Banana Chia Slice

Banana Chia Slice

by: SweetLife

Banana Chia Slice is a great morning tea or afternoon snack idea. Not only do you get the health benefits of Chai and the great taste of Banana but this recipe is even better for you because it is sugar free. Why not make a batch of Banana Chia Slice for your next Mother’s Group or for the kids after school treat? Sugar free baking really is possible and it is delicious. Carolyn Hartz has just launched her new cookbook Sugar Free Baking ($29.95) with 60 amazing, delicious sugar free and gluten free recipes, which prove that giving up sugar does not mean giving up the sweet treats in life. Cook time: 30 minutes, Makes: 18 slices

INGREDIENTS

  • - Butter or oil, to grease
  • - 200g almond meal
  • - 50g arrowroot
  • - 30g flaxseed meal
  • - 30g chia seeds
  • - 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • - ½ teaspoon salt
  • - 60ml coconut oil, melted
  • - 30g Perfect Sweet® xylitol
  • - 2 x-large eggs
  • - 250g ripe mashed bananas (approx 2 large bananas)
  • - 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • - 125ml coconut milk
  • - powdered xylitol for dusting

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1)     Preheat oven to 150˚C/130˚C fan-forced. Brush an 18cm x 28cm slice tray with butter or oil to grease. Line with baking paper.
  • 2)     Mix the almond meal, arrowroot, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, bicarbonate soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • 3)     Use an electric beater to beat the coconut oil and xylitol in a separate bowl. Add the eggs and beat well on high speed. Add the mashed banana, vanilla and coconut milk and beat together on medium speed until combined.
  • 4)     Add to the almond mixture and whisk on medium speed to form a batter.
  • 5)     Pour the batter into the lined slice tray and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • 6)     Cool and cut into 18 slices.
  • 7)     Before serving dust with ground Perfect Sweet® xylitol and enjoy your Banana Chia Slice!

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