Delicious Healthy Banana Bread (with almond or coconut flour) nut free option

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2013 | No Comments

Yes. I am not a fan of flours. But. A cup and a half  (or less) of flour in a whole loaf of bread? hmmm I had to try… make sure you understand first what  phytic acid  levels in nuts, seeds, coconut and the regular consumption of flours. Another reason why I keep them to NONE  or soak my nuts and seeds or some grains before eating them. You could also soak your flour before eating it.

My kids love bananas. Who doesn’t? They are sweet enough that they make a perfect dessert or treat. My oldest daughter has been improving (speech and movement) rapidly the past couple of weeks. She has been following a strict GAPS diet and I had to cut down on her fruit consumption (due to her prone overgrowth of yeast). Not that she eats fruit everyday. In fact, she is not a fan of fruit but it is much better for her to follow a ketogenic approach and limit her intake of carbs.

Yesterday it was a big day for her. She passed her speech test and we are really proud of her. So to celebrate I had to come up with a recipe for something rather delicious that would make substantial amounts of food for the family and  simple to make.

Trust me. I suck at baking (and I think I have mentioned it many times) and this recipe is easy enough for the novice baker. It is also something I have never made and I plan to keep it as it is, for the rare occasion.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. This recipe contains no dairy or gluten. I made two versions since my youngest daughter is sensitive to almonds at the moment and instead used coconut flour.

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Delicious Healthy Banana Bread (with almond flour)

4 ripe bananas (make sure they are somewhat black, the blacker the sweeter it turns out)

1/4 cup of oil (I used olive oil but you can also use coconut oil or butter)

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

5 eggs

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 cinammon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp real salt

1 tsp vainilla extract

you can add 1/2 cup of walnuts or chocolate chips if you  are feeling like extra cheating!

 

Directions: 

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Mash the bananas until soft in a  large bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Mix well until there are no clumps.

If you want to add walnuts or raisins or chocolate you can fold them into the batter now

Grease a 5 x 10 or a loaf pan and pour the batter.

Bake for about 50 min or until you stick a toothpick or fork on top and it comes out clean. The bread will start turning brown so make sure you keep an eye on it.

Let it cool, take out of mold and cut!

Best served warm with a piece of grass fed butter or cold.

 

Delicious and Healthy Banana Bread with Coconut flour

3 ripe bananas

6 eggs

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup of oil (I used grass fed butter—kerry gold— in this one)

1 tsp baking soda

1tsp baking powder

1 tbs vanilla concentrate

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbs honey

1/2 cup of nuts or raisins (optional)

I made it without the nuts or the raisins.

 

Follow the directions above! just switch oven to 350 for 20 min or so

 

 

 

 

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