My Favorite Grain Free Banana Bread

10 Jan
I have been working on perfecting banana bread for a long time. I’ve made some decent ones before, but they weren’t quite like the real deal. You know, the kind you had when you were a kid. Rich, buttery, full-on banana flavor. Then I went Paleo on doctor’s orders and I thought for sure I would be kissing goodbye my chances of ever making that perfect banana bread, or any kind of bread for that matter. Turns out I was wrong, wrong, wrong. THANK GOODNESS!
Definitely the biggest misconception about eating Paleo or Primal is that it is restrictive; it actually means delicious nourishing food, all day every day. Sign me up! It just takes some time to get familiar with a new way of eating, that’s all. In my experience, eating this way has opened up a whole new door of delicious foods that I wasn’t eating before! And along with that…better health.
So go ahead and try out this recipe, my favorite banana bread yet, and feel good about eating it! In my case, I should feel really, really good seeing as I ate the entire loaf myself. :)
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My Favorite Grain Free Banana Bread
 
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A perfect side to eggs
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, spotted
  • 1 cup sifted coconut flour*
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter (or coconut oil), melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

*I buy my coconut flour from Wilderness Family Naturals and theirs seems to be already sifted; light and fluffy. If you use a different brand, you will want to sift it well, otherwise your bread will come out more dense.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Grease a loaf pan with butter or coconut oil and set aside
  3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl and add in the rest of the wet ingredients
  4. Combine dry ingredients in another
  5. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Make sure the coconut flour is mixed in well; I use an immersion blender with the whisk attachment on low speed for this
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan and set in oven
  7. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until top is a nice golden brown color
  8. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack
  9. Slice and spread with butter for ultimate deliciousness :)

-Kristi

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4 Responses to “My Favorite Grain Free Banana Bread”

  1. ranchcookie January 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Yumm! I am going to have to try this for sure it looks so yummy! I am gluten-free so this is AMAZING! :)

  2. Meg January 12, 2014 at 3:29 am #

    great recipe babe! i also love your new pic on the sidebar! love you – can’t wait to chat

  3. PNWRunner January 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I love banana bread! I haven’t tried using coconut flour yet though. I do enjoy experimenting with different banana bread recipes. I’ve tried wheat flour, regular, no sugar, adding walnuts, zucchini or chocolate chips.

  4. friendshipwithfitness January 27, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    This looks so delicious! will definitely have to try this!

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