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Dreaming of…

Last Sunday, on our trip home from some really fun mountain biking, we were all dreaming of what we would eat (we were starved!) and someone came up with banana bread. Yum! Scott said he’d take George to his afternoon dog training class if I baked some. Done!

They turned out great , super dense, and very similiar texture to the old school banana bread.  I didn’t actually have a loaf pan so I put them in a  muffin tin lined with paper.   While they worked out fine, I think because they were “muffins”, we expected them to be light and fluffy.  So, for the sake of setting expectations, I would use a loaf pan in the future.  But regardless, they were still yummy, super satisfying, and very filling!!

Here is what you need for your Banana Bread:

  • 1 cup almond
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (or almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp  cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)
We used walnuts and I thought that was a great addition. I did also use some dark chocolate chips on a few for my chocolate loving husband and of course, those were good too!

You know a banana is really ripe when it falls off of the stem.  These were just perfect for the bread…

Here’s what you need to do:

1.  Preheat oven to 350.

2.  Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

3.  In a larger bowl, mix wet ingredients together and blend well.  I used my hand mixer to make sure the banana mixed up nice and smooth.

4.  Now, mix up all of the ingredients together. The dough will be thick so be sure to smooth the top of your loaf.

5.  Grease 2 small loaf pans (5 3/4 x 3 1/2) and cook for 35 min.  If you do muffin pans, cook for about 15-20 minutes checking with a butter knife.


The kids were super excited to help so I basically let them do all the work.  They’ve gotten really good from cracking eggs, to measuring and mixing, to making a huge mess!

What is it about boys and sticking out their tongue when trying to concentrate??  Do yours to that? Do girls ever do that?  So odd…

So someone was asking the other day if my kids ever get sick of being in pictures.  I was practically bragging saying, “oh, they’re so use to it”…whatever! Tate felt like he was done having his picture taken, so he hopped off his chair and hid. So then, when I asked him “how are people going to know that you ate and actually liked the bread?”, he did this….

I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did!


  • Lindsey - Thanks for the easy & healthy recipe! I always have extra ripe bananas. Can’t wait to make these!ReplyCancel

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