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I had a few overripe bananas onhand, and based on my “Essential Loaf” recipe, here's a yummy loaf that's full of goodness.


2 Tbsp chia seeds mixed with 6 Tbsp water

2 ripe bananas, mashed + 1 banana, sliced for top

1/2 cup walnuts

2 cups rolled oats

3 Tbsp psyllium husk

3 Tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 Tbsp coconut oil or light olive oil, melted

1 1/2 cup water


  • In a large bowl. combine all ingredients (with the exception of the banana used for slicing on top of the loaf). Let the mixture sit for 5-8 minutes until the

    liquid is all absorbed.

  • Pour the mixture into the loaf pan, spreading it out evenly and making a smooth, even surface on top. Slice the banana and gently press them into the surface. 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the loaf in the middle rack and bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack. 

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