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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with Hemp Protein

Banana bread is a traditional sponge cake with a spongy, moist and very soft dough. If you are a lover of this recipe, but are looking for a healthier option, you are in the right place.

Banana bread is a classic in baking, but it often contains high amounts of sugar and refined flour. That’s why in this post we bring you a healthy, vegan and high protein banana bread recipe. Delicious and perfect to enjoy at any time of the day and feel full of energy.

With nutritious and easy-to-find ingredients, this version of banana bread is easy to prepare and satisfies your taste buds and your body at the same time.

Banana bread without sugar

The main sweetener in this cake is ripe banana, which also provides a soft texture and spongy consistency to the dough.

This recipe is also gluten-free, because we use buckwheat; and vegan, because we prepare it with olive oil.

Banana bread is perfect for any breakfast, snack or to accompany an afternoon chat with friends. You can eat it alone, or heat it up and then spread butter and jam on it, or simply dip it in a hot tea or infusion.

Ingredients:

  • 100 gr. of buckwheat flour
  • 100 gr. rice flour
  • 50 gr. corn starch
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 15 gr. of baking powder
  • 100 ml. of water
  • 100 ml. of olive oil
  • 50 gr. of hemp protein
  • 50 gr. of coconut sugar or your favorite sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Hemp seeds for decoration (optional)

All the ingredients in our section Hemp Food

Preparation:

  • Add all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking pan and bake for 45 minutes at 180ºC.
  • Garnish with hemp seeds on top. Serve with an infusion and a good after-dinner conversation.

Nutritional commentary

Banana bread is an ideal sponge cake for winter breakfasts, to serve warm. You can make it in a long mold, slice and freeze. Take a few slices out of the freezer the night before, so you’ll have a healthy cake for breakfast every morning.

The banana bread recipe we have prepared for you is naturally gluten-free, contains little sugar and is dairy-free, so it is suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

What are the nutritional benefits of healthy banana bread?

From a nutritional dietary point of view, bananas are an excellent source of potassium. But we wouldn’t want you to be left with this cliché, somewhat empty information, and that’s it. If you allow us, since you have come this far, we will briefly tell you something interesting in nutrition, related to foods rich in potassium, such as bananas.

Potassium is a diuretic mineral that helps eliminate salt (sodium) from the body and helps the heart to function properly. And here comes another phrase that I’m sure you’ve heard:“salt causes hypertension“.

Well, scientifically, it has been proven that eating salt does not cause hypertension. But we know that salt increases the dietary needs of potassium, because this mineral is necessary to eliminate it from the body. And how many potassium-containing foods do we eat? The reality is that we tend to add salt to every dish and eat very few potassium-rich foods. Could this be related to why so many people have hypertension? Well, recent research has shown that it is!

Studies have linked the high rates of hypertension in Westernized society to the huge sodium/potassium mineral imbalance in the diet. That is, the myth that salt causes hypertension may not be salt alone, but high salt intake accompanied by low intake of potassium-rich foods…. So you know, whenever you can, eat foods with potassium! Bananas (especially), potatoes and aromatic herbs top the list.

Banana bread, being made mainly from ripe bananas, can provide you with a good amount of potassium. It is also a recipe very rich in fiber, which helps the digestive system to function better.

Healthy gluten-free and vegan banana bread recipe
Recipe banana bread with hemp protein Cannactiva.

Do you know the benefits of adding hemp protein to baking recipes?

Hemp protein is a food in powder form, containing only one ingredient: ground hemp seeds. Adding hemp protein to baking recipes is a great way to increase the protein and omega-3 essential fatty acid content while adding a mild, healthy flavor to recipes.

In summary, banana bread is a delicious and nutritious option for those looking for a tastier and healthier alternative to traditional bread.

We hope you are encouraged to try hemp protein with this healthy banana bread recipe. It is a delicious alternative to take advantage of those ripe bananas that have been in the fruit bowl for a long time. Remember that you will be able to buy hemp protein in our hemp food store .

You can also customize the recipe to your liking: add nuts, chocolate chips, poppy seeds, banana bread with shredded coconut, with peanut butter, with yogurt, or make a version with a touch of raisins…

The end result will be a fluffy, flavorful bread that will be perfect to enjoy. Dare to try this delicious recipe!

What are the benefits of baking with hemp protein?

Hemp protein is a true superfood. Adding it to baking recipes is an excellent idea if you are looking to improve the nutritional properties of the preparation and gain in health. It has the following benefits: Complete source of protein: Hemp protein is a complete source of protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids the body needs. Adding hemp protein to baking recipes increases their protein content and can help meet daily protein needs. Easy to digest: Hemp protein is easy to digest and absorb. Unlike nut flours (such as almond or walnut flour) and soy flour, hemp has no anti-nutrients, which makes it a food that is very easy for the body to assimilate. Rich in essential fatty acids: hemp is a rich source of essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 6 and omega 3). These fatty acids are important for heart health, brain function and overall good health of the body. Low in carbohydrates: Hemp protein is very low in carbohydrates, which makes it an excellent choice for people following a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet. – Mild flavor: It has a delicious and mild flavor, reminiscent of walnuts and hazelnuts, which makes it easy to add to any healthy baking recipe.

What are the benefits of bananas?

Bananas are very rich in potassium, a very important mineral essential for heart health, blood pressure and muscle function. In addition, bananas also contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber and antioxidants, making it a very nutritious fruit.

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