Monday, December 3, 2012

Paleo Banana Bread


This weekend I had two things on my agenda: decorate for Christmas and try this recipe for Paleo (and gluten-free) Banana Bread.

I love the idea of baking bread, but since I'm trying to eat Paleo most of the time I don't like to keep massive amounts of delicious smelling carbs in the house. I hate to classify the way I eat as "low carb" because that conjures up images of Atkin's dieters eating hot dogs wrapped in bacon. But when you stop keeping bread and sugary cereal in the kitchen, it's amazing how fast you lose weight. Then when I do really crave bread I'll splurge on really GOOD bread like this.

The recipe is from a British blog, so I'm reposting this without those crazy Brit's measuring units. 

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups almond butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • handful chopped walnuts/raisins (optional)
  • coconut oil
  1. Pre-heat oven to 320 degrees.
  2. Grease bread tin with coconut oil
  3. Mash banana until completely smooth, mix with all other ingredients and stir in walnuts/raisins.
  4. Pour into bread tin.
  5. Bake for 35 mins.
  6. Let cool then transfer onto a cooling rack.
(Recipe from Primal Britain)

Once the banana bread was in the oven, it was time for Christmas music and decorating!
I want to leave this stuff up all year.
Meet my favorite new ornament, Fat Penguin with Glasses.

The bread tasted great, but it does have a slightly different consistency. Because I have a massive sweet tooth, I'm thinking I may chop up a dark chocolate bar and mix it in next time. 

Seriously, make this right now.


  1. Yum! I have all of these ingredients, so I wanna try!!!

  2. It's sooooo easy, you should try it!