Quick Mix Banana & Pineapple Spelt Loaf

A simple and perfectly moist banana bread recipe with a wonderful texture, colour and packed with flavour.

This bread is a perfectly refreshing and summery without going all out tropical.

It is light without being dry due to the olive oil , banana and pineapple. The banana is silky smooth and then there is the flecks of crunchy, juice and tangy pineapple not overtly populated in the cake but distinctly present.

I have always talked about the benefits of using spelt flour. Besides being good for you and gentler for your stomach, it gives the cake a texture better than if you were to use Wholemeal flour alone. The recipe will work with wholemeal flour though.

I always keep oranges ( and lemons ) at hand in my fridge to use for baking. Fresh orange juice in baking should only ever be used, try avoid bottled juice here.

Ingredients

2 ripe medium bananas mashed with a fork

1 ripe medium banana whole

1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple pieces

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup pure honey

1/2 cup pure olive oil

1 cup coconut milk ( plus 1/2 cup extra in case batter is too thick )

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour, sifted

1 cup plain Flour, sifted

2 tspns baking powder

1 tspn bicarbonate of soda

1 tbspn vanilla essence

1/4 cup walnut halves

2 tbspns poppy seeds ( optional )

Delicious and Quick Pineapple and Banana Spelt Loaf

Besides being good for you and gentler for your stomach, the higher amino acid content gives the cake a texture better than Wholemeal flour alone.

Method

With a fork crush the ripe banana to mash.

Stir through the lemon juice into the banana.

Sift the flours , bicarb and baking powder .

Whisk the olive oil, honey and eggs together until well combined and mixture is not tight.

Stir through the mashed banana.

Alternate the flour mixture and milk with a wooden spatula.

The spelt will absorb some of the moisture and the amount absobed will vary depending on your batch of spelt.

Wait for a minute, you may want to stir through the extra milk.

Lastly poor mixture into a lined bread loaf tin. Peel and cut the last banana in half. Arrange on top. Press down a little.

Sprinkle nuts and seeds on top.

Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 1 hr at 170 degrees Celsius.

Delicious Pineapple and Banana Spelt Loaf

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    Looks like very delicious and beautiful !!! I must try this πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. It ticks all the right boxes. Quick, simple, tasty and healthy.

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  2. jyo says:

    Beautiful looking loafπŸ‘Œ absolutely love the flavour❀

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    1. Im never going back now. Banana and pineapple go so well together.

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  3. miakouppa says:

    Looks lovely! Love a great banana bread πŸ™‚

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  4. I will have to give this a go. Thank you !

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    1. You will love it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow, Looks so wonderful. Great creative combos

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    1. They certainly go well together.

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  6. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

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  7. A. JoAnn says:

    Yum! I’m pinning this!

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  8. Such a pretty loaf, love the recipe!πŸ˜‹

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  9. This looks amazing!!!! YUM-O!

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    1. Thank you Laura. Hope you have an opportunity to try it.

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