As I was flipping through Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook Everyday Superfoods, which Walker gave me for Christmas last year, I came across a recipe for Earl Grey Banana Bread. I thought “OMG, what an amazing idea!” I love the Earl Grey flavour, as you might have noticed from my near-daily London Fog sippin‘, so I whipped up my own version with buckwheat flour and made it gluten-free.
This banana bread was super fluffy and moist, just like my previous recipe for Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Banana Bread. The hint of Earl Grey was such a lovely addition. I think this is my new favourite banana bread – and I’ve got quite a few on Joyous Health.
I normally add maple syrup or coconut sugar, but I decided to let the bananas shine in this recipe. I used some medjool dates as well to add natural sweetness. This loaf was the perfect level of sweetness.
Walker enjoyed it with some goat butter. Yes, I did just say “goat butter.” It’s delicious!! I slathered my slice with coconut butter. I broke the five-day raw food cleanse I’ve been doing, but it was worth it! Raw food cleanse or not, I must taste test my own recipes to make sure they’re good enough for my joyous readers. I made a similar recipe yesterday with quinoa flour and it was a total flop, as you might have seen on Snapchat. It is always a bummer when that happens because I don’t go cheap on ingredients even when I’m testing.
The ingredients are pretty much what you see in this photo. But for more detailed instructions, check out the recipe below.
Here’s the recipe. Do let me know in the comments section if you tried it!
*Dark buckwheat flour works fine too.
Be sure to use really good quality tea for this recipe. I used the Honest Leaf's organic Earl Grey tea.
I recommend you enjoy this banana bread with some good fat like almond butter, coconut butter or this goat butter. The good fat will turn this banana bread into more of a powersnack because good fats really help to balance your blood sugar. It was my first time trying goat butter and I absolutely loved it. Surprisingly, it wasn’t at all goat-y tasting – not that I would have minded because I love all things goat milk.
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Have a joyous rest of your week!