Rhubarb Pistachio Loaf

This Rhubarb Pistachio Loaf is a deliciously healthy morsel to have with your afternoon coffee, or to put out at a morning tea with friends. Weight loss maintenance and an ongoing healthy lifestyle is about finding the balance of reintroducing your favourites but using your new-found habits and learnings to reshape these favourites into a more healthy, nutrient dense option. This loaf is packed with fibre and healthy fats from the nuts and coconut and is refined-sugar free.

Serves 12


2 ripe bananas, mashed

3 egg yolks (keep whites separate)

2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut thread

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp mixed spice

1 tsp baking powder

1¼ cups ground almonds

1/3 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts

1–2 stalks rhubarb, sliced 0.5cm (about 1 cup worth)


Preheat oven to 180°C.

  1. Make egg yolk mix. Combine bananas, egg yolks, honey/maple syrup, coconut, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Make egg white mix. In a medium, deep bowl beat eggs until just white and fluffy then fold through ground almonds gently.
  3. Combine mixtures. Add egg whites to bowl with egg yolk mix, along with pistachios and rhubarb. Gently fold to combine. Transfer mix to a lined loaf tin and bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool completely in tin before slicing.

Nutritional Info (per serve)

Energy (kJ): 628
 Energy (Cal): 150
 Carbohydrate (g): 11.1 
 Protein (g): 5.0
 Fat (g): 9.7
 Saturated Fat (g): 2.4
 Sugars (g): 8.7

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Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?

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