Buckwheat Banana Bread

A lovely, sugar free banana bread, perfect for a healthy, nutritious snack.

Buckwheat Banana BreadI don’t use artificial sweeteners, and I certainly don’t let my children consume Aspartame. The problem with anything ‘sugar free’ or ‘free from’ is that to replace the sugar, they usually put a list of chemicals in it’s place. When that’s the case, I’d rather just have the sugar.

A great substitute for sugar in baking, is dates. Pureed with just a little water to help the machine, I often replace date puree for sugar at a one for one ratio. Try it, and see what you think!

Despite the ‘wheat’ in the name buckwheat, there is no wheat in it – it’s entirely wheat free. The consistency is a little different than normal flour and it may take a little getting used to, but it’s entirely worth it!


Buckwheat Banana Bread
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Buckwheat and bananas? yum, yum, yum, and guilt free too, with it's sugar-free and gluten free ingredients.
Recipe type: Muffins, snacks,
Serves: 50
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cups buckwheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅓ cup date puree (1/3 cup dates, covered with hot water and blended)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger spices
  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. Whip the bananas until they are smooth and airy.
  3. Add the date puree, egg, vanilla, spices and butter to the bananas.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and pour into a cake or muffin pan
  6. Bake at 180C or 350F for about 30 minutes for cupcakes, 40-45mins for bread or cake
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