I was so excited to put this banana bread in the oven this morning. Last week I tore my esophagus due to severe pregnancy reflux and knew the time had come to completely ditch the grains and give my stomach a break. After 12 hours of no grains, my reflux completely stopped and things started healing very quickly. I had also cut out all sugars and syrups so this is the first sweet food I've had in 4 days. I have used medjool dates in this recipe but if you only have dried dates, just pop them in some warm water and let them soften a little before blending. Has anyone tried a grain free or paleo diet during pregnancy? I don't usually advocate following strict diets during pregnancy but studies have shown that paleo is safe during pregnancy and I have personally been blown away by the affect it's had on my stomach and improving my energy levels. This recipe has been adapted from this recipe.
Banana Bread3 ripe bananas
5 Medjool dates
1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius
Place banana and dates in a food processor or thermomix and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and ingredients are well mixed. Pour into lined or greased loaf tin and bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.