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Banana Sunflower Bread, perfect for a lazy Sunday

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Banana Sunflower Bread

Banana Sunflower Bread

What better way to spend a lazy Fall Sunday than with a nice slice of Banana Bread and a hot cup of herbal tea. Today was a perfect Fall day with clear blue skies, a crisp breeze but with a little heat still left in the sunshine. The sounds of leaves crunching underfoot and the smell of wood fires in the air.

While I am a summer girl at heart, there is something very soothing about a day like today. It calls for relaxing with a good book and the aforementioned slice (or two) of Banana Bread.

This recipe is not overly sweet, the coconut palm sugar used, is lower on the glycemic scale, for a healthier option than regular sugar.

The nutritional information at the end is based on one slice and the loaf being sliced into 12 pieces.



Banana Sunflower Bread

Banana Sunflower Bread

Banana Sunflower Bread

Makes 1 loaf

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tspns baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn baking soda
  • 1/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/8 tspn nutmeg
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 2 Tblspns ground flax mixed into 6 Tblspns water and allowed to gel
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup flax oil
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • Prepare one loaf tin by lining with parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 350 F

In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

In medium bowl combine gelled flax, banana, sugar and oil. Add banana mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined. Add sunflower seeds and mix lightly.

Pour into prepared loaf tin.

Bake for 45 mins (or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean). Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 10 mins.

Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.

Banana Sunflower Bread

Banana Sunflower Bread


Nutrition Facts 1/12 of loaf
Serving Size 71 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat  98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium  40mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 37.4g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 14.4g
Protein 3.0g
Vitamin A   0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade B-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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