This Easy Paleo Banana Bread is so moist and delicious! It make a wonderful treat for breakfast or a tasty after school snack for the kids. It can even be served up warm with a side of ice cream or topped with whipped cream for an evening dessert!
I had not baked banana bread in ages..until today! I had bought a bunch of bananas at the grocery store last Friday to take on our weekend ski trip. Then, I forgot them at home and of course they ripened up considerably over those few days. Ugh…I hate wasting food! As I was staring at the overly ripe fruit, I was trying to decide what to make. At first I was going to make my Banana Bread Overnight Oats Recipe, but then I didn’t want to have to wait a couple of hour to eat it! I was also in the mood for baking, so I thought about making Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I was out of chocolate chips and I didn’t feel like running to the store. So, that is when it hit me to make this Easy Paleo Banana Bread!
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What Ingredients are in the Paleo Banana Bread?
There are just 11 ingredients in this Easy Paleo Banana Bread recipe. You will need:
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Flour
- Tapioca Flour
- Baking Powder
- Sea Salt
Why Use Almond Flour?
Almond flour is minimally processed and made from ground almonds. This flour is low in calories and gluten-free making it a terrific substitute for regular flour. Almond flour is also very nutritious containing 35% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin E. It has become increasingly popular in baking and can typically be found in the organic or gluten-free foods section at the grocery store.
What is Tapioca Flour?
While almond flour has become quite common, some people may be unfamiliar with tapioca flour. Tapioca flour is made from the crushed pulp of cassava root. It is great to use in gluten-free baking as it helps create a crisp and chewy texture in baked goods. It can also replace cornstarch as a thickening agent. Tapioca flour can be found in the organic or gluten-free foods section at the grocery store. It may also be called Tapioca Starch instead of flour.
How do I Make the Banana Bread?
There are just a few simple steps to make this delicious, moist paleo friendly banana bread. Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Next, add bananas, eggs, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend together with hand mixer until smooth and fully combined. In another large bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt with a whisk.
Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until fully combined.
Stir in the chopped walnuts. Of course, if you are not a fan of nuts, just omit them! You could also use a different kind of nuts like pecans.
Pour the batter into a bread loaf pan lined with parchment paper or lightly grease the pan and dust it with flour.
Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let the bread cool for about 15 minutes on a wire rack before removing it from the pan. Slice loaf to your preference of thickness. Then, serve warm and enjoy!
How do I Serve the Paleo Banana Bread?
The banana bread can be served warm or cold depending on preference. It is delicious right out of the oven with a little butter or a dab of coconut oil. It makes a terrific after school snack for kids or it can be eaten as a breakfast treat on a busy morning! If you are looking for a dessert and you are not on the paleo diet, serve it up with a side of ice cream or top it with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and whipped cream!
Can I Omit the Nuts or Use Something Different?
Yes, absolutely! As I mentioned above, if you are not a fan of nuts, just omit them. If you do not like walnuts, give pecans a try in the bread!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
- In a large mixing bowl combine bananas, eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Mix until smooth and fully combined.
- In another large bowl mix almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until fully combined.
- Stir in the chopped walnuts.
- Pour the batter into a bread loaf pan lined with parchment or greased and lightly dusted with flour. Spread the batter evenly in the pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven, let the bread cool for 15 minutes in the pan on a wire cooling rack.
- Remove from pan and slice to your desired thickness. The nutrition information below is based on 10 slices. Serve warm and enjoy!
So Tell Me…
Have you ever made a paleo friendly banana bread? Do you ever use coconut oil for baking? Are you a fan of banana bread with or without nuts? Do you like banana bread by itself or do you serve it up with butter or whipped cream?
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