Holiday Banana Loaf

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Christmas is officially in 24 days.. not that I’m counting or anything. The holidays this year have me so excited. With a our little one old enough to rip into gifts (and probably get more excited about the wrapping paper or the box) I am really looking forward to all of the Christmas cheer. Not only this, but children are great excuses for going completely overboard with Christmas decorations. Did I mention we already have our real Xmas tree shining bright in our little apartment?

On Sunday, we are off to one of our most treasured destinations for a family holiday. A quick little trip to Chalong, Thailand for a fitness and sunshine fix to get this month started off just right. I absolutely adore heading to this location. So much, in fact that it’s my 3rd trip this year. I wrote about it in my Ladies Long weekend here Phuket Fitness Holiday

So with all of the travel throughout these last months, we decided to stay at home in Hong Kong this Christmas and although it’s not quite the same being away from family, it IS very exciting avoiding airport traffic and baby jet lag on the pilgrimage home. So this year we get to enjoy more cool weather, babycinos, beautifully tacky HK Christmas lights and BONUS, I have time for more baking!

Favourite Babycino by Winstons Coffee

Inspired by the amazing PaleOMG, I decided to make this beautiful Holiday Bread today. It’s super moist, very filling, and as always requires very minimal baking skills (and only a blender)

Time to prepare: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats (Gluten Free)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp holiday spice (I found this one at Spice Box)

SpiceBox

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond butter

I used half of this jar

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbs powdered sugar (for topping)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
  • Line baking tin with baking paper
  • Place all of the ingredients (except for powdered sugar) in the blender. Mix well
  • Bake for approx 50-55 minutes or until you can poke with a toothpick and it comes out clean
  • Allow loaf to cool
  • Sift powdered sugar over the top for a snowflake finish

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