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Super Healthy Banana Bread

Using no fat whatsoever and minimal added sugar, this loaf is transformed into something that can be enjoyed as a healthy carbohydrate! Plus it is only 104kcal per slice!!

Makes 2 loaves (7 slices per loaf) or 1 large loaf (14 slices)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 140g wholewheat flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 overripe bananas (plus one for topping)
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml fat free plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • METHOD:
    1. Preheat the oven to 160/4.
      Line 2 baking tins with baking parchment.
      Mix the dry ingredients together.
      In a separate bowl, mush the bananas together, and then mix with the yoghurt, syrup and eggs.
      Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
      Half the extra banana and add to the top (optional), or add any other topping that takes your fancy.
      Bake for 40-45minutes if baking two loaves, or 1hr15-20minutes if only baking one.
      Enjoy warm or store to eat later! It can be frozen if needed.

    NUTRITION:

    Banana – High in potassium for fluid balance and muscle contraction, and containing naturally occurring sugars to keep your energy up for longer!

    Yoghurt – contributing towards your protein and calcium requirements. Calcium is essential for bone growth and maintenance.

    Wholewheat flour – provides slow-release carbohydrate to keep you going for longer and fibre for good digestion.

    Banana Chocolate Lollipops

    These healthy alternatives to ice cream are both delicious AND fun to make!

    Makes 6 lollipops

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 3 bananas
    • 100g chocolate
    • Other toppings – see ideas at the bottom

    METHOD:

    1. Cut the bananas into halves and push lollipop sticks or skewers into the bottom.
    2. Freeze overnight.
    3. When frozen, melt the chocolate in a bowl above a saucepan of simmering water.
    4. Dip the bananas in the chocolate, and cover with any other toppings – this will have to be done quickly if the chocolate is to be used as a ‘sticking agent’ as the frozen banana will cause the chocolate to harden quickly.
    5. Eat immediately or stick in the freezer for keeping.
    6. Enjoy!

    NUTRITION:

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    The above information is for just the banana dipped in chocolate, additional macronutrients and calories will be added with additional toppings.

    Topping ideas:

    • Peanuts and melted peanut butter (in picture)
    • Honeycomb and chocolate pieces (in picture)
    • Peanut butter and salt (in picture)
    • Sprinkles
    • Crushed pistachio nuts
    • Crushed hazelnuts and Nutella
    • Lotus spread and crushed lotus biscuits
    • Nut butter and jam