So paleo is a term used frequently these days in dieting. Well, I’m not dieting, but I do try to limit processed and refined foods in my diet. I often search for paleo recipes when I want to bake. I’ve got one for zucchini bread using almond flour and one for chocolate chip cookies using the same. Flours made from natural fruits and nuts have a higher fiber content, lower carb value and are gluten free since they aren’t derived from wheat.
For this recipe you will use Coconut flour. Wal-Mart sells coconut flour, so don’t deter. You don’t need a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market to get coconut flour or almond flour.
Gather the ingredients:
3 ripe bananas smashed, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 c. almond butter (almond butter is also available at most grocers, but you can use peanut butter instead, though I don’t know if it will be paleo then), 2 eggs at room temperature, 1/2 c. coconut flour, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and baking soda, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips ( I was out of dark so I used semi-sweet)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray after you line it with parchment paper (or aluminum foil in my case)
Mash your banana’s
Then add the vanilla and almond butter, mix until creamy and smooth. Add eggs, one at a time mixing on medium speed until each is combined. Then add the flour, baking powder and soda and cinnamon; again, mix only until combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. You will really like this recipe, and it is so much healthier for you.
I have adapted this from the http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com website. Feel free to leave me a comment about this recipe, if you like it or not.