1.25.19
Healthy Banana Bread loaf

Adulting is hard. Banana bread is easy. Nothing brings us back to the simple comfort of childhood like a perfect loaf of homemade banana bread — and all the friends we’ve gifted this cozy yet clean version from the ladies of Sweet Laurel Bakery agree.

Why would anyone want to mess with such a magically classic recipe? Because this healthy banana bread is actually, dare we say, better than any traditional version we’ve had. The recipe comes from The Sweet Laurel cookbook by Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas. Like all of their gut-friendly baked goods, this loaf is grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free — but retains every bit of soul-nourishing goodness we’d expect.

Tasty and tender — with natural notes of caramel and bold banana flavor — this healthy banana bread is truly a dream come true. Most importantly, it all goes down in one bowl which means clean-up couldn’t be easier. The recipe below is good for two loaves; make one for yourself to enjoy immediately and freeze the other for later, or give it to someone you really really love.

Sweet Laurel’s “Fall In Love” Banana Bread
makes 2 loaves

Ingredients:

1 1/2 – 2 cups very ripe banana, mashed (approximately 4 – 6 bananas)
2 bananas, halved length-wise (for garnish)
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2/3  cup maple syrup
2 large eggs (vegan optional: sub flax or chia eggs)
2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp pink salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the mashed banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl with a hand whisk. Add almond flour, baking soda and salt. Blend batter together and add chocolate chips. Pour into 2 greased 9 x 5″ loaf pans. Gently lay the halved banana slices on top of the batter (this step is optional but really pretty!). Bake about 30-35 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool.


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  1. Where can I find the recipe?

    Judy | 01.27.2019 | Reply
  2. Found it – It hadn’t shown up when I asked

    Judy | 01.27.2019 | Reply
  3. Can u use brown rice flour if I have that instead? Of almond flour

    Jennifer | 01.29.2019 | Reply
  4. jennifer–you could, but you’d probably want to add a bit of water, as rice flour tends to soak up moisture. also, this recipe is paleo/grain-free, so that’s why they used almond flour. 🙂

    Firiel | 01.29.2019 | Reply
  5. would like to try this recipe and wondering about the size of the loaf pans. standard 9 x 5 ?

    jeanne | 01.31.2019 | Reply
  6. Has anyone tried baking banana bread with stevia or monk fruit? If so, any tips?

    Lohana | 02.02.2019 | Reply
  7. When I tried making this, the amount of batter seemed very small and definitely not enough to fill two standard-sized loaf pans. I baked it in one loaf pan, although this required increasing the baking time by about double. It was delicious, disappeared in less than a day in my house, and everyone was surprised that it was a GF recipe.

    Laura | 02.07.2019 | Reply
  8. P.S. I also omitted the chocolate chips and reduced the amount of maple syrup. It still retained a lot of sweetness just from the bananas.

    Laura | 02.07.2019 | Reply
  9. Decadent,moist, and sweet with a hint of coconut. I could have used one loaf pan as well.

    Lily | 02.11.2019 | Reply


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