Banana bread with hemp-seed “butter”

Banana bread with hemp-seed “butter”

We know you love a good banana bread recipe, but have you tried this banana bread with hemp-seed “butter” yet?

Recipe, styling and photography by Hein van Tonder 

Banana bread with hemp-seed “butter”

Serves: Makes 1 loaf
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

  • BANANA BREAD

  • 285g cake flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • good pinch ground nutmeg
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 60g castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 85ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, halved lengthways
  • HEMP SEED “BUTTER”

  • 80g hemp hearts/seeds
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil + extra, if needed
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • maple syrup, to sweeten (optional)

Instructions

1

For the banana bread, preheat the oven to 180°C.

2

Grease and line a 20 x 12,5cm loaf tin with baking paper.

3

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and ground spices together into a mixing bowl. Set aside until needed.

4

Using an electric hand-held/stand mixer, cream the butter and castor sugar together until light and fluffy.

5

To the butter mixture, add the eggs, 4 overripe mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Add the flour mixture to the batter. Fold through until incorporated.

6

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin. Place the 2 halves of the ripe banana on top of the batter, gently pushing into it.

7

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaf, about 1 hour.

8

Remove from oven and leave in the tin to cool slightly. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

9

For the hemp seed “butter”, place all the ingredients in the bowl of a stick blender and mix on high speed until a thick butter is formed. Add a little more coconut oil for a smoother texture, if needed.

10

Taste and add more maple syrup to sweeten, if desired.

11

Serve alongside the freshly sliced banana bread.

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