Choc-Chip Banana Bread (FODMAP)

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These bad boys are the perfect pre-workout snack. You may be tempted to skip the kcals before you hit the gym, but don’t. Not eating before you hit the gym can result in low blood sugar and a less-than-satisfying workout. Correct fuel = better workout.

Bananas are the ideal pre-workout fuel. They are full of digestible carbs (energy) and potassium. Potassium is essential for muscle function and deficiencies can result in cramping. 1 banana contains 10% of your recommended daily intake.

Enjoy these straight out of the oven, with a dollop of greek yog or my personal favourite; smothered in crunchy PB and a good squeeze of maple syrup.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 12 Squares)

4-5 ripe bananas, mashed

185g buckwheat flour

35g protein powder (preferably un-flavoured)

2 tsp baking powder

75g coconut sugar

2 large eggs, whisked

60g cacao nibs

Optional: peanut butter, maple syrup


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Sieve together the buckwheat flour and protein powder into a large bowl. Add the coconut sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix together.

Stir in the mashed bananas, the eggs and cacao nibs until fully combined. Pour into a lined brownie tin and bake for 30-35 mins.

Let the banana bread cool before cutting into squares, storing in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

MACROS (1 Square)

Calories: 120kcal

Protein: 5.8g

Fat: 3.5g

Carbohydrates: 19g


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