Grain Free Banana Bread

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November 30, 2012

This has been a huge hit in my house since I made it yesterday afternoon and got the approval of hubby (easy) and my 2 toddlers (not so easy!) ..... It's dairy free and grain free so should suit many of you! This is one of my very first blogged recipes and it has been altered over the years to be grain free instead of just gluten free but you can still use any gluten free flour in place of the arrowroot if you don't need it to be grain free.

I highly recommend keeping the almond meal though as that is what makes this bread so lovely and moist. Not a great lunchbox snack due to the nuts but a slice with lashings of butter for the kids (and your) afternoon tea doesn't sound too bad does it?  

 

Grain free banana bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tspn vanilla extract or powder
A generous pinch of himalayan salt
1 tspn baking powder
1/4 cup of coconut sugar (you can use rapadura sugar here as well)
2 large eggs (beaten)
3 large ripe bananas mashed
1 1/2 cup of almond meal
1/2 cup cup of true arrowroot flour*

*If you don't have arrowroot flour or you don't necessarily need to keep it grain free but would still like gluten free - you can also use 1 cup of almond flour and one cup of any gluten free flour.  I buy my arrowroot flour from Organics on a Budget.  

 

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Method

Super easy to make, all you do is pre heat oven to 180 degrees, line or oil a loaf tin.

Put all ingredients except arrowroot flour and almond meal in bowl. Stir together.

Then add the arrowroot flour and almond meal, stir again and pour in tin!

Leave to sit for 5-10 mins before putting in oven for about 35-40 minutes (check with your skewer, if it comes out clean and a little brown on top, your'e done!)

How easy is that? This is such a yummy and moist cake and could be put into muffin tins as well for individual portions! Serve warm with butter or cream enjoy on it's own!

*Tip - I have had someone make this and tell me that a handful of chopped dates were included and it was amazing! :)  

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Yours in Health,

 

Alisha x


10 Responses

Kerry
Kerry

March 07, 2015

This was great! I was out of gluten free flour so I used spelt flour

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

March 12, 2015

Glad you liked it Kerry! :)

Naughty Naturopath Mum
Naughty Naturopath Mum

September 23, 2013

celsius :)

Rebel
Rebel

March 28, 2014

Oh this is just heaven!!! I did add 4 medjool dates chopped up as well. Perfect on its on but even yummier with a spread of yummy organic butter. Thanks for sharing your recipe

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

March 31, 2014

Awesome, thanks for the feedback and I’m going to add dates next time too now! :)

Bestof2sisters
Bestof2sisters

September 17, 2013

Oh, yum! I love the sound of this!!

Tora
Tora

September 23, 2013

Looks yummmy. I have just made the mix (with honey insted of cocnut sugar)and it is resting now before it goes in the oven. When you say 180 degrees, do you mean Fahrenheit or celius?

Shell
Shell

December 01, 2012

Looks Yum, I’ll give it a try. We switch in Egg Replacer into things (egg allergic daughter), so always a bit of experimentation to find the baking that works best for us.

thenaughtynaturopathmum
thenaughtynaturopathmum

December 01, 2012

Hi Shell, yeah, I was off eggs whilst breastfeeding my sensitive son, found that egg replacer worked well when the recipe calls for just 1-2 eggs. Other than that it was a bit trickier! x

Amelia
Amelia

July 01, 2013

This was so delicious, thank you for the recipe! I made it in the Thermomix, and it was so quick and easy. Didn’t last long :)

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