Fluffy Banana Bread with Chia Crust

My gran holds the keys to my family’s generation old banana bread recipe. Growing up, this was a staple in our household; perfect for breakfast, as a snack or with ice cream post dinner. Her recipe is so sweet and dense, yet at the same time light and fluffy to touch.

To honour my nan, I’ve kept the base of her recipe the same, but switched up some of the ingredients to ensure they are less refined! I like to think of it as my gran’s recipe, 2014 style.


Ingredients ( for one loaf );
4 tblspns chia seeds
3 bananas
3 tblspns yogurt ( i used dairy free coyo )
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 tspn baking powder
65ml coconut oil
2 eggs
50g coconut palm sugar
1 tspn cinnamon
4 tblspns maple syrup
200g any type of gluten free flour ( i used quinoa )


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Grease a bread tin with coconut oil
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl
  4. Mix together mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
  5. Fold the wet mixture into the dry one
  6. Pour batter into the baking tin and sprinkle the chia seeds over the top.
  7. Bake for about 50 mins


To serve, I LOVE it grilled and then slathered with almond butter, or even with extra CoYo.




Gilly x

This entry was published on November 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm. It’s filed under Breakfast, Indulge, Recipes, Snack and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Fluffy Banana Bread with Chia Crust

  1. Love the idea of chia crust – thanks for inspiration!

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