The Perfect Snack

There are some foods that I reckon are just great to have in the house. Often, especially when a little bored, I turn to my kitchen to satisfy what some people call ‘phantom hunger’. It’s that sort of “I’m not hungry but really feel like eating” kind of thing that I’m sure majority of people are very familiar with. Now I know that when this comes along the appropriate thing to do is ‘drink some water’ or ‘eat a couple of nuts’, but the thing is, when I feel like eating (even if it’s not ‘true’ hunger) I feel like something substantial and very very tasty.

Now in my opinion having banana bread around the house is the perfect way to tackle this kind of hunger. Its not too savoury and not too sweet, rather that perfect in between. Be wary though, it’s the kind of banana bread that you will continually take small slices from until you realise that you’ve probably eaten the equivalent to 4 normal pieces in one sitting.

Banana Bread:

4 ripe bananas

1/2 cup rice bran oil

1 cup almond meal

1/2 raw caster sugar

2 cups oat flour

1 cup wholemeal flour (can use white flour if you don’t have wholemeal)

2 tablespoons almond milk

6 teaspoons baking powder


Pulse the oats in Magic Bullet or food processor until it is the consistency of flour


Break the bananas in to small pieces and then mash


Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl


Mix in the banana and almond milk


Pour in the oil and stir until combined


Note: The mixture will be thick


Spread mixture out in to a lined loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes on 180C (or until cake tester comes out clean)



Served with mandarin infused water and dates


My helper in the kitchen today: Jay (my youngest brother), who was utterly confused as to why I was taking photos of some bananas in a bowl.


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