Ah, bananas. When you’ve got too many of them, you either start making a lot of smoothies, or you make banana bread (or maybe banana bread muffins, yum!). But how to do it grain-free? Enter almond flour, the hero of the grain-free/gluten-free/primal baking community.
This morning, I decided to experiment. I wanted to make almond flour banana bread. I’ve not baked with almond flour before, and I’ve certainly never made almond flour banana bread before. I decided to adapt my old banana bread recipe, and boy was I surprised! I made the most incredibly moist, perfectly crumbed, tasty banana bread I’ve ever eaten. That’s why I’m sharing this recipe for almond flour banana bread with you!
Almond Flour Banana Bread
- 4 C. almond flour (where to find almond flour)
- 2 C. coconut flour (where to find coconut flour)
- 1 C. dark chocolate chips (where to find chocolate chips & cacao nibs)
- 1 tsp. sea salt (where to find real sea salt)
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/4 C. honey (where to find raw honey)
- 1/2 C. coconut oil (where to find coconut oil)
- 6 eggs (from pastured hens)
- 2 tbs. vanilla (where to find vanilla)
- 2 1/2 C. mashed bananas (approximately 5 small bananas)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients — almond flour, coconut flour, chocolate chips, salt, baking soda, & baking powder.
2. In a separate mixing blow, combine all wet ingredients — honey, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, & bananas.
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients thoroughly with a spoon. Transfer into two loaf pans or one bundt cake pan or 24 muffin tins. Cook at 350F. If using two loaf pans, cook for about 40 minutes. If using a bundt cake pan, cook for about 45-50 minutes. If using muffin tins, cook for about 25 minutes.
4. Remove cooking tins from oven, and let cool completely before removing from cooking tins and serving up this delicious almond flour banana bread to your family and friends. Freeze whatever you don’t think you’ll eat within a couple of days!
P.S. I used coconut flour because I didn’t have enough almond flour on hand. So, you decide! If you don’t have coconut flour, perhaps you want to experiment with all almond flour, or subbing in one of your other favorite gluten-free flours.
This post is participating in Real Food Wednesdays, hosted by Kelly The Kitchen Kop!