Grain Free Banana Bread

Grain Free Banana Bread

Paleo Banana BreadOne of my staple sweets was banana bread when I was in college and then living in New York City. The deli on First Ave that I lived above would actually give me their old bananas and butter to make them banana bread. I was used to having so many leftover brown bananas because I prefer them perfectly yellow-no brown. There is a small window of opportunity to eat a banana perfectly yellow so as you can imagine, there was always left over bananas.

Since going Gluten Free, this was not an issue because I could replace wheat flour with rice or even ground oats. Now that I am eating mostly Paleo (95% of the time), I was anxious to try this recipe grain free. My husband took half of it with him on a recent plane ride so I think it’s safe to say it’s good for the average palate.

Ingredients:

  • ½ c Coconut Flour
  • ½ c Almond Meal/Flour
  • 3-4 Tbsp Ground Toasted Flax Meal (the toasted has a nice “pie crust” flavor)
  • 3-4 Tbsp of Ground Walnuts (or another like Macadamia or Pecan)
  • 1 c Mashed Ripened Bananas (about 2 or 3)
  • ½ c Melted Grass Fed Organic Butter or Coconut Oil (or a combination)
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ c Honey
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Combine the wet ingredients first, add baking soda and spices add flours. Spray a bread pan with coconut oil or melted butter. Bake 350 for 45-50 min, checking to see if the middle is done and firm. You may need 5 minutes more or less, make sure to check it since every oven is different.

Authored by: JJ Flizanes

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more at Invisiblefitness.com or jjflizanes.com .

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