Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Gluten free banana loaf for bread machines

I haven't used my breadmaker for a while and since I had three over-ripe  bananas left in the fruit bowl that everyone was avoiding, I thought I'd make a yummy gluten free banana loaf using the following recipe:

Wet ingredients:
3 mashed over-ripe bananas that no-one wants to eat
butter (melted) - 3/4 cup (150g)
vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
eggs (beaten) - 3 medium
lemon juice - 2 tsp
water - 1/4 cup (60ml)

Dry ingredients:
gluten free flour (I use doves plain gluten free flour) - 1 full cup plus 5/8 cup (250g approx)
gluten free baking powder - 2 tsp
caster sugar - 1/2 cup (110g)
chopped raisins or any dried fruit - 1/4 cup (41g)

Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl, and dry ingredients together in a bowl. Combine both together and mix. Pour into breadmaker and choose cake setting. My breadmaker does a bit of mixing then bakes for 80 minutes. I presume oven baking will take about the same length of time, although I haven't tried it myself. The cake is nice and moist - you wouldn't think it was gluten free. I didn't use  vanilla essence or lemon as I didn't have any in. It tastes just fine without them. The cake needs eating quickly as there are no preservatives, so I leave mine to cool completely, cut into slices and freeze half of it straight away - otherwise I end up eating the whole lot in a couple of days - not good for the diet or the figure!! It's great with or without butter on the top.

Let me know if you give it a try.......

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