I finally got around to trying another banana bread recipe. This one is amazingly healthy and amazingly yummy. I need to figure out how to properly store it, to preserve the just-baked texture, though. I'm noticing that gluten-free baked goods tend to change very quickly from something good to something grainy/crumbly/gummy. I also have to contend with high humidity, so I'm pretty clueless about what to do. Any suggestions?
So, here's the recipe. It may seem odd to you... soak the whole grain? Weird. Why? Because of phytates, and other anti-nutrients. You're probably not eating purely for the fun of it (although it should be fun, too), but to get something out of your food. For grains and seeds, that means soaking first.
Whole Grain Millet Banana Bread
Soak for 7 hours or over night: 1 1/3 C whole millet in 3/4 C of water + 2 T raw apple cider vinegar* and cover. Leave this mixture on the counter in a warm spot.
If you get busy you can refrigerate the mix and use it a day or two later if you need to.
After soaking, put the porridge into a blender that can crush ice.
1/3 C agave
1/4 C melted coconut oil
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
3 bananas, smashed (1 1/2 C)
1/2 t sea salt
Blend until smooth. You may need to add more liquid to this step. You need to see a vortex in the batter or it won't blend properly. Blending may take 1 to 3 minutes depending on your blender. I'm fairly sure the original recipe intended the bananas to be added whole. My blender couldn't handle that... and I had to fish them out, smash them with a fork, and stir them back in. This made me cranky.
When the mixture is smooth add and stir in: (I did this in the same container I'd soaked in, to make sure I got it mixed in well)
1/2 t of baking soda
1 1/2 t of baking powder
Preheat oven to 350. Bake in a well-greased pan for 1 hour, lowering the temp to 325 after 30 minutes, if the bread is already quite browned. Pan will be completely full, but that's ok, because the bread won't rise.
Cool in the pan for 10 - 20 minutes. Then finish cooling on a wire rack.