Banana, Almond & Date Loaf: Delicious Everyday -Anna Gare


I am having a bit of a baking evening  – tonight I made Anna Gare’s gluten free, sugar free, dairy free Banana, Almond and Date Loaf  p. 183 .  My sister is visiting tomorrow so preparing a few home made treats. This is the second time I have made this loaf –  it is so yummy,healthy and easy to make – mix in the food processor. Coconut oil, shredded coconut, dates, bananas, nuts and almond meal, superb!   And it even looks as good as the loaf in the book.


Banana Almond & Date Loaf

Chocolate Bliss Bombs

My recipes are generally simple and flexible. I do not generally measure ingredients  for recipes that I am well versed in…or if I use a recipe I adapt to my own tastes/ingredients to hand. So with my Chocolate Bliss Bombs you can mix and match  or substitute for ingredients you have in your pantry.

Basic Chocolate Bliss Bomb Recipe:

2 cups mixed unsalted nuts ( not peanuts)  include almonds, walnuts, macadamias

6-8 dates ( soaked in hot water for a couple of hours)

2  – 3 tablespoons  cold pressed coconut oil

2 tablespoons cocoa butter ( if available)

4 tablespoons organic cocoa or Dutch processed Cocoa


Blitz in food processor .

ADD and Mix together

sesame  seeds

pumpkin seeds

chia seeds

1/2 cup LSA

and almond meal if the mix is too sticky.

Roll into balls , then into shredded coconut.

Place in fridge for a few hours to let flavours meld and balls to firm up.

Store in fridge.