go into the lunchbox or for after school snacks. A generous friend sent me through a great recipe similar to this, we have modified it, have made it repeatedly and now are sharing it with you.
It has relatively high protein, has good fats, is gluten and grain free with no sugar!
Into the food processor put: 4 ripe bananas 4 eggs 2/3 cup of nuts such as walnuts or cashews 2/3 cup tapioca starch 2 cups almond flour (ideally soaked to activate then dehydrated and ground almonds) 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter (gently melted) 1tsp cinnamon 4 Tblsp cacao or cocoa 1 and a 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 Tblsp Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 tsp salt
Blend till smooth and pour into silicon cake/muffin or loaf tins. You can add raisins at this stage if you want to make it sweeter or dark chocolate chunks for decadence. You can alternatively leave out the cocoa/cacao and add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and/or orange zest.
Cook 45 minutes at 160 degrees till metal skewer comes out clean.
This recipe freezes well for healthy snacks for lunchboxes, a picnic or the office. I find a double batch of the recipe will fit in my food processor. Very quick and easy to make.
Melanie Young Reg. Osteopath www.cityosteopaths.co.nz