Pumpkin & Banana Loaf

Some of you may have already tried my chocolate banana loaf….This is a lovely modification to include pumpkin!

The result is a dense, moist gluten free loaf.


2 ripe bananas
398ml can pumpkin (no sugar added)
2 eggs
8 Tbsp maple syrup
6 Tbsp melted Coconut Oil
1 tsp vanilla

1 cup gluten free flour (Dove is great)
1 cup of ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt (Pink Himalayan Salt if possible)
1/2 cup good quality cocoa


Preheat oven to 180C.

Mash bananas in a bowl, then add eggs, can of pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil and mix with hand mixer.

Drop in flour, baking powder, salt & ground almonds. Mix with a wooden spoon or similar by hand. Be sure to mix only until all ingredients are combined. Your batter should look quite wet. Gluten free flour makes recipes a bit more dry so if batter looks dry add in a few more tablespoons of melted coconut oil.

Use two loaf tins for baking. Line with baking paper.

Bake for 50 minutes.  Check loaves with a knife to see if fully baked.  If knife has wet cake on it bake for 10 more minutes.

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Charlene Hutsebaut

Charlene Hutsebaut is a Canadian Personal Trainer and corporate wellness speaker working in London. Charlene wants to help you become the hero in your own healthy story! She was a Life Fitness - Top 10 Global Finalist in the Personal Trainers to Watch Competition 2015. Charlene was the only UK woman to make it and 1 of only 3 women in the top ten. She brings her passion for the outdoors to the core of her workouts. She aims to make wellness achievable for everyone, with or without a gym membership. Her love of fitness started early, at age 3, on her first pair of ice skates. Since then, she has completed degrees in Physical Education and Education as well as studying Athletic Therapy. She is a Stott Pilates instructor and has Functional Sports Nutrition Academy Levels 1 & 2. She has logged an impressive 15,000 PT hours in her 24 years of experience. Charlene’s training is a cutting edge fusion of pilates foundations, mind-body connection and traditional weight training. Charlene trains at the St. Pancras Hotel Spa, or outdoors, in Mother Nature’s gymnasium. When she isn’t training or making fitness videos, Charlene runs corporate workshops, and is the featured expert in Psychologies Life Labs and Monarch Airlines in-flight magazines.

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