Coconut Flour Banana Nut Bread


Coconut Flour Banana Nut Bread

What do you do with your bananas when they get too ripe to eat?  Usually I cut mine up and freeze them to add to protein shakes or chia pudding.  Today however I was in the mood to do a little baking…soooo banana bread it was!  This bread is nothing fancy and by no means time consuming, but it is super moist and yummy (especially right out of the oven or warmed up later in the microwave).  

Note:  Remember that healthier treats are still treats and do not give you a free pass to eat more of them.  I find that sharing them with neighbors/coworkers or freezing them in portion sizes is a good solution.

 

Ingredients (about 12 slices)

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour or arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips (Lily’s or Enjoy Life are both good)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with a little coconut oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas.  Add in the eggs, oil and honey and mix well.  Electric beater works best.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.  Option to whisk dry ingredients together in a separate bowl before adding.  This will ensure they are well incorporated and eliminate any small lumps.
  5. Fold in walnuts and mini chips.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes.  Done when inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Note:  Check after 35-40 minutes.  Mine got a little too brown and that was after 40 minutes.

 

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