The Best Grain Free Banana Bread

When we started getting ready for our wedding last year we decided to adopt a grain-free and sugar-free diet, very similar to the paleo diet. For six weeks we basically just ate meat, vegetables and Lara bars; it was boring but the results were great and I felt amazing! Well since our September wedding we have incorporated grains and sugars somewhat back into our diet. When we eat out we will eat grains and sugar but when I am cooking at home we eat 90% grain-free/ sugar-free.
My nephew stayed with us for a week this summer and when that nine-year-old is with me all he wants to do is cook, bake and watch the cooking channel! We decided that we wanted to take the rotting bananas and make some delicious banana bread for breakfast.
I looked through a hundred grain free banana bread recipes and couldn’t find one that didn’t have a ton of weird and hard to find ingredients in the recipe so I kind of adapted my own. Let me tell you the results were so moist and delicious, 10 out of 10 would recommend. This makes a relatively healthy banana bread but tastes like a delicious treat.
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Delicious, Moist, Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups mashed banana)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (If Paleo this can be substituted for Almond Butter)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • (Optional) dark chocolate chips- about 1/2 cup
  • (Optional) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine bananas, vanilla, and peanut butter; mix until well combined, will look creamy with a thick consistency. 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, and salt; mix again until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and 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.

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Paleo Banana Bread

I hope you enjoy this banana bread as much as my husband did! It’s a great thing to enjoy with your coffee in the morning or after dinner as a delicious dessert.

Happy Baking!

-Heather

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