Uber Easy, Paleo-Friendly Banana Bread

Old faithful, banana bread…

No matter the season, and no matter the reason, banana bread is a crowd-pleaser– A true classic that probably elicits a fond memory. For me, banana bread makes me think of morning trips to the local coffee shop with my mom as a little girl (I was obsessed and would have a slice almost every coffee shop trip with mom… and mom loves her coffee trips). The good news is that because bananas are such a natural source of sweetness, you can deliciously make your banana bread by adding little to no sugar. While I’ve made some sinfully tasty banana breads in my day, I wanted an uber simplistic and healthy version– One that can be made if your baking cupboard is lacking and you’re craving something sweet and comforting without heaps of sugar.

This classic banana bread is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo friendly, and incredibly easySo although we’re knee deep into the pumpkin season, let’s not forget about the reliable, ever-delicious, and [this time] nutritious, banana bread.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 40 (ish) minutes
Total Time: 50 (ish) minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 C. of almond butter
  • 1/4 C. of melted coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 C. of almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C. walnuts (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 8″ x 4″ bread pan with parchment paper (or grease with your preferred non-stick spray)
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until some chunks remain
  3. Add almond butter, coconut oil, 3 eggs, and vanilla extract into banana mash
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients (minus the walnuts) until evenly mixed
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined (some banana chunks should remain)
  6. Gently fold in walnuts and pour mixture into bread pan
  7. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean

 

There are few things better than warming up a slice of banana bread on a Saturday morning with a slice of butter hosted by a warm cup of coffee. With this version of old faithful banana bread, you can have all of those things, guilt-free. Happy baking and happy memory-making with your new version of banana bread (: