Cinnamon Banana Bread With Chia Jam

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • For the banana bread:
  • Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a loaf tin with baking parchment and pour the mixture inches.
  • Whisk dry ingredients, then stir in all the wet ingredients using only ½ tbs maple syrup and mix until smooth. Alternatively throw everything into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Decorate the top with slices of excess banana and drizzle over the other ½ tablespoon of maple syrup to make a gloss.
  • Bake at 180ºC for 50 minutes.
  • Cool on a rack completely before turning out of the tin, slicing and eating.
  • *Tip - You could also top this with walnuts, goji berries, pumpkin seeds - or anything else that takes your fancy!*.
  • For the berry chia jam:
  • Mash the berries or blend them in a food processor.
  • Mix in the chia seeds,1 tbsp warm water and 1 teaspoon of the honey (and the vanilla extract and lemon juice, if using). Stir well to stop clumps forming or make it straight in the jar and shake to mix.
  • Keep the chia jam sealed in a jar in the fridge to set for at least an hour or until needed.
  • Taste and stir in a little more honey, if needed.