Raw banana nut bread

Raw banana nut bread

I've been making a lot of raw food lately. Partly because it's easier on my digestive system, but mostly because my oven has decided to heat up to 500˚F any time it's switched to BAKE. Which poses a problem when you're a baker. And when you live on the top floor of a brick warehouse, with 20 foot ceilings. This place gets so hot I could probably instruct a bikram class in here. You know, if I was into torturing myself more than I do already.

Anyway, be sure you use very ripe bananas. If you use anything else, your "bread" will not have a strong banana flavor, nor will it be as sweet. I added oat groats to give it a better texture, but if you'd prefer to add additional nuts, knock yourself out. This would be delicious topped with some cashew cream and drizzled with a little date syrup, but usually I'm too lazy to jazz things up.

And yes, a new oven is being delivered sometime in the near future. Hurrah!

RAW BANANA NUT BREAD

2 cups raw almonds
1 1/4 cup raw walnuts, divided
1/2 cup oat groats
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
4-6 medjool dates
2 medium bananas, very ripe


In a food processor fitted with the S blade, blend the almonds, 1 cup of the walnut pieces, oat groats, cinnamon and salt into a fine meal; about 1-2 minutes. Add the dates and bananas; blend until the mixture forms a dough. Remove the S blade from the mixing bowl and mix in the remaining 1/4 cup of walnut pieces with a wooden spoon. Press dough into a loaf pan (or any size pan, really) then cover with plastic and freeze until ready to eat.

Yield: 8 2" cubes

32 comments:

  1. Yummy...I will make this. I love raw snacks..well I should say all raw food. I am having the same oven problem but mine is just dead; not working at all.

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  2. Oh! I love the cloth under your cake! :) Is it a tea towel?

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  3. Oh my gosh, I have got to try this... I love banana bread, but had never thought to make it raw. Great idea! :D

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  4. Fabulous - you are like the raw sweets Queen!

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  5. So scrumptious looking. I'm hooked on raw date nut desserts but hadn't thought to try with bananas too. A must-make me thinks...

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  6. i love banana nut bars in any shape or form, baked, raw! this looks fantastic!

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  7. Yay! I couldn't believe I can make banana nut bread without having to bake. Thanks so much for this recipe.

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  8. You are just rocking my world! This looks so delicious- and perfect for when you want something sweet but it's too hot to cook. Great recipe! :-)

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  9. chicka chicka wooooot! This looks kick ass, girl!

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  10. Brilliant! I am just getting interested in the raw lifestyle and this makes it sound delicious! ;)

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  11. My oven sucks too - hooray for RAW food!

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  12. I want to make this just because it would require me to buy "oat groats". It looks good and that ingredient just cracks me up!

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  13. Uh huh yeah! Love, love banana flavored treats and raw treats are always amazay!

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  14. Mother effing talented Ashlae. You blow me away, not only with your beauty and your AMAZING heart, but your mother effing talent in the kitchen. This might be one of my fav recipes of yours...

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    1. YEAH! I mother effin agree with this crazy mother effin lady! Best raw recipe e-v-e-r (tried it last night!)

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    2. You guys are mother effing sweet. Izz, I'm happy you liked it! And, Cara! It's damn good. And easy to make.

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    3. *You're* damn good and easy to make...

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  15. hey! i just found your blog on foodgawker! im obsessed :) i can't wait to try some of your recipes and follow along xxo em

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  16. I added a splash of my mom's secret banana bread weapon, Watkin's Vanilla Nut Extract, and that little touch took these over the top. If you can get your hands on this stuff, it will change your life. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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  17. this looks so good and easy too! i'll have to save it, thank you! and eek your oven scares me! haha
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  18. YUM!! Oh my gosh, i can't wait to try! thanks for the recipe!

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  19. oh sweet delicousness! b. bread is so one of my comfort foods in life! xoxo

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  20. I can't wait to try this! I love using dates to sweeten baked goodies, and in the hot summer months, a few no-bake recipes here and there are perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. This is just the recipe I needed! I have two VERY ripe bananas that need to be used. Thanks :)

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  22. Do you think one could incorporate irish moss/psyllium husk to get a fluffier "bread" consistency?

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    1. I have no idea. Sorry, Josh!

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  23. Munching away on it as I'm typing this. Its really so easy to make and yes it taste amazing! Didnt have oat groats so I used rolled oats instead, still tasted yummy :)

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    1. So happy to hear that, Valencia! Enjoy :)

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  24. Hey! This looks SO yummy! Any suggestions for what I could use instead of oat groats or any kind of oats? I'm super sensitive to gluten. Maybe just extra walnuts would be fine? Thanks :)

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    1. Oats are naturally gluten free, but sometimes they can become contaminated, as they're grown near other gluten-containing crops. Just make sure you get the ones that are certified gluten free. If those still bother you, you could use buckwheat groats.

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  25. this is great, will def give it a go! yet, I don't think I can get hold of oat groats where I live. would it make too much of a difference if I just used oats? second question: is this served best frozen? how about keeping it in the fridge? thanks!

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  26. This is fantastic and I could eat the lot in one go. My friends were amazed that it didn't contain flour or any other bad ingredients. Thank you.

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