I, like so many others, love a good banana bread. And as my hubby and I were going on holiday, I needed to use the (very) ripe bananas we had knocking around.
I wanted to make it gluten-free as well, as bread can, sometimes, make the both of us bloated. And with the fore coming week in bikini and boardies I thought I’d try and make it with coconut flour.
The result is a very moist, spongy banana bread. I’d almost be tempted to call it a cake because the coconut flour gives it a very cake-ish texture and the ripe bananas helps to make it as sweet as a cake – just without feeling guilty 🙂 Win!
Glutenfree banana bread with coconut flour
Healthy and glutenfree banana bread that tastes as good as a cake. It’s super moist and a winning combo is always banana and chocolate. I used 100% dark chocolate but you can use 70-85% if you prefer 🙂
- 4 small very ripe bananas (or 3 medium )
- 4 tbsp Peanut butter (or any nut butter will do)
- 2 eggs (room temperature )
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup oat milk (or your preferred milk)
- 1 bar dark chocolate (half for the batter, half on top.)
Preheat oven to 180 C. Brush the inside of the loaf pan with coconut oil.
In a big bowl, combine bananas, vanilla, oat milk and peanut butter, mix well until combined, smooth, and creamy.
Add in the eggs, one at a time.
Add coconut flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate (50 g chopped into chunks). Miix again until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20-60 minutes. Then carefully remove bread from pan and pour the melted chocolate on top. Let cool a bit before serving.
In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt half of the chocolate (25 g) slowly in the microwave. Stir often and careful not to burn it. When melted add the other 25 g Andy mix well until completely melted. Add the coconut oil.
Pour over the now cooled down banana bread èt voilá.
Feel free to add bonus ingredients such as walnuts, a nip cinnamon etc. You can also make a marble version where you divide the batter in two and add cocoa powder to half and then mix carefully. Test and try 🙂