As we get further into our journey of living with allergies I’m trying harder to make food that tastes good. Cake that tastes like cake for a start. Chloe has enough to go through without having to eat food that tastes like cardboard.
Today I baked with my girls because I was feeling especially grumpy and they were both a little fed up after having a chesty cold over the weekend. Baking makes us all a little happier so baking it was.
We made two batches of these muffins as I know that both girls like them and they freeze really well so I can pop them in bags of two and just pull them out each day. I made some adaptations to the original recipe which worked really well so I’m sure I’ll be posting that soon.
We then tried making a Peanut Butter and Banana loaf which was just a bit of an experiment as I had made a batch of homemade Peanut Butter and I wanted to bake with it. This loaf is delicious, moist and actually on a par with my normal banana loaf recipe. I am yet to try any after freezing it so I will keep you posted on that.
Peanut Butter & Banana Loaf
You will need:
150g Gluten free Self Raising flour
100g dark soft brown sugar
7 tbsp of melted coconut oil
2 tbsp of peanut butter
1 medium mashed banana ( over ripe is always best )
1 tsp of vanilla paste/extract
75ml warm water
Preheat your oven to gas mark 4/180, grease and line a 1lb loaf tin.
Measure your flour and brown sugar into a large bowl and mix together. In a separate bowl mash your banana, then add your peanut butter, vanilla paste, coconut oil and warm water and combine thoroughly. Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients until combined. Pour your mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a knife/skewer comes out cleanly. Leave to cool slightly before slicing..although it is delicious when warm spread with a dairy/soya free margarine or even a little more peanut butter.
This loaf cake is dairy free, egg free, soya free and gluten free. It’s also vegan…and tasty.
Both my girls enjoyed this and so did I. I hope you do too!