February 8, 2012

coconutbanbread

Some things I really appreciate this week: new library books, the baby in bed with us on weekend mornings, getting things done while dinner bakes, no tv nights, and this banana bread. This, my friends, is my favorite coconut flour recipe to date. 

I had prepared myself that this loaf might not turn out like true banana bread... could I really swing an authentic banana bread on my special diet? I wasn't sure. But I had to go for it.

Happy to report, this banana bread is delightful. Most importantly, it's moist. And dense! It even has a glazey kind of crust on top. Mellow-sweet and cut into thick slices, it reminded me of pound cake. The coconut taste is barely there, and the cinnamon brings out the banana flavor without being intense. I usually prefer my banana bread cold (weird?) but you must eat this hot out of the oven. I fell in love. 

cocobananabread


Coconut Flour Banana Bread
adapted from Nourished and Nurtured
GAPS friendly, grain and gluten free

2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
6 eggs
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

Melt butter or coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly. Add the honey to the warm butter (or oil) and stir to combine. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk eggs until frothy with a hand mixer, about 1 minute. To the eggs, add salt, vanilla, and butter-honey mixture and mix well. Measure out coconut flour and, while holding a strainer over the bowl, add it to the wet ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined and there are no lumps. (while I normally skip sifting, coconut flour likes to clump, so I do take an extra minute to do it here.) Add mashed banana and cinnamon and mix well.

Pour batter into a generously greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour. Let cool for 10 minutes before sneaking a piece, if you can stand the wait. Enjoy warm from the oven with lots of butter. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

coconutflourbbread
  coconut flour banana bread, in my favorite loaf pan

and i haven't forgotten about all of you lovely wheat-eaters! here's a link to my favorite banana bread recipe with regular wheat flour :) it's delisch.

9 comments:

ceci said...

this recipe is killing me. i have to make it. thanks again for posting something irresistible.

Kaitlyn Luce said...

You are not the only one who likes banana bread cold. That's about the only way I'll take it. I just love it!

NicoleD said...

This sounds delicious! I'm sure the combination of coconut and banana is heavenly!

Liz said...

Summer! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm so excited to make this. I have been making the muffins that you recommended, but am looking forward to trying something else. Coconut flour is the best!

Chiara said...

I am sprouting lentils, pickling carrots and making kefir. I still haven't decided if I want to do the whole GAPS diet, but I started cutting down on grains and I feel a lot better already! Thanks for introducing me to it! And thanks for all the fun recipes you are sharing!

The Soul Anchor said...

This looks so easy! Mark my words, I'm making this very soon!

leslie.conner said...

that looks so delicious - thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I just made this recipe with coconut oil, and, unlike some other coconut flour recipes, mine looks just like the pictures! Tastes amazing, too :)

sonielikeasongbird said...

Thank you so much for this recipe!
I am making it now (just as soon as I type this out). I have 2 super ripe bananas and was thrilled that it would perfectly make this recipe. I was looking for a paleo banana bread recipe and the roasted root.net gave your recipe a good rave cause someone wanted to make banana bread with coconut flour and hers was with almond flour. So glad I found your recipe!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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