After a healthy snack? Make this paleo choc chip banana bread

When it comes to eating healthy, snacks can prove to be our biggest downfall. You’re hungry, you’re not prepared and the office biscuit tin is only 4 steps away – you’ve counted. To prevent falling victim to your iced-vovo weakness, try making this paleo choc chip banana bread for the week ahead. It’s free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar, high in protein and if you mix in KOJA’s breakfast topper like we do, it adds a whole bunch of nutrients including magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium and zinc (and a nice crunch!). The loaf will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days making it perfect for on hand snacks during the week.

PALEO CHOC CHIP BANANA BREAD

INGREDIENTS

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2 medium very ripe bananas (or 3 small)
3 free range eggs
40g chia seeds
2½ cups organic shredded coconut
1 tbs rice malt syrup (or slightly more if you prefer it sweeter)
½ tsp cinnamon (we actually use 1 tsp ‘cause we love the stuff!)
2 tbs Cacao Nibs
4 tbs KOJA Fig & Hazelnut breakfast topper (optional)

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a food processor, blend bananas until smooth
  3. Add eggs and blend until mixture is light
  4. Add chia seeds, coconut, rice malt syrup, and cinnamon and blend well. If the mixture appears too wet or runny, you can add a little more coconut, or just leave it for 5 mins and the chia seeds will do their thing and absorb some of the moisture
  5. Lastly add cacao nibs and KOJA Fig & Hazelnut and stir
  6. Pour into a lined bake tin and bake for 30 mins

Serve it warm straight out of the oven and the keep the rest for the 3pm munchies!

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!