VEGAN BANANA BREAD
This delicious sunshine in a loaf is featured in my new Healthy Baking cookbook. A tropical take on the classic banana bread, this vegan version uses desiccated coconut and almond meal to create a lusciously sweet and nutty flavour. It is also gluten-free and egg free, making it perfect for anyone with a food allergy or intolerance.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT
Bananas are a terrific energy food and high in tryptophan which helps make serotonin – the feel good hormone responsible for making us feel great. Serotonin is also needed for proper gut function and peristalsis – which pretty much explains that when you’re stressed, your digestion can go a little haywire and you can often feel slow and sluggish. Bananas are also high in the mineral potassium. Studies show that potassium rich foods can help to lower blood pressure that can help support cardiovascular health. Bananas are also a great source of chromium, a trace element your body needs to help regulate blood sugar.