Banana bread is a classic comfort food. But because so many of the standard recipes fail to address particular dietary needs and food preferences, I decided to test out recipes for grain-free, no-added-sugar banana bread and the result is not your traditional sugar-loaded loaf. Instead, this healthy, quick bread is high in fiber, good fat, and protein. Almond meal, coconut flour, and potato starch replace grain-based flours while the banana provides a hint of sweetness without adding any refined sugar. Nutty, dense, and delicious! Topped with nut butter, a slice is great for a snack or on-the-go breakfast option.

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 small slices

 

 

INGREDIENTS

DRY

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp potato starch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

WET

  • 1½ Tbsp flax meal
  • 2 bananas
  • ⅓ cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Optional toppings: nut butter, coconut flakes

 

Team RESTORE recommends organic ingredients. If it’s labeled “organic,” that means the food is not genetically engineered or modified (“GMO”). If you are unable to source organic, we definitely recommend non-GMO. GMO foods are likely treated with herbicides, especially glyphosate, because they are engineered to resist it. (Glyphosate kills the weeds, but not the GMO crop.)

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 8×4-inch loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flax meal and 4 Tbsp water. Set aside to rest.
  4. Add the bananas, coconut milk, and vanilla to food processor. Blend ingredients together until even consistency.
  5. Then, add the flax mix to food processor and pulse a few times.
  6. Fold the wet mixture into the dry and stir to combine. It may look dry, but be careful not to overmix.
  7. Pour or scoop the batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cover with aluminum if starting to get too brown (each oven is different). Cool completely for 20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy with your favorite nut butter or a sprinkle of coconut flakes. Best eaten within 3 days.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Per Serving: (without optional toppings)
147 calories
8g total fat, 2g saturated fat
18g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 2g sugar
4g protein