I have a (possibly) unhealthy obsession with bananas. As a kid, anytime I was playing with my brother and I got hurt, he would run to get my a banana and would tell me that bananas were magical and healed people. Yes, that's ridiculous, but I think it created some sort of placebo effect where bananas now make me feel better. I also happen to love the taste, so that helps. There's not much better than a perfect banana (thank you, Chiquita, for teaching me how to recognize perfection: "When they are flecked with brown and have a golden hue, bananas taste the best and are the...best for you!"). Granted, when it comes to baking, you want a little past perfect in your bananas - in fact, they can be downright brown and mushy.
If you're a banana fan, you'll love this banana bread - and bananas have natural sweetness, so they make easy tasty treats that aren't overloaded with bad sugars. Give this recipe a try - it's easy and tasty and it'll make you feel better!
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 Tbsps coconut oil (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 2 large bananas, mashed (I used 3 here because they were small bananas)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup walnuts (optional, chocolate chips, pecans, etc could be used instead)
Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper/nonstick foil (or grease with melted coconut oil). In a medium bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices, salt).
In a small bowl, mix together your wet ingredients (coconut oil, eggs, mashed bananas, maple syrup, vanilla).
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined (don't over mix or your bread might get tough). Stir in walnuts (or other nuts or chocolate chips).
Pour batter into your lined/greased pan and bake at 350F for 45 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Let cool for a few minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy a slice for breakfast or spoon a dollop of coconut whipped "cream" on top for a tasty dessert treat!