Vegan Buckwheat, Banana & Chocolate Chip Loaf

Serves 8
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Minutes
180g of buckwheat flour
125g of coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt
2 tbsp of milled flaxseed, mixed with 6 tbsp of cold water and left to swell in fridge for at least 15 minutes
160ml of olive oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed but not too small
1/2 a banana for topping
100g of 85% dark chocolate, cut into chunks
Step 1

Make your flaxseed egg and place in the fridge for 15mins.

Step 2

Meanwhile, line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Step 4

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, mash the 3 bananas and whisk together with the oil, vanilla extract and flaxseed egg.

Step 6

Add to the dry ingredients, then fold the mixture well, taking care not to over mix it.

Step 7

Add the chopped chocolate and stir through carefully.

Step 8

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.

Step 9

Cut the 1/2 banana into thin slices and place down the centre of the mixture.

Step 10

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

Step 11

Allow to cool completely before serving

Recipe courtesy of The Conscientious Cook - nutrient rich food for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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