Hemp hearts (also known as seeds) are rich in protein, healthy fatty acids and dietary fibre. They’re known as one of the healthiest seeds available, and have a mild, nutty flavour. How does one use them you ask? Our friend Sarah Henderson has created this moreish banana loaf featuring hemp, that’s simple and delicious for whipping up at home. Served warmed with lashings of nut butter and your favourite cuppa – yum!
Serves 12 // Prep time 15mins // Cook time 40mins
1 cup spelt flour
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup hemp hearts and extra for topping
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 ripe bananas mashed
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 170 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon.
In a blender add in eggs, bananas, milk and melted coconut oil and blend until bananas are fully broken down.
Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in chopped walnuts.
Pour mixture into a lined or silicone loaf tin and bake for 40-45mins until a knife comes out clean.
Allow to cool and then transfer to a wire rack.
Cut into slices and enjoy on its own or with your favourite nut butter.
Recipe created by Sarah Henderson