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Banana & Feijoa Loaf – Gluten Free & Refined Sugar Free

Gluten free Banana & Feijoa Loaf - Refined sugar free & paleo.

Banana & Feijoa Loaf – This gluten free feijoa loaf is the perfect Autumn treat to sit down and enjoy a slice with a cuppa. It is light and moist with the natural sweetness of bananas giving a delicious contrast to the slight sharpness of the lovely feijoa.

This moist gluten free loaf is topped by sliced feijoas, a sweet cinnamon & honey glaze and sliced almonds.  It is gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free and is suitable for those following a paleo diet.

Banana & Feijoa Loaf - A delicious loaf that is naturally sweet, topped with honey glazed feijoa and almonds. Gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, paleo.

Feijoas are also commonly known as the pineapple guava. They have a distinctly tangy aromatic flavour which is accompanied by a hint of sweetness, this fruit is a favourite of many kiwi’s at this time of the year.

The feijoa season is very short which adds to their appeal ensuring we enjoy this delightful fruit while we can! We are very fortunate to have been given a bag of feijoas every week recently from generous friends with an abundant feijoa tree.

This has lead to all sorts of feijoa concoctions such as blitzing them for smoothies & juices, adding to porridge or dessert, making chutney and of course using in trusty old baking!

We have been enjoying some beautiful clear crisp autumn days which have been just perfect for strolls along the beach and seeking some cosy and warming food on returning home.

I find the pace of Autumn much slower than summer which can often be rather hectic. Summer is so often full of promise about all the things that you hope to do….  I’m all for making the most of summer, but it does come with a certain amount of pressure (only put on by oneself of course) to do lots of fun and summery things.

Holidays, camping trips, beach trips, BBQ’s, exercising outside, eating outdoors, picnics, swimming, bike rides, weekends away, catching up with family and friends and so on……it always takes me a while to come to terms with the fact that summer is over and I didn’t quite manage everything I wanted to. That is probably because my list is usually too large!

Autumn to me is a great time for slowing down, reflecting on the past year, the people in my life that are important to me, being grateful and for looking ahead to what I hope to achieve.

Love Food Nourish Nutrition Info at a glance:

  • Feijoas are a great source of vitamin C, they also are a source of dietary fibre, b vitamins, copper and magnesium.
  • Bananas are a great source of potassium and also contain vitamin C & vitamin B6, and the minerals magnesium, copper and manganese.
  • Almonds are a good source of biotin and vitamin’s B2 & E and also the minerals manganese, copper, calcium and magnesium.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, if you are interested in other recipes using feijoas then you may like to try my Chia Seed Porridge with Cinnamon Pears & Feijoas.

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Hope x

Serves 8-10

Banana & Feijoa Loaf – Gluten Free & Refined Sugar Free

A delicious gluten free loaf with banana, feijoa's and almonds.

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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5 based on 2 review(s)

Ingredients

    Loaf
  • 8 feijoas - 1/2 cup flesh mashed
  • 2 medium bananas - 1/2 cup mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbspn coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbspn honey
  • 2 tspn natural vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 Tbspn cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Topping
  • 4-5 feijoa's
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 Tbspn coconut oil
  • 1/2 Tbspn honey
  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/400°F
  2. Loaf
  3. Mash banana and the feijoa's with a fork and put aside in a bowl.
  4. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl until they triple in size - about 3 min.
  5. Add melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla essence to the whisked eggs.
  6. In another bowl sift the dry ingredients.
  7. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix through until all combined.
  8. Then add the mashed banana and feijoa's to the mixture and fold in gently.
  9. Pour into a prepared loaf tin. - Grease the loaf tin with coconut oil if you are using a silicone tin or use baking paper for a standard tin.
  10. Topping
  11. Peel the feijoa's and then slice into thin circles. Place the sliced feijoa's on top of the loaf mixture in the prepared tin.
  12. Place the sliced almonds on top of the feijoa's.
  13. Melt the coconut oil, honey and vanilla essence gently whisk together with a fork. Evenly spoon this syrup over the top of the loaf.
  14. Cover the loaf with tin foil and bake for 20 min, then remove foil and bake for another 20 min. Test with a toothpick or skewer - it should come out clean or with just a couple of crumbs.
  15. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Luci's Morsels
    May 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm First of all, thank you for the lesson on feijoa! This bread looks delicious and I am definitely thinking I need to try this recipe soon. I wish I could smell it. Thank you for sharing this! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 3, 2017 at 9:22 am Thank you so much Luci! I hope you enjoy it, let me know how you get on :)
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    Emily
    May 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm This bread looks so delicious and I love that it is gluten free! I need to get my hands on some feijoas!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 3, 2017 at 9:23 am Thank you Emily, I hope you manage to get your hands on some, I'm sure you will love it :)
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    Brian Jones
    May 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm I have never heard of Feijoa but they sound fabulous, although I reckon they will prove elusive here in rural Hungary ;)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 3, 2017 at 10:08 am Hi Brian! Yes feijoas are so tasty. Yes I'm not sure if you will find feijoas in rural Hungary unfortunately. Feijoas usually grow in warmer climates, they can also be called pineapple guava or guavasteen - so these can be other names to keep an eye out for. You could try substituting with pineapple or canned pineapple if fresh isn't available. Pineapple wouldn't give the loaf the same flavour as feijoas have quite a unique flavour, but could still work, although it would give the loaf an overall sweeter taste. If you try it I would love to hear how you get on :)
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    Platter Talk
    May 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm I don't know that I've ever seen or even heard of feijoas before. I wonder if they are available WI? I'd at least like to try one! any substitutes for them in this recipe?
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 3, 2017 at 9:59 am Hi! Yes feijoas are delicious! Unfortunately I am not sure if feijoa's are available in WI, we call them feijoas in New Zealand but they can also be called pineapple guava or guavasteen in other parts of the world, so those names may be something to keep a look out for. I haven't tried making this loaf with any other fruit but you could try substituting with pineapple (or canned pineapple with no added syrup - if pineapple isn't available) this would give the loaf a sweeter taste. As feijoas do have a very unique flavour any substitutes would make the loaf taste quite different than this recipe, but if you do try it I would love to hear how you get on :)
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    Deepika
    May 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm That loaf looks so delicious! We don't find feijoas here in India, so I am going to try this with pineapple :D
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 17, 2017 at 11:33 am Thanks so much for stopping by Deepika. Yes it should work well with pineapple although it will have a slightly different flavour, let me know how you get on :)

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