Banana Bread: Dairy + Gluten Free!
Hey friends! I just love baking. In particular, I love to bake yummy treats with hints of cinnamon, honey, and chocolate…lots and lots of chocolate. I wanted to share this divine banana bread recipe with you guys today. We recently made it and fell in love with the taste and texture. It’s very flavorful with just the right amount of sweet and savory and it’s surprisingly healthy too! Theo was a big fan, and since he has a dairy allergy, we made it work for him as well. I used coconut and almond flour, which are the only flours I keep stocked. When we did the Whole30, I got rid of everything that wasn’t approved and haven’t really looked back since. So, let’s get to the recipe shall we?
+ 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
+ 2 eggs at room temperature
+ 1/4 cup almond butter at room temperature
+ 1 tablespoon honey
+ 1/4 cup almond flour
+ 1/4 cup coconut flour
+ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
+ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
+ 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
+ 1/4 teaspoon salt
+ 1/2 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a 8×4 inch or 9×5 inch bread pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl of an electric mixer or food processor combine bananas, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, and 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil and mix well. Add eggs one at a time and mix on medium speed until combined. With the mixer on medium-low speed add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix again until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips gently. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and flatten/smooth the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Carefully invert, remove bread from pan and allow to cool completely on wire rack. Slice and enjoy!
+ For best results, use very ripe bananas with lots of brown spots.
+ You can substitute 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for the Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil, just add it in with the dry ingredients.
+ You could also add in a 1/2 cup of walnuts as well.
+ Make sure you’re using 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. I only use Young Living essential oils because they have a vitality line that are labeled specifically for dietary use.
If you’d like more information about essential oils, you can send me a message on my wellness IG account (@rosegoldwellness) or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to chat with you more and answer your questions!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my little family does. Take time to enjoy this yummy treat with the ones you love. Savor the bread, but obviously savor the time and memories with your tribe even more.
“Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him.” Psalm 34:8