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In today’s recipe drop, expert nutritionist, Stefanie Valakas – The Dietologist – shares one of her favourite fall-to-winter warmer recipes – high-fibre banana bread. It’s packed full of fertility-friendly ingredients, plus that all-important fibre boost. Whether you’re TTC (trying to conceive) or not, it’s the perfect treat for a chilly afternoon in (or take it to-go on a frosty autumn walk).

Over to Stefanie –

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High-fibre banana bread recipe

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 50 min

Serves: ~10 slices

Fibre per slice: about 6 grams (one fifth of your daily requirement)

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled & mashed
  • 2 cups self-raising flour (wholemeal preferred)
  • 1/3 cup (70g) coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2-3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp ground linseed/almonds/sunflower seeds (whatever blend you can find in your supermarket – ground flax works well too!)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp psyllium husk (note, we also love this superstar psyllium husk supplement from Zita West, for a targeted soluble fibre boost alongside)

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C (fan) and line the base of a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, add sugar, walnuts, chia seeds, your nut/seed blend and psyllium husk, then stir to combine.
  3. Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and mashed banana, then gently fold until well combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the pan, and pop an extra banana sliced lengthways on top (for pretty presentation!)
  5. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Set aside to cool, then cut into slices to serve. I love this with fresh ricotta cheese and a drizzle of honey.    

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Hopefully this super-easy recipe has fuelled your appetite for some autumn baking. Regardless of our fertility goals, this ultra-hygge teatime loaf is one of our favourites. Delicious banana bread that’s packed full of fibre – what’s not to love? Give it a try and tag us in your creations on Insta.

About Fertility Dietitian & Nutritionis, Stefanie

Stefanie Valakas, is an Australian-based Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nutritionist & Director of The Dietologist, a private practice focused on nourishing growing families from conception.

She is passionate about using the latest nutrition science to help couples optimise their fertility and the health of their pregnancy and their babies. She has a particular interest in helping women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) get back a regular menstrual cycle and conceive. Today, she helps women and couples across Australia and the world, improve their health when trying to conceive, via face-to-face and virtual consultations.

Related Article – Fertility Nutrition – The 5 Biggest Myths Debunked by Expert Fertility Dietitian & Nutritionist Stefanie Valakas

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