Super Quick Sugar-free Fig & Banana Bread Recipe
Banana bread is one of the kids favourite lunchbox treats, which is probably lucky as we always seem to have ageing banana’s in the fruit bowl. The problem I have with the Thermomix banana bread recipe on the basic chip is that it’s very sweet! It’s no wonder it tastes so good. At the moment I’m trying to cut down our intake of processed sugar and increase our consumption of fibre so I wanted to make this recipe healthier.
Take a look at the modifications I’ve made. This is my super quick, sugar freed Fig and banana bread recipe. To make things even easier you can actually use the chip on your TM5 and follow the banana bread recipe BUT make the healthy swaps in this recipe. The process remains the same. If you don’t have a Thermomix just use your food processor.
This is a fabulous banana bread recipe which has been modified to make it sugar-free and high fibre. Much healthier snacking and you can still use you TM5 chip and follow the Banana bread method on the chip.
- 370 gm banana
- 130 gm coconut oil
- 150 gm dried figs
- 2 eggs
- 220 gm plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 100 gm coconut milk
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line a large loaf tin with baking paper.
Place the banana and figs in the TM Bowl. Blend 5 sec/Speed 6.
Scrape down the TM Bowl. Add the coconut oil. Combine 20 sec/Speed 4.
Add the eggs, vanilla and coconut milk. Combine 10 sec/Speed 4.
Add the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarb soda. Mix 20 sec/Speed 4.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Cook for 50 minutes or until a skewer come out clean.
Turn the cake out onto a wire rack after 30 minutes or allow it to fully cool in the tin.
Try the banana loaf toasted for breakfast.
Increasing fibre in the diet helps you to feel full for longer, meaning it’s easier to reduce your food intake without feeling hungry. Fibre also feeds the good gut bacteria and helps them to thrive. I’ve been really into eating lots of probiotic foods so part of maintaining these good microbes once they’ve been consumed, means feeding them the fibre and prebiotic food they need to live.
So I’m sure you’re wondering what this has to do with my healthy banana bread recipe? I decided to convert the Thermomix Banana Bread recipe into a high fibre, low fat, processed sugar-free loaf. I was fairly confident that by adding dried figs to the banana the recipe would be sweet enough to satisfy my children’s sugar radar.
Figs are a nutritional treasure trove, full of fibre, calcium, zinc and iron. Switching 150gm of sugar to 150gm of figs gives a significant nutritional boost to our bread. Take a look at the nutritional values of the banana bread shown in the recipe. Although this is still a snack food it provides valuable nutrients.
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