Alright in all honesty, I could care less that this is gluten free, dairy free, and paleo...I don't need to be any of those things for health reasons, and I don't diet, but this recipe is sooooo good. And because it is all these things it is super healthy 🙌🏻!! For those that need or want to be GF, DF, or paleo, then this recipe is perfect!
I came across this recipe as my sister-in-law pinned it, and I wasn't sure about it as it has almond flour and what not, but I figured why not try? It's super healthy and I wanted a change from my regular banana bread. And wowzers 😍😍😍, am I glad I made it! If you love banana bread, (and who doesn't love chocolate?😆) then you will love this recipe.
- 2 bananas + 1/2 for topping (I never put any on top, I tried once and they got super soggy and gross!)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (I just used almond meal, it was all I could find! and it worked great!)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips works too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bread pan by oiling it with coconut oil (or whatever you have on hand).
Mash the bananas in a large bowl and then whisk in the eggs, almond butter, and coconut sugar.
Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and whisk until it’s combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips (if you want, save some of the chips for on top of the bread!).
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and if you want, sprinkle the rest of your chocolate chips on top, as well as the cut up banana if you decided to do so.
The recipe says to bake for 40 minutes, but I find it is about 45 or so before a toothpick comes out clean. Once baked, leave it in the pan to cool for 10 minutes or so, and then take it out to cool completely on a wire rack.
Do not be alarmed when you go to take it out and half of it stays in the pan! This bread is gluten free, so there is not really much keeping it together so it falls apart really easily. But not a problem at all because it tastes just the same!
As well, this bread is really moist so I highly recommend you leave it in the fridge if you want to eat it for a few days, or throw it in the freezer for later.
Well, another great healthy, and easy, recipe for all of you to try! Please let me know how it turned out, or if you made any changes to it! And if you have any requests on what you want me to bake next, let me know ;)