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Tasty Tuesday: Banana Almond Bread

Let’s talk banana bread, okay? If you are fond of banana bread, this recipe is for YOU. If you don’t enjoy banana flavour, have no fear, as there is a second recipe that has no bananas, but has delicious sweet blueberries. I realized yesterday that I haven’t shared a tasty Tuesday recipe in a long time. Although I am still making new recipes every week, the thought of waiting for the right light to take a photo of my concoction prevents me from sharing recipes more often.

I am aware that my food photos are far from perfect (although at some point this will change :)), but I still want to show you what the food I make looks like. Just to give you an idea and to also give you a gentle push to make it yourself. When I make a recipe that others share, I like to see their photos, so I am assuming you want to see food photos too.

I have been wanting since forever to make a banana bread for my family. My in-laws are visiting and they are following the Paleo diet. As they don’t eat bananas, I decided to make a loaf with wild frozen blueberries for them and one with bananas for the rest of the family.

The blueberry bread is not sweet. If you want to make it a bit sweeter, add 6 tablespoons of maple syrup. You can also spread on top a frosting made with the creamy part of a can of coconut milk mixed with vanilla extract and a bit of maple syrup.

The banana bread is just mildly sweet. As with the blueberry almond bread, if you would like it a bit sweeter, make a frosting like the one above. Mix the creamy part of a can of coconut milk with vanilla extract and a bit of maple syrup.

I used my homemade vanilla extract that I have been “incubating” for the last 2 months. Delicious! If you are interested in knowing how to make your own vanilla extract I can share my method in one of my future posts.

Also, I forgot to add the walnuts to the batter of the banana bread, so I sprinkled them on top just before baking it.

My kids, my husband, and I liked both breads. My in-laws also liked their blueberry loaf.

I hope you will make at least one of these breads as I guarantee you won’t regret and your family will LOVE you even more 😉 As always, both recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Blueberry almond bread naturally sweetened with blueberries

Tasty Tuesday: Banana Almond Bread
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Blueberry Almond Bread Adapted from here
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, roughly chopped (with a food processor or by hand with a knife)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup (optional, if you prefer it a bit sweet)
  • ¼ cup + 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted on low temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a big bowl mix all the dry ingredients (almond flour, sea salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and walnuts).
  3. In a smaller bowl mix the wet ingredients (eggs, maple syrup (if using), coconut oil, and vanilla extract).
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
  5. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. If you are using frozen blueberries, the batter will turn purple, but it won’t change the taste.
  6. Pour the batter into an 8 x 8” oven-proof dish lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until lightly brown on the surface.
  8. Cool and slice.
  9. Enjoy!
Banana almond bread - the perfect snack for little hands
Tasty Tuesday: Banana Almond Bread
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Banana Almond Bread Adapted from here
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, roughly chopped (with a food processor or by hand with a knife)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup + 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted on low temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a big bowl mix all the dry ingredients (almond flour, sea salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and walnuts).
  3. In a smaller bowl mix the wet ingredients (eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract).
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
  5. Fold the mashed bananas into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into an 8 x 8 ”oven-proof dish lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until lightly brown on the surface.
  8. Cool and slice.
  9. Enjoy!
Do you have a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that you make for your family?

2016-10-19T08:29:29+00:00 By |Categories: Breakfast recipes, Dessert, Nutrition, Snack recipes, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |0 Comments

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Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child's nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

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