Gluten-free Sugar-free Banana Bread

Happy Saturday ya’ll!

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. We were at the fiancé’s parent’s house for dinner with his brother, niece, nephew, aunt and cousin. We sat on on the porch drinking gin and tonics (one of my new favorite drinks!) and snacking on homemade guacamole and onion dip. The always have great apps that usually include some kind of good cheese as well.

For dinner we had smoked pork shoulder with pesto rice (white rice with black beans and homemade pesto – my favorite!)) and red cabbage slaw. The rice and cabbage are common dishes around their place, but it’s not that often that they smoke a pork shoulder. Oh my goodness, was it amazing. I definitely had more than my fair share. For dessert we had homemade angel food cake with strawberries in the middle and raspberries and blueberries on top (for the 4th of course!). I was beyond stuffed by the time we left. But it was a good stuffed. :)

We ended up just coming back to our place and watching some of the fireworks out of our large floor to ceiling windows. They were lighting them off at Lake Calhoun, which is only about a mile from where we live. Maybe a little bit lame, but whatever. Honestly, I have been enjoying this relaxing weekend filled with golf, laying around, and visiting with loved ones.

Today we are headed out for some more golf with friends, and then over to another friend’s tonight to hopefully see a a different friend’s new baby! Is that confusing? Yep, I thought so. :)

But first, this banana bread.

Gluten Free Sugar Free Banana Bread I www.eatcleanwithkate.com

I was looking for a gluten-free banana bread, and came across a paleo recipe that looked good. Now I am by no means paleo, nor will I likely ever be. First off, I like carbs too much. And second, I also happen to like beans. A lot. Oh and forget not eating cheese. So, that’s likely not going to happen anytime soon ever.

I do like, however, like that the diet focuses on reducing processed and refined-sugar foods. And also poor-quality meats. No one, paleo or not, should be eating that stuff anyway.

So, this banana bread just happens to be paleo-friendly (although it does contain butter, and I thought that was off limits?) but more importantly it is gluten-free and sugar-free. What’s not to love about that?!

Oh and did I mention it is delicious? The fiancé even helped himself to a second slice this morning. And that my friends, is saying A LOT. 

Gluten Free Sugar Free Banana Bread

Adapted from Civilized Caveman Cooking.

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3 organic eggs, beaten

1/3 cup almond butter

3 TBSP organic butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 TBSP cinnamon

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In medium mixing bowl, combine bananas, eggs, almond butter, butter and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Add in flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Line a 9 x 5 baking tin with parchment paper (or grease) and pour in batter and spread evenly across.

Bake for 35-40 minutes (this will vary by oven) or until top is starting to brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.

When finished, remove from oven. Take banana bread out and let cool on cooling rack.

Slice and serve with butter and honey.

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Sugar Free Banana Bread I www.eatcleanwithkate.com Butter and honey, oh my!

Until next time…

Kate

P.s. – Feel free to drop me a line below, I love hearing from you!

Gluten-free Sugar-free Banana Bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
A delicious Banana Bread that is Gluten and Sugar-free. Great texture and much healthier than other versions!
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 organic eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • 3 TBSP organic butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ TBSP cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, combine bananas, eggs, almond butter, butter and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add in flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Line a 9 x 5 baking tin with parchment paper (or grease) and pour in batter and spread evenly across.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes (this will vary by oven) or until top is starting to brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. When finished, remove from oven. Take banana bread out and let cool on cooling rack.
  7. Slice and serve with butter and honey.
  8. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. lisamummymadeit says:

    I love pork too!! Pork cooked over a fire definitely has a certain earthy flavour to it….plus the cracking is awesome!

Leave a Reply