I love how buckwheat tastes in cakes, muffins, and of course, in bread. So, I thought that you would love it as well!
This buckwheat banana bread has a perfect texture, taste and it’s so healthy.
The buckwheat banana bread is:
–Sugar-free. Instead of sugar, we are using ripe bananas and dates for the recipe.
–Dairy-free. Only plant-based ingredients.
–Gluten-free. Buckwheat is not wheat actually, despite its name. It’s 100% gluten-free.
–Egg-free. We’ll use chickpea flour instead of eggs.
-In short, it’s healthy and vegan.
I was inspired to make this recipe after the cacao and orange muffins that I made. The ingredients are more or less the same. The difference is that this time we are using a bread form instead of a muffin form.
Why buckwheat groats?
As you can see, this recipe has as the main ingredient buckwheat groats, not buckwheat flour. This is because I find that soaked buckwheat groats have less buckwheat taste, and the bread is much moister than if using buckwheat flour.
Moreover, soaked buckwheat groats are healthier, because they reduce elements that produce gas and boost the quality of nutrients.
Read more about the health of buckwheat here.
Please make sure to use raw buckwheat groats. Do not use brown ones, as they have a different taste.
How to store the buckwheat banana bread?
Store the banana bread at room temperature for up to 2 days. Cover it with a towel or paper to prevent it from drying.
Another option is to store it in the fridge for up to 4 days, just make sure to cover the bread with plastic wrap or place it in an air-tight container.
Freezing the buckwheat banana bread
If you want to freeze the bread, make sure it is completely cooled out.
Then, slice it and place it in a container, separating each slice with parchment paper.
You can also freeze it without slicing, I just find it easier to cut it first.
Thaw it at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
Ingredients for the buckwheat banana bread
- Buckwheat groats. Use green, raw buckwheat groats.
- Ripe banana.
- Dates. If you want your banana bread sweeter, add more dates.
- Cacao powder.
- Coconut oil. Alternatively, you could use another oil, such as avocado, olive oil.
- Chickpea flour. The flour will help the buckwheat banana bread to hold better. It can be replaced with regular flour or rice flour.
- Baking soda.
- Lemon juice. Or use apple cider vinegar.
How to make the vegan buckwheat banana bread?
- Soak the buckwheat overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Rinse the groats well and drain.
- In a blender, add the soaked buckwheat groats, banana, dates, cacao powder, melted coconut oil, salt, and chickpea flour. Blend for a couple of minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the baking soda and lemon juice. Stir.
- Transfer the batter into a bread form and add on top a banana (slice it in half and place the halves over top)
- Bake for about 40 minutes at 175 C/ 350 F.
- Let it cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
Buckwheat banana bread
- 1 ½ cups buckwheat groats (green, raw)
- 2 bananas (very ripe)
- 10 dates (add more if desired)
- 4 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (or another neutral oil)
- ⅕ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp chickpea flour (or another type of flour: rice, all-purpose, oat)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (or vinegar)
- 1 banana for topping
- Soak the buckwheat overnight or for at least 6 hours. Then, rinse and drain well.
- Add the buckwheat groats to a blender, along with the banana, dates, cacao powder, melted coconut oil, salt, and chickpea flour. Blend.
- Pour the buckwheat mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the baking soda and lemon juice and stir right after you see the bubbles.
- Transfer the batter into a bread form (make sure to put some parchment paper on top or some oil to prevent sticking).
- Slice a banana in halves and place it over the top of the bread batter.
- Bake for about 40 minutes on 175 C/350 F.
- Let it cool for 10-20 minutes before serving.
- Make sure to use raw buckwheat groats. The toasted ones have a different taste and smell.
- Baking soda is preferred over baking powder in this recipe (because lemon interacts well with baking soda and your banana bread will rise better than using baking powder). So, I advise you to use baking soda.
- You can add nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate chips to this recipe (not more than 1/3 cup)
Vegan buckwheat banana bread
Protein: 4% of your daily dose
Net Carbs: 16% of your daily dose
Fat: 5% of your daily dose
Fiber: 22% of your daily dose
Iron: 8% of your daily dose
Calcium: 1,7% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 1% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 5% of your daily dose
Folate: 6% of your daily dose
Potassium: 12% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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