Experimenting with Teff grain! The result: Protein Banana Bread.
I find something comforting about getting into the kitchen of an afternoon and baking. I can’t say this is something I generally do throughout the week, but come weekend and I am keen to relax while still feeling I am doing something productive. That is where baking comes in.
I am not someone that tends to stick to recipes and this can sometimes be risky, particularly while baking. In order for recipes to rise correctly, be the right consistency and generally not turn to shit, you need the right balance of ingredients and this isn’t always easy to correct when experi-baking.
But yesterday I was feeling BOLD, and though I’d take that risk! I know, wild right?!
I had a few overripe bananas so decided a banana bread was the perfect snack for the week ahead. I decided to use a few different ingredients I had received in my GoodnessMe Box this month and the month previously.
I received Teff grain amongst my box of goodies. Teff is a high fibre grain that is gluten free, packed with protein, fibre and calcium. As I hadn’t used Teff grain before, I thought I would use it as a flour base, so I chucked it in the blender for 30 seconds and ground it to a fine powder.
I also decided to add some extra protein and used Happy Way Vanilla Ice Ice Baby protein (I am obsessed with this protein and have been adding to everything lately. Mixed into yoghurt is my favourite!). To give the banana bread that extra oomph I decided to added some Pic’s Peanut Butter because quite frankly peanut butter is always a great idea!
I was pleased to say that this time my risk paid off and I made a delicious banana bread considering I used a mixture of ingredients I had not used before.
I hope you like the recipe and if you recreate it, don't forget to tag me on Facebook and Instagram #motiveater!
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