Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hemp Banana Bread

Hemp seed contains a large dietary supplement of  omega 3's,  higher even than walnuts making it a great anti-inflammatory food.  Hemp seeds are regularly available at health food stores and has a very nutty flavour, very similar to sunflower seeds.

Hemp Banana Bread  - PRINTABLE RECIPE

2 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
1 1/4 cups whole grain flour (spelt, kamut etc.)
1/2 cup ground hemp seeds (hemp seed flour)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1/4 cup hemp Seed
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.   Grease and flour loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mix eggs, applesauce and sugar together until pale yellow. 

Add dry ingredients alternating with bananas to mixture. Mix at medium speed until well blended.  Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake 50-60 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean and dry.  Let cool in pan 20-30 minutes before turning out onto rack.

* hemp seed flour can be made by processing hemps seeds in a food processor until fine.

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