Thermomix banana & carrot buckwheat loaf

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | JERF

I have posted a couple of variations on this loaf, but here’s another one for Thermomix users. It is a great loaf for school lunchboxes (nut-free), with enough sweetness, but of course no added cane sugar, dates, agave or maple syrup. It also consists of only 7 incgredients, all of which I have at home almost all the time. If you’re not making it for school, you can sub in almond meal.

150g (approx 2 small) carrots, chopped into 4 equal sized pieces
250g (approx 3 small) bananas, cut in thirds
1.5 tspns vanilla powder (I recommend Heilala – no added sugar)
150g (1 cup) buckwheat flour
1 tspn aluminium-free baking powder
150g (approx 3) organic eggs
2 tbspns coconut oil

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees celsius
  2. Put carrots, bananas, vanilla & coconut oil in the Thermomix – set to speed 6 for 10 seconds. The mix will be basically a puree [this may or may not be delicious by itself]
  3. Add the 3 eggs, blend 5 seconds on speed 3
  4. Add the buckwheat flour & baking powder. Set to reverse, for 7 seconds on speed 4
  5. Pour whole mixture into a loaf tin
  6. Put in the oven & set the timer for 40 minutes

Note on oven temperature: as nice as it would be that all ovens are actually the temperature they say they are, there is variation. Set for 35 minutes & check if preferred.

If you’re enjoying a slice yourself, I highly recommend slathering it in almond butter

Banana & carrot buckwheat bread 

Oh buckwheat, we’ve been friends a couple of years now but you never cease to surprise me in a world of increasing glutards (this fabulous term was stolen by me when a customer called the restaurant I worked for & warned me they had a “glutard” ie someone requiring a gluten-free meal). I am currently a glutard so no offence is intended.

3 bananas
2 carrots (I used purple but it’s your call)
1 cup buckwheat flour (I just grind buckwheat groats in a spice grinder)
3 eggs (use organic eggs, kids)
2 tbspns coconut oil
1.5 teaspoons vanilla powder (I use Heilala brand)
1 tspn bicarb

METHOD

1. Throw banana, carrot & vanilla into the blender until almost smooth.
2. Pour banana/carrot mix into a bowl. Add coconut oil & stir.
3. In a separate little bowl, crack the 3 eggs & just give them a little whisk with a fork so they are well mixed.
4. Add the eggs into the mixing bowl, then bicarb, then the buckwheat flour & stir til all mixed well.
5. Tip into a loaf tin (I use a silicone one) & cook for 50 mins at 180 degrees Celsius.

As there is no sweetener added, it is not overly sweet, but is not savoury enough to be a ‘bread’. I guess you could cut a slice & spread on some rice malt syrup or honey or my current favourite sugar-free berry jam. 

I love it & hope you will too. Let me know how you go if you bake it at home.

Much love, Alice AKA 6CI