Teff is a protein-rich old school grain that is both nutrient-dense and drought-resistant, an excellent grain to eat and grow! Add to that banana, oats, dates and spices, and we have a luscious loaf that’s high fibre, heart-healthy baked goodness. Sweetened by the fruits.
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Banana Date Teff Bread
PREHEAT OVEN 350F | 175C. LINE a loaf tin with parchment paper of grease.
MIX CHOPPED DATES with boiling water in a cup, bowl or blender jug, sit to soften for a few minutes while you gather the other ingredients.
ADD the rest of the wet ingredients to the dates and mash to make a smooth puree OR blend in a blender or an immersion blender. Sit for a few mins while chia seeds gel.
COMBINE WET and DRY ingredients in a bowl.
TASTE and adjust sweetness, spices to your liking. STIR in chopped nuts and seeds if using
POUR into the lined loaf tin and spread evenly. Top with oats, nuts, seeds to garnish.
BAKE 50 – 65 mins until an inserted skewer comes out clean and the banana bread is cooked.
COOL on a wire rack removing the tin and paper. Cool 30mins before slicing otherwise it will crumble,
SERVE fresh as is or lightly toasted with a slathering of honey, butter, jam or maple syrup as you like.
STORE in an airtight container. It will keep longer in the fridge. Freeze whole or in slices.
DATES Substitute with 1 cup raisins or sultanas, it will not taste as sweet.
SUBSTITUTE Olive Oil for coconut oil or another healthy oil like walnut can help balance hormones.
BANANAS you can use 3 bananas or 2 bananas and ½ cup applesauce.
SWAP TEFF flour for oat flour or whatever you like to eat. Consistency may change, and you may need to adjust a little if too stiff by adding a splash of milk or water.
SPICES like cinnamon, ginger, cake spice, pumpkin spice all work well in this recipe