Green Tea Banana Loaf

 

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I love green tea and am ready to try almost any recipe with it. I even tested matcha seasoning for pan-fried salmon once, but that’s a different story. And green tea ice cream… Mmmm, I find it hard to resist, so I guess it’s a good thing it is not widely available in Manchester.

Here, I present Green Tea Banana Loaf, which in fact is more of a cake – soft and moist – but not too sweet, just the way I like it. As you’ve probably noticed by now, I don’t use complicated recipes and this one also meets my criteria of simplicity.

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What you will need:

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • few drops of almond essence or vanilla
  • 3 tbsp Matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar (more if you’ve got a sweet tooth)
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • almond flakes, for topping (optional)

 

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350F). Grease a loaf tin with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, ground almonds, Matcha powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with sugar for a couple of minutes, until light and fluffy. Add almond milk, coconut oil and almond (or vanilla) essence. Stir. Fold in mashed bananas and mix.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the flour mix and stir with a spatula or using mixer on slow speed, until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf tin, sprinkle with almond flakes if desired and bake for 30-40 minutes until firm.
  6. Let it cool down before slicing!
  7. Enjoy!

Note: the colour of the loaf may vary depending on the type of flour you use and quality of Matcha powder. Don’t expect bright green 🙂

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Green Tea Banana Loaf

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