Grain free? Gluten free? No refined sugars ?(-Chocolate chips)
You gotta be kidding me. Let’s Get to work…
So I’ve been so pressed to make this recipe ever since I came upon it months ago (from Monique’s AmbitiousKitchen, i believe) You will never catch me peeling a banana to eat one day past it’s young, greenish yellow prime, so these “Grandpa nanners” which had been laying around my kitchen for the past 2 weeks were the Perfect candidates! and they did just the trick. (Oh btw,Whoever said “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number.” WAS NOT referring to bananas.) just sayin…
Over the past few months I’ve found that my body is very intolerant to certain “healthier” grains that I was finally becoming accustomed to and even enjoy. (Extremely Huge Sad Face) This lead to me being constantly bloated and unable to digest just about anything I ate then, ultimately a stunt in my weight loss. Now, with Being so close to my goal, I definitely didn’t want to lose all motivation, so I set out on the mission to go completely Gluten free so, when I saw “Gluten Free Favorite” I was SOLD!
The Almighty Almond butter herself… In all her crunchy, nutty goodness. Another one of my favorites. I couldn’t be more proud to peel back your plastic, open you up and get straight to business.
I have also become very familiar with using coconut flour this past year, when a friend shared a low-carb pancake recipe with me. I then went on using it in dishes that called for traditional flour. I have noticed the texture is very different from traditional flour. It’s More dense and a bit gritty, which I have no complaints… It also absorbs anything you add to it very well. Not to mention the beautiful, The Deep coconut aroma that just hugs your nose. (Forgive me I’m a little Coco crazy!)😁
With being in the middle of the moving process and my hand mixeralready boxed up, I just had to exercise a little extra wrist work though, I would recommend using a mixer to save yourself the hassle of mashing the baking soda/powder chunks to death.
Now, the recipe calls for a 8×4 or 9×5 loaf pan, so again, Instead of digging up my glass pan from my moving boxes I just picked up a few of these from my local supermarket. (Plus they come with that handy little plastic lid.) making clean up a breeze.
So without further agonizing ado and 35 minutes later straight out off the cooling rack, The finished product!!! (with a lil coconut almond milk)
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
- 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup almond butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a 8×4 inch or 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine bananas, vanilla and almond butter; mix until well combined, smooth and creamy.
- Add in eggs, one at a time and mix on medium speed until combined.
- With the mixer on medium-low speed, add in coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; mix again until just combined.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes, then carefully invert, remove bread from pan and place back on wire rack to cool completely.
- Cut into 12 slices and enjoy!
- You can add just about any other toppings/extras into the dish that you could think of. (Note that) it may change the nutritional values, but there’s plenty of healthy picks. “Blueberries, cherries, coconut shavings, nuts, ect.”
- I wouldn’t substitute too many ingredients in this recipe, though I wondered about how it might turn out with almond flour rather than coconut. I also opted for Almond extract only because I had just ran out of vanilla.(honestly couldn’t taste the difference)
Hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do! I think next go around I may add in some dried fruit or pecans/walnuts… Who knows, Maybe both.
Oh Believe me, there’s many more healthy recipes to come. Stay tuned.
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