Oh, for the love of the weather! I don’t know about you but around here it is cold today, hot tomorrow. This time of year in Texas it’s quite confusing. In my closet and in my kitchen. When it’s cold, I love to make soups and loads of baked goods. When the weather warms up, get ready for greens and lots of veggie dishes! I believe the rest of this weekend is going to be chilly so here’s what we’ll be snacking on.
My (easy peasy) Paleo Banana Bread is so moist and buttery you can’t even tell it’s gluten free, much less Paleo. I’ve played with the recipe several times, subbing in coconut flour for some of the almond flour. Coconut flour is a tad bit cheaper than almond, but also a tad bit more finicky. It’s a tricky flour to nail down but I’ll keep at it and share my results!
But for now, enjoy the all almond flour original and our family’s favorite of all of the Banana Breads tested.
Paleo Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup organic grade a maple syrup
1 TBL organic vanilla
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
(optional) 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Melt your coconut oil on low, be sure to put it aside as soon as it’s melted so it doesn’t get too hot and burn the flour. Line an 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, enough so that the paper is sticking up from each side of the pan. In a food processor, pulse your bananas until they become a smooth consistency. I, personally, prefer a few lumps. Add wet ingredients and process until smooth. Add dry ingredients and process until smooth. Scrape the sides of the processing bowl, if needed, to incorporate all dry ingredients. Stir in your walnuts if using them. Pour mixture into lined loaf pan. Pop into the oven for approximately 55 minutes. Check with a wooden skewer or knife at 50 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when your skewer comes out of the center clean. Wait to cool then devour!
We slather our bread with grass fed butter or a drizzle of honey or nothing at all, because it’s that yummy. Stay warm (or cool) this weekend!
In Love and Joy,