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Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread

One of my greatest pleasures in life is a morning treat like paleo and gluten free banana bread and a cup of coffee. Even though some paleo adherents don’t drink coffee, I adore it and still enjoy drinking it! (By the way, I’ve shared some great information here about the different types of paleo diets on my page, The Paleo Diet.) Especially when I’m on vacation or if it’s during the holidays and it’s nice and chilly outside, nothing says warmth and comfort like a hot cup of coffee and warm, healthy banana bread. Sometimes I like to spread butter or almond butter on it, or top it with some yummy Paleo Whipped Cream Coconut Alternative, but this recipe tastes great all on its own!

Here’s a hint: the key to this recipe is to use VERY, VERY ripe bananas. This is THE secret!

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Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread

  • Author: Tina Turbin

Description

The key to this recipe is to use VERY, VERY ripe bananas. This is THE secret!


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups grain-free flour of your choice (I prefer almond flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetener of your choice (including Erythritol or Stevia)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cups VERY, VERY ripe bananas–that is the key to this recipe!!!!
  • 1 cup milk or rice milk or almond milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice – walnuts are delicious!

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Mix all your dry ingredients together (not the nuts) in one larger bowl.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Mix all your wet ingredients in another bowl.
  5. Fold the wet into the dry until very well mixed.
  6. Once the batter is well mixed you may add the optional nuts by folding these in. Do not overmix.
  7. Evenly oil two loaf pans or glass cooking dishes with vegetable oil or coconut oil.
  8. Pour equal amounts of batter into each baking dish.
  9. Garnish with nuts if you prefer.
  10. Place in the center of your oven and bake for 20 minutes. You may need to bake the bread for a bit longer; it will all depend on your oven and baking dishes.
  11. Test doneness by touching the top. It will gently spring back and be soft and not “wet” in the middle. It is not necessary to do the knife test on this recipe.
  12. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

2 thoughts on “Paleo Banana Bread

  1. Tara

    I’m looking at the recipe for banana bread. The pic has this amazing looking topping on it but the recipe doesn’t call for anything of a topping sort. What did u do to loaf in the picture? It looks like some sort of creamy powdered sugar type, I want that topping!!

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    1. Tina Turbin Post author

      Hi Tara,

      Use coconut cream and honey or maple syrup and thicken slightly with potato starch (not flour) or arrowroot flour-but very little.

      If you do not mind sugar, you can use powdered sugar and water, but I do not use that unless I have to break down and make it for a request at some party. 🙂

      Enjoy!

      Tina

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