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Paleo Banana Bread

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Sometimes you have to admit when you are great at something. I will admit I was great at making banana bread. I had a no-fail recipe that was perfect every time, and only made better with the addition of chocolate chips. The problem with it was that it was loaded with flour, Crisco, and sugar. Lots of sugar. Like a whole cup of sugar. But man was it good.

Enter paleo and no more banana bread. I tried a recipe once but it was so bland you would have never known it was full of bananas. I had just about given up. Yes, after only one recipe.

I am SO glad I decided to try banana bread again! The texture isn’t quite the same, but that’s to be expected, considering the lack of gluten here. But I can taste the bananas, and they aren’t masked by a crap-ton of sugar. And the next best part is that the batter can be made in the Blendtec. You know I’m a fan of that. No mixing, only one thing to clean, just toss it in and push a button. That’s my kind of recipe.

This bread also got the thumbs up from all 3 kids (well, the baby said “more” so I’m taking that as a sign) and they tend to be brutally honest so you know this is good. One thing to note, while I loved my gluten-filled banana bread straight out of the oven, I prefer this one cooled down a bit. It’s a texture thing. Cooling it down allows it time to firm up just a bit.

Paleo Banana Bread | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Banana Bread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee, or coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving flaps overhanging the edges.
  3. Place all ingredients in the Blendtec or other high-powered blender in the order listed. If you don't have a high-powered blender, put in a bowl and use a hand mixer or good, old-fashioned elbow grease.
  4. On the Blendtec, run the "Batter" cycle. Otherwise, blend/mix until well combined.
  5. Pour batter (it will be thick) into your prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
  6. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes
  7. **Some people have said it takes longer in their ovens. If you test it and it's still gooey inside, add another 10-20 minutes until it's cooked through.**
  8. Remove from the oven when a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 73mgSodium 188mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 4g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Carole

Monday 2nd of October 2017

This is very healthy but something is wrong with the recipe. This is more like banana pudding than bread. I cooked it for 45 minutes, still extremely jiggle and watery, back in for another 10 mins, then another, then another, I working up to 1-3/4 hours now and still almost liquid inside although outside is now firm. It need more almond or coconut flour or something of substance so you can hold it like a piece of banana bread instead of eating it with a soup spoon.

Daniele

Friday 24th of July 2015

Just wondering how many calories in this or in a slice?

Jessie

Saturday 31st of January 2015

I've made this so many times and each time I try something a little different and it's always yummy! This time I used Earth Balance coconut peanut butter instead of coconut butter. I also added carob chips, finely chopped Brazil nuts, and a taste of honey. Best version yet! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

katie

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

I have made this twice. First time I used a smaller loaf pan and had to cook it an extra 20 mins as it was too raw inside. I substituted coconut flour for tapioca flour and added a little honey. Taste is great. yes very moist. My only issue is it seems to collapse after you take it out of the oven. Gets quite thin. Not sure why it is not fuller. But taste is really good. I also added some dairy free gluten free dark chocolate chips. Yummy.

Carole

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I added the chips to mine also Katie and mine also collapsed. Back to the drawing board on this one.

Wendy

Sunday 7th of December 2014

So, so good! Thanks for posting. Its great to see a banana bread recipe without sugar in it. I put them in muffin tins and they were gone within a day.

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