Edible Gift Idea - Tropical Fruity Mini-Loaf Bread
Coconut, Cranberries, Bananas and more.
This recipe made 6 mini-loaves.
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1/2 tsp cinammon
3 large ripe bananas
4 Flax Eggs (1 tablespoon of Ground Flax + 3 tablespoons of Water)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Orange Zest
1 cup Fresh Cranberries
2 tbsp Chopped Walnuts
1/4 cup of sweetened shredded coconut for topping
Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Make the flax egg by combining 1 tablespoon of Ground Flax with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for about 5 min.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Mix together and break up any clumps of flour.
In a small bowl mash the bananas and then combine all the wet ingredients. Whisk well.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until fully incorporated.
Stir in the cranberries.
Divide the batter evenly into the 6 mini-loaf pans. Make sure to fill only 2/3 of the pan. There needs to be a bit of room for the dough to rise.
Smooth out the top. Sprinkle shredded coconut and chopped walnuts on top of each loaf.
Bake for 30 minutes. Test with a tooth-pick to ensure it's cooked all the way through.
Remove loaves from the oven. Let them cool down.
I left the loaves in the little cardboard pans for decorative gift giving purposes. I then put them into colorful Christmas treat bags.
Keep them stored in the fridge.