Laura’s amazing banana bread

So, you guys know that I have bought some coconut flour but have never got on that well with it. I did manage to have it in pancakes, which I quite liked, but I still prefer the buckwheat flour so tend to go to that.

At the weekend (I think) Laura posted a photo of her grain free banana bread, which included coconut flour, and it just so happened that we had 2 bananas rapidly going brown. Of course I had to make it.

Well it turned out so well! Delicious! Because of what I had at home I made a few changes- I only had 3 eggs so used those and a little almond milk, and instead of blueberries I used dark chocolate chips and desiccated coconut.

I bought myself some pretty dessert forks, plus a matching cake slice that I have not used yet.

It has been keeping me going this week! I have been so busy this week- I have only managed one run (sad face) so far this week (I was home too late for Sweatshop on Wednesday)- on Tuesday I was home early (I had a course, and they usually finish early, plus no marking= bonus time) so I went on a 5 mile run, but it was baking- after a couple of miles I had to stop in the shade and cool down as I was so hot. I am not used to this! It was making me worry about my half marathon (next weekend) but I am not going for a fast time there as it is a trail run, I am going to enjoy the experience.

Anyway, when I got home Andy had picked our first garden strawberries! So after dinner I had them with a slice of the banana bread- they were so sweet and juicy- shop bought ones just don’t compare.

I went to pump this evening and managed to up my weights for the chest (10kg on the bar! Which is a lot for me), but now my arms are not liking all this typing!

What are your weekend plans?

I need to get up early for my final long run- I did 11 miles last weekend and want to do a similar distance this week. I need to make a cake as practise for my next cake club meeting (don’t want a repeat of last time!) and also a pile of work which I just won’t think about now!

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14 thoughts on “Laura’s amazing banana bread”

  1. Sounds delicious. I never buy coconut flour purely because it’s so expensive and it’s a bit of a faff to use (and plus normal baking is quite a challenge for me anyway!)
    Do you know it’s even so hot in the morning – like 6am! It’s crazy but I do love it. So nice to have so much sunshine.
    My uni friends are coming down to visit this Saturday so there might be some afternoon tea going on πŸ˜‰

  2. So glad you enjoyed the banana bread! Coconut and chocolate chips sound like a perfect addition πŸ™‚ My weekend is all about getting this flat sorted, I have some shelves to paint and lots of stuff to clear out then we have a family party on Sunday. Hope you have a great one!

    1. I have never tried it before but the flavours do go together so well, a bit tropical πŸ™‚

  3. That banana bread looks so delicious, I think I’m going to have to give it a try as I’ve never had banana bread before!
    Good luck with your long run this weekend, hope the weather isn’t too hot for you!

  4. The heat is insane right now, humidity in London is disgusting! I have a half next weekend too, and it’ll be tough if the conditions stay like this. I’m planning a 10 miler this weekend, I have barely run since the ultra so need to get some miles in the legs before next weekend. Have a good weekend!

    1. I think there is meant to be some rain which will get rid of a bit of the humidity (I hope)- hope your runs goes well.

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