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Is it really the best banana bread of all time?
I know, I know.
That’s quite a bold statement.
But it really is delicious.
There are a lot of standard banana bread recipes out there. But to find one that is LBH-approved (that’s Lettuce Be Healthy-approved), turns out moist and taste like the real deal, is golden. And this recipe is definitely golden.
The natural sweetness comes from the bananas and coconut flour. Walnuts and pumpkin seeds add texture, while the coconut and almond flour adds to the higher protein content.
Here’s why it’s LBH-approved:
- Great for bread-lovers who cannot eat wheat or dairy
- Taste like “normal” bread
- Easy to make
- Easier to digest
- High protein, friendly carbs, and healthy fats
- Perfect snack or breakfast that does not fluctuate your blood sugar level
I must give credit to one of my favorite Instagram friends from Japan, @Tsuyoibrendo who introduced me to this amazing creation. I should really name it after him but I have a hard time pronouncing it. So for now it’s just referred to as the best banana bread of all time. Thanks T, you rock!
Did you know: Blanched almond meal flour is ground up almonds that are stripped from the outer skin? It is high in protein and dietary fiber, yet contains less carb content than white and wheat flour.
Coconut flour is also another favorite baking ingredient in my pantry. Again it’s not really flour but coconut that has been ground up into a really fine texture. It’s another awesome source of protein.
You can buy them at your local health foods store or on Amazon. The only brand that I prefer is Honeyville. It tends to yield a better texture.
So if you have some overly ripe bananas hanging around, make some of this bread.
Ingredients for Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3 ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
- 2 tbs raw honey
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large organic eggs
- Optional, but not really: toasted walnuts
Mash the bananas really well with a fork. Combine all the ingredients, and put it in a 9×9 bread pan. Pop them in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.
Everyone’s oven is different so make sure to keep an eye on it. You’ll know it’s done when you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean and dry.
Variations: This is the basic recipe you can sprinkle any type of nuts and seeds on top. Chia seeds will add extra omega 3’s and protein, while sunflower seeds will also give it a crunchy texture. I even dare you to be bolder and add in chocolate chips. As long as they’re dark chocolate chips, you’ll be fine.
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