Updated: May 12
Easy, delicious, and nourishing. This banana bread has the texture and taste of the typical banana bread you love, but is made with almond flour and ground flaxseed for some healthy protein, fat and fiber and ditches the added sugar that causes a blood sugar roller coaster. The natural sugars in the banana are all you're used to a low sugar diet, but if not you may want to add a bit of honey to for sweetness. As you make it again in the future, keep trying to reduce the amount of honey you add. Remember, the less sugar you eat, the more you'll be able to detect natural sweetness in fruits. Pro tip: when done, slice into 1-inch thick portions and freeze so you always have a healthy choice for a sweet treat available.
2 medium, ripe bananas
1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 and 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp honey (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips or coarsely chopped dark chocolate bar*
*I like Lily's brand for sugar free chocolate chips or Hu chocolate bars (made with organic coconut sugar for something a bit sweeter).
Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F.
In a bowl mash the bananas. Add eggs, oil, and honey if using. Mix until combined.
The add your dry ingredients- almond flour, flax seeds, baking soda, and mix until combined.
Toss in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
Spray/grease a loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper and pour the batter in.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Use a toothpick to test when it's ready, Stick it in the middle of the pan and if it comes out clean then it's done. If making in a muffins tin, bake for 15-20 minutes and then test.