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Blueberry and Banana Bread

blueberry and banana bread
My husband and I have been together for many years now. There have been a lot of Birthdays, a lot of Christmas’ and a lot of anniversaries. Consequently there have been many gifts exchanged.
My husband knows me well and always shops better for me than I can for myself. However, my all-time favourite gift did not cost him a cent. He gave it to me for Christmas the year he had been diagnosed with cancer. It was a rough year on so many levels and by Christmas we just wanted to be together and forget it all.
He played this song. I cried. I smiled. I felt overcome with gratitude. It was a perfect start to our day.
Since giving birth to our angel baby I have played this song over and over. It continues to comfort me, to give me hope, to keep my spirits up. I will never understand why this sensible, practical, strong and capable man loves me, but I am so glad that he does and I hope he never forgets how grateful I am for everything, for all that he has been and all that he continues to be.

You’ve been crying a long long spell

You’ve been drinking from the Devil’s own well

You’re just hanging on to your pride

Oh, hold on to me now

I’m on your side

I’m on your side when you think there’s no-one

I’m on your side when darkness falls

I’m on your side

All you gotta do is call

The trees on the shoreline are all fresh from the rain

The ship on the water’s heading for the main

Open your window, let the good air inside

You don’t always know when

There’s a change in the tide

I’m on your side when others turn on you

I’m on your side when your back’s to the wall

I’m on your side

All you gotta do is call

I’m on your side though you might not believe it

I’m on your side when the shit rains down

I’m on your side

I’m gonna stand your ground

Stand your ground

Call on me

All you gotta do is call

I’m on Your Side by Paul Kelly


Blueberry and Banana Bread

  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and halved (approximately 400 grams)
  • juice 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, soft or liquified (approximately 50 grams)
  • 2 cups blueberries (frozen is fine)
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F
  2. Grease and line your loaf tin with baking paper over-hanging the sides for easy removal. My tin measures 19.5cm x 9.5cm.

method 1 – bowl

  1. Place the bananas into a medium sized bowl and mash them well. Stir in the lemon juice. Sift in the flour, mix to combine. Add the eggs, mix to combine. Add the vanilla, salt and oil and mix to combine. Gently stir through the blueberries. Spoon the mixture into your prepared loaf tin and smooth over the top with the back of your spoon.
  2. Bake in the oven for 65 – 70 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before gently moving to a cooling rack. Allow to cool prior to cutting. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

method 2 – processor

  1. Place the bananas, lemon and oil into your processor and blend until smooth and well combined. Add the flour and mix to combine. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.Gently stir through the blueberries. Spoon the mixture into your prepared loaf tin and smooth over the top with the back of your spoon.
  2. Bake in the oven for 65 – 70 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before gently moving to a cooling rack. Allow to cool prior to cutting. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
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