The Guilt-Free Treat
Banana bread is one of those treats in my house that doesn’t last too long. Rarely does it make it through the night or require finding the right storage container. I don’t know if you ever do this but, a common practice that happens in our house consists of cutting just a small sliver off of a baked good to eat. This act must trigger something in our brains that makes us feel less guilty about eating an entire slice! You can stop that silly habit (it doesn’t save your diet if you are stopping by for a small sliver every 30 minutes) and try this guilt free banana bread recipe!
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By eliminating the gluten, processed oils, and sugar from this recipe, we have substituted natural ingredients that will not only taste amazing, but leave you feeling great! Of course, you can still add in your favorite ingredients like walnuts or chocolate chips. This recipe is very versatile and easy to make your own.
My toddler doesn’t like to eat much of anything most days, so adding in a few mini chocolate chips into the batter is a big crowd pleaser. When I do this, I use two mini loaf pans and divide the batter in half. I personally enjoy nuts in my banana bread so one loaf has chopped walnuts, and the other has chocolate! (cut off about 5-10 minutes of cook time with this method) It’s a win-win for the entire family.
Easy, Gluten-Free Banana Bread
- 3 Ripened Bananas
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ⅓ Cup Stevia
- 3 large Eggs
- ¼ Cup Coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and combine with mashed bananas. Mix in olive oil and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix together the almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and stevia.
- Combine the two mixtures together until well blended. (Add in chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chips if desired)
- Prepare loaf pan by coating with coconut oil to prevent sticking. Pour batter into loaf pan.
- Bake 45-60 minutes. Test by poking with a toothpick to determine doneness. (Toothpick will come out clean when baked fully)