ANge's Two favourite Lockdown Loafs
Lockdown Baking? Yep, I am guilty as charged!
I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love cooking. And when we go into lockdown, it is something that helps me unwind, express creativity and spark joy in our house hold.
Thankfully I now also have an 18 month old who needs a constant supply of snacks, which gives me the perfect excuse to bake delicious treats more regularly.
Below are two of my favourite loafs I have on rotation at the moment. A classic twist on a apple cinnamon tea cake and dense protein packed banana bread.
1. Apple Oat Yogurt Loaf
This is a deliciously light and spicy loaf that will help you make the most of any unused apples in your fruit basket.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup apple puree
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1 grated carrot
- Preheat your oven to 180ºC, and lightly grease loaf pan or line it with a sheet of baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients, followed by oats, spices, salt and baking soda.
- Spoon in the flour and give it a few stirs before adding in the shredded carrot. Fold everything together gently until just combined.
- Spread into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
2. Coconut Banana Bread
- 5 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 2 tbs chopped walnuts or muesli
- Preheat over t0 160ºC and lightly grease loaf tin or line with baking paper.
- Whisk eggs, before adding mashed bananas and oil. Mix well.
- Combine coconut flour, sugar, baking powder and spices in a large bowl. Add banana mixture and combine.
- Pour into loaf tine and sprinkle with nuts or muesli.
- Bake for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.
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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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