Cacao Paleo Banana Bread
Hearty paleo banana bread recipe, sugar-free and sweetened only with organic bananas from our Community Organics Boxes
This deliciously hearty yet soft and moist Paleo banana bread is made with no grains, dairy, and no added sugar. It's gluten-free, Paleo and sweetened only with bananas and perfect for breakfast or a snack with your favorite spread.
4 small/med very overripe bananas or 3 larger ones, mashed well
4 large eggs room temp
3 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled to almost room temp
1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup of cacao
1/2 cup of cacao nibs
1/2 cup of cooking cacao chocolate
Step 1: Whisk together all dry ingredients, cacao, nibs and chocolate and set aside. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees and line a medium loaf pan with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and mashed bananas, then vanilla and coconut oil until well combined.
Step 3: Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet (don’t use an electric mixer - you will overmix the batter and prevent it from rising properly) just until moistened and no visible flour remains.
Step 4: Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the loaf pan resting on a wire rack, then remove using the parchment paper to help you, slice and serve. Enjoy!