I used to think that I could not make things like banana bread and have them be good for you. Now I realize that I can and they still taste really really good. In fact, this banana bread is super moist, sweet, nutty, and wholesome thanks to the oats and nuts. I made sure to use very ripe bananas and I think that did the trick in regards to the sweetness. The idea for this recipe came from the Minimalist Baker and I myself can not take credit for it. I did make a few minor changes but not enough to really claim it for my own. This time I used walnuts – next time I am definitely adding in some chocolate chips for good measure. Try out this recipe..it is seriously good.
- 3 large (very) ripe bananas
- 1 egg or egg substitute
- 3 tablespoon grape seed oil or melted coconut oil
- ⅓ cup organic unrefined sugar
- ¼ cup packed organic brown sugar
- 3.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- ¾ cup almond or non-dairy milk
- 1¼ cup almond flour (same as almond meal)
- 1¼ cup gluten-free flour blend (I used King Author’s but any will do)
- 1¼ gluten-free rolled oats
- ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Mash bananas in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher until smooth and creamy. Add the egg, oil, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk and whisk until well combined.
- Next add in the almond flour, g-free flour blend, rolled oats, and nuts or chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
- Pour batter into loaf ban and bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Let it set for 5-10 minutes then gently move to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting.
- Serve with butter and honey! So good or slathered in almond butter. Also so good..
Yes, I used an egg in this recipe! I have started to integrate some eggs and animal products back into my diet for reasons that I will tell you about in another post. Mostly just eggs and some organic kefir. I find that eggs really help out gluten-free foods and I feel much better when I eat that way. I try to always buy the local, humanely raised eggs and they taste so much better than the conventional. I would love to have my own chickens someday but that is nowhere close to now! That is like in my retirement phase…oh man.
Stay warm and safe in the impending snow storm!
I have got big plans for food coming up..