Paleo Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

You know I like a banana bread – in fact I have said before that it is one of my favourite sweet treats. There is nothing quite like it, especially when it has chocolate chips in…

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The recipe I am sharing today is a paleo chocolate chip banana bread made with coconut flour and although it doesn’t rise quite as much as a normal banana bread, thus making it a little denser, it is still absolutely scrumptious.

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I made this one Sunday afternoon and couldn’t help but taking a slice to work with me every day until I finished it (aka it only lasted a few days!) On its own, or served with a little nut butter, I will definitely be making this healthy alternative again!

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Be careful when you bake this banana bread that you are careful with the chocolate on top as it can very easily burn. I perhaps left this in a minute too long (although it didn’t damage the taste!)

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Ingredients:

1 ¼ cups mashed banana (about 3 medium ripe bananas)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup almond butter
2 eggs (at room temp)
½ cup coconut flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup chocolate chips

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Method:

– Preheat oven to 180°C fan. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and grease with a little butter or oil.

– Put the mashed banana, vanilla and almond butter in a bowl and mix with an electric whisk until smooth and creamy.

– Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until combined.

– Put the electric whisk on low-medium speed and add in the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt – mix until just combined.

– Gently fold in the chocolate chips, saving a few for scattering on top.

– Pour mixture into the loaf tin and smooth the top, add on the few remaining chocolate chips.

– Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and it is golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

– Remove from the tin and cut into slices.

Enjoy!

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IH xo

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