I tried this recipe the other day, and I was surprised by how close the texture was to regular banana bread. Now don’t get me wrong, you can tell there’s no sugar or flour, but it was actually pretty good.
There is no sweetener in the recipe besides the bananas. It doesn’t need any, but I’m sure you could add honey or pure maple syrup for a natural sweetener if you wanted. It’s best, in my opinion, warm with butter and honey.
Today, I had little hands helping me make this bread, so I could take photos along the way.
Here’s how to make this delicious Paleo Banana Bread:
Haven ready to mash some bananas.
Mash three bananas. I used our Kitchen Aid mixer, but a fork would work fine as well.
Melt half a stick of butter and add to mashed bananas.
Eden’s egg crackin’ skills on display.
Add 3 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla to bananas.
Mix almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, flax meal, powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt in separate bowl.
Sweet Miss Grace posing before she dives in to help.
Add dry ingredients to banana mixture.
precise pouring technique.
Mix until well blended.
Chop the pecans with all your might!
Eden posing with the pecans she just heartily chopped.
Add pecans to batter and mix.
Grease loaf pan. Make sure you spray the sides too, or bread will stick.
Evenly spread batter into pan.
Bake at 350 for 35-45 min, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
All my helpers posing for one last photo… Such cuties 🙂
Paleo Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 3 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 2 Tablespoons flax meal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350º. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with butter. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher or a large whisk. Mash them up really well. Whisk in the butter, eggs and vanilla, combining very well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients, except the pecans. Make sure you break up all the flours (coconut flour tends to be especially clumpy). Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula to combine. Stir in the pecans. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe taken from http://www.threedietsonedinner.com/2013/02/best-paleo-banana-bread-ever.html.