150-170gramszucchiniapproximately - I use 1 medium zucchini
150gramsalmond flour- 1 and 1/2 cups
35gramscoconut flour- 5 tablespoons
2largebananasapproximately 180 grams of banana flesh - and as overripe as possible
3tbspmaple syrupor honey
2tspapple cider vinegaror lemon juice
1/2extrabananafor decorating the top of the loaf
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a small loaf tin (or you can use a cake tin) with baking paper. (For the loaf pictured I used a deep loaf tin which is approximately 17.5cm x 8.5cm measured at the base).
Place the almond flour, coconut flour, bicarb, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and combine so there are no lumps.
Grate the zucchini onto a tea towel or a few sheets of paper towel. Once it's all grated, wrap it up in the towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. Then add the zucchini to the flour mix.
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas to a purée. Add in the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice/vinegar and vanilla and whisk it all together.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mix and combine to form a thick batter. It should be quite thick, almost like a wet mousse in texture.
Scoop the mixture into your lined baking tin and smooth out evenly. If you're decorating it, thinly slice the extra half banana lengthways and gently press the slices across the top of the bread.
Bake the loaf for approximately 50 minutes to one hour, depending on your oven. The top should be dark brown and the loaf will feel just firm in the middle. Keep an eye on the bread; if it's darkening too much cover with foil and continue to bake until it feels firm enough in the centre.
Allow the cake to cool to room temperature before slicing. Store in the fridge for up to a week or freeze slices for a longer life.
*You can add a generous handful of chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to this loaf if you like! Stir them through the batter before you pop it into the tin. It's also lovely with extra spices in there - try 1 tsp of ground cardamom and a pinch of nutmeg.*If you make this recipe in a different shaped cake tin e.g. a round cake tin or a wider, larger loaf tin, you may need to adjust the baking time a little. It is likely to cook more quickly as the mixture will be more spread out.
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