Everyone has a sweet tooth, and we all know the days where the choice between healthy eating and that one piece of cake ruin everything. Well, here’s another amazing recipe for the health conscious! Banana bread is conventionally quite high in calories but this healthier version is not only good for your diet but also extremely palatable. Coconuts are a healthy source of fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Further, it also helps to restore oxidative tissue damage. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and dietary fibre. Since bananas are also considered to increase your levels of serotonin (the mood-elevating brain transmitter), eating some banana bread might help in lifting your spirits after a long day of work or serve as an excellent start of the day!
Coconut Flour Banana Bread Recipe
- 4 bananas (the riper the better!)
- 3/4 cup of coconut flour
- 5 eggs (this recipe does require more eggs than normal because of the absorbent nature of the coconut flour, but it also adds more protein to each slice which is a pro!)
- ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
- baking soda (1 tsp)
- sea salt (1/4 tsp)
- Vanilla extract
- To make this recipe, preheat your over to 350F and line your baking tray (suggested size: 9 inches by 5 inches) with greaseproof paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas and add the coconut flour, eggs, coconut sugar (optional), cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla and salt.
- Whisk out the lumps to make a smooth batter.
- Pour the batter in the tray and bake for about 45-55 minutes till the centre of the loaf rises and is hard and firm to touch.
- Completely cool the bread before slicing and serve!
Tips & Tricks
- For your own little twist of flavour, you can add chocolate chips or peanut butter. It will definitely be a mouthwatering treat for both kids and adults!
- Also, try adding pecans, they not only add a great texture, but they also compliment the taste of the soft gooey bread with its crunch and nuttiness. They are a good value addition in terms of nutrition too. They are a powerhouse for multiple vitamins and minerals and in addition to that, they also reduce the risk of heart failure.
- It is traditionally a breakfast item but if served with a drizzle of maple syrup and ice cream, it can definitely be a nice evening snack or a desert.
- Since this recipe is all natural, it won’t be as sweet as the traditional banana bread, but you can add a healthy alternative sweetener like coconut sugar.
- Be careful to not substitute the coconut flour with another kind of flour because the end result may be too gooey or too hard. This recipe fits perfectly with coconut flour and changing the composition and experimenting is totally up to you!
- Since this bread is moist in texture, be sure to store it in an airtight container. Can’t promise if it will last long enough to store it though!
This recipe contains 12 servings and each serving contains 70 calories. It is high in potassium and has a good amount of vitamin B-6. This bread is gluten-free, oil-free and nut free! No artificial sweeteners make it even healthier. It’s high in protein and really easy to prepare at home.