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Recipe: Gluten & Dairy-Free Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread

Got some over-ripe bananas making your fruit bowl look sad? Whip up some of this delicious banana bread and everyone will be happy! Huge thanks to Bloom Teas for this gorgeous recipe.

Ingredients

  • --- For the Bread: ---
  • -----
  • 2 small bananas
  • 4 heaped tbsp honey
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp bicarb
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 heaped tsp Bloom Teas Matcha powder


  • --- For the Icing: ---
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  • 3 tbsp thick coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp Bloom Teas Matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts

Key info

  • Rating: Medium

Instructions

1 Preheat your oven to 180c and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

2 To make the banana bread, add the bananas, honey and coconut oil into your food processor and blend until everything is well mixed.

3 Crack in the egg and blend again.

4 Next, sift the dry ingredients and pour these into the food processor. Blend everything together, until you’re left with a smooth cake mixture.

5 Pop this into your lined tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Test to see if the cake is ready by piercing it with a skewer or cake taster to see if it comes out clear.

6 Place the cake onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

7 Meanwhile, to make the icing, blend together the coconut cream, cashews, honey and matcha to create a completely smooth and creamy frosting.

8 Once your loaf is cooled, pour over the frosting and decorate.

Bloom is an independent tea company set up in 2011 with a philosophy of using 'Tea as a Treatment' for inner wellbeing. Bloom is a leading producer of 'new-age' matchas that target energy, detoxification, digestion, immune support, relaxation, cognition and more, using only 100% natural ingredients and superfoods that are blended with organically grown matcha - by hand in England.

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