Tuesday

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread

For those who know me I don't spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. This banana bread is THAT good that I wanted to share it with everyone. Yesterday was Ben's birthday and I wanted to make him a cake that we could both eat without feeling too guilty. Guilty meaning no stomach pains and bloating afterwards. This banana bread / cake is made with Almond Flour.

Here are the ingredients. I found this on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet website but used less honey, more bananas, and added spices to make it a little healthier and tastier. Here is the recipe.

3 cups of Almond Flour
1/3 cup of honey
3 eggs
2-3 very ripe bananas
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon and nutmeg

Smash Bananas or put in a food processor. Mix all ingredients together unti smooth. Pour in a loaf pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes depending on your oven. If you pour in 3 mini loaf pans (which I did) then bake for only 40 minutes. It was moist and sweet. I loved it and have a hard time not eating so much of it. The calories are a bit higher due to the fat from the Almonds. But it's good fat and low carb! My stomach feels great. Besides, I don't count calories anyway.

17 comments:

Ben Miller said...

I have to agree with my wife. The little that I've tasted has been very good (it will probably be gone before I get to eat too much more).

Howie Brewer said...

Banana Bread is awesome, but you forgot one crucially important ingredient, the one ingredient that makes all banana breads irresistable... chocolate chips!

Ben Miller said...
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Ben Miller said...

Sounds like I should've married Howie?

fawn said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Roland said...

For the life of me, I can't remember how I found your blog, but I did. Now I'm doubly glad. This sounds great!

Howie Brewer said...

Sorry Ben, but it's my wife that makes our banana bread. I just enjoy the results of her hard work. I've come to learn, all things in moderation, and that includes chocolate chips.

Franz Snideman said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully Yoana will make this for me :)

Alisa said...

Can you grind your own almonds at home for this, or is there a store-bought one that is finer?

Lauren said...

Alisa,

You can definitely grind your own Almonds in a food processor. You can also purchase Almond Flour/ Meal at your local health food store. Some people with stomach issues need to make sure there are no skins on the Almonds so you would need to soak them over night.

Lauren said...

Howie,

I am sure chocolate chips would taste great. I would use pure dark chocolate chips though! 8-)

Lauren said...

Franz,

It is very good. It is easy enough for YOU to make as well! It's nice if you are trying to stay away from gluten and regular flours. I personally can't even tell the difference.

Kettlebell Lady said...

Sounds yummy...LOVE banana bread.

Mai said...

i just made this! thank you for posting the recipe. i have starch issues, so i hope this works out well. i really miss bread.

Angela said...

I used carob chips in place of chocolate chips. This was so good!

Jen said...

This is a fantastic recipe! I made muffins, 14 in all. I did the weight watchers points for these muffins and they are 6 pts a piece. I ate half;)

theresa said...

i've made this bread countless times -- i can't even remember how i found the recipe initially. but it's so delicious, moist, and SIMPLE. thank you!