I hope you enjoy this very healthy and delightful banana bread recipe using the wonderful walnut. It is a nut we do not use as often as a flour per se’, but I feel we should. I also give you the option to add chopped walnuts to the top, inside the batter or not at all. Try the recipe in whatever way strikes your fancy. As they say, variety is the spice of life. I have to agree.
- 1 cup walnut flour, finely ground
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons date sugar, finely ground
- 2 very ripe large bananas
- OPTIONAL TOPPING: ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Grease a glass loaf dish.
- Using a coffee grinder, grind the walnut flour until it’s very fine and looks like a flour as opposed to a “meal”.
- Grind the coconut sugar and chia seeds until super-fine.
- Place your walnut flour, coconut sugar, chia seeds, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in one bowl.
- Mix well.
- In another bowl combine the eggs, coconut oil, date sugar and ripe bananas.
- Blend all with a hand mixer for about 3-4 minutes.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Do not over mix.
- Optional: You may add chopped walnuts into your recipe now if you wish or on top.
- Pour into your greased baking dish.
- Bake time is 40-45 minutes.
- After 25 minutes of baking cover lightly with tin foil.
- Remove from oven and let cool on a baking rack for at least 15 minutes.