I often talk about my love for buckwheat in my nutrition workshops, for many reasons. Buckwheat is gluten free, has a good protein content and is a great source of trace minerals and b vitamins, making it a wholesome food to include in your diet. A little known fact is that it is not a grain but a fruit. It is also associated with a multitude of health benefits... what's not to love? This delicious recipe for banana bread includes the goodness of buckwheat and the sweetness of banana and a little raw honey. It is super easy to whip up and is always a crowd pleaser. enjoy xx RECIPE: INGREDIENTS 1½ cups buckwheat flour

½ cup raw honey 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 bananas)
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 1 organic egg ½ cup plain (natural) yoghurt ¼ cup olive oil 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or 1 vanilla pod scraped 1 extra banana sliced lengthways for topping METHOD Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the buckwheat, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine Add the banana, ACV, egg, yoghurt, oil, honey and vanilla and mix to combine. Pour into a lightly greased and lined loaf tin (1.75-litre-capacity) and top with the remaining bananas. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked (test with a skewer) Serves 6–8. #recipes #familyfood #snacks #breakfast #glutenfree #baking #toddlerfood #buckwheat #banana #grainfree