The quickest, easiest and most delicious gluten-free banana bread you’ll ever make
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Want a super easy treat that uses up those ripening bananas on your counter? Try this recipe for Paleo Banana Bread. It bakes up soft, moist, fluffy, and sweet!
If you have a bunch of bananas sitting on your counter that are past the stage when they are good for eating just use them for this easy Paleo banana bread. As a kid my mom’s banana bread was heaven. It was moist and delicious; perfect spread with a thick layer of butter. She loved to make it when our friends came over or when we had brunch guests.
As you get older unfortunately, you start to realize that the snacks, treats and even dinners you had as a kid aren’t all too healthy. This is my solution a Paleo-fied version of her wheat-based recipe. I used coconut flour and arrowroot (both of which are available at most health food stores) instead of wheat flour.
This loaf is nut-free, grain-free, and contains no refined sugar. Eggs contribute a sizable amount of nutrients and protein. As an added bonus, coconut flour is full of fiber and is low in carbohydrates. But making this banana bread in a healthy way doesn’t make it any less easy to make. Just mash some bananas, mix in some eggs and few more ingredients, and bake! It’s a great alternative to my mom’s banana bread that hopefully even my children will serve to their own family! It really is the easiest and most satisfying snack
It takes just a few minutes to prep the batter for the oven. Set the timer, walk away, and when the timer beeps, you’ll have a beautiful loaf of healthy paleo banana bread. It is a great snack for all your friends and they won’t believe is gluten free! Even non-Paleo eaters won’t guess that this soft, fluffy, sweet bread is free of grains. Serve with some soft grass-fed butter or some fruit-sweetened jam for an extra-yummy snack.
So use up those ripe bananas and make a loaf of Paleo banana bread. It’s a delicious, healthy snack and will never leave you regretting your choice.
Coconut Flour Banana Bread
Serves: 1 loaf (8-10 slices)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
- 3 bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 3 T arrowroot starch
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1/4 t sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a 7.5” by 3.5” loaf pan with a bit of coconut oil.
3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas and mix in the eggs, honey, and coconut oil.
4. Add the coconut flour, arrowroot, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.
5. Transfer to prepared loaf pan.
6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the loaf comes out clean.
7. Let cool a bit, then remove from pan. Either let cool all the way and serve room temperature or chilled, or slice and serve warm.