Chocolate Chip Paleo Banana Bread

Hello friends...it seems crazy to me that the last two posts I've done have been sweet recipes and not savory posts. I'm typically more of a savory food lover - but I've really been having fun experimenting with more baking. This recipe was inspired by the lovely whatcaiteate.com - I just added and changed up a few things to make it my own. When it comes to baking for me though I NEED to follow a recipe otherwise it usually turns out to be a disaster - so thank you Cait for the guidance here. 

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love banana bread. Depending on where you buy it or how you make it, it can be pretty sugar laden so be careful.  Luckily this recipe is so clean and has very little added sugar so you can eat it guilt free (in moderation of course). It's also incredibly moist (I know a lot of people hate that word, but i'm sorry it's just too fitting in this case). Also just to note I added a little extra dark chocolate chips to my loaf because I love me some dark chocolate. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

3 very ripe bananas

2 pasture raised organic eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup almond flour

2 tbsp coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 scoop vital proteins collagen peptides (optional - okay to omit if you don't have)

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup walnuts

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

coconut oil or avocado oil to oil your baking pan

HOW TO MAKE:

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and oiling your pan with coconut oil liberally so that the bread won't stick.

In a mixing bowl, mash your bananas very thoroughly then add your eggs and vanilla and whisk until everything is evenly combined. Next place all of the dry ingredients in a separate bow. Then slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient bowl - making sure to combine it all well so that there are no chunks. 

Lastly fold in your chocolate chips and walnuts. I love adding the walnuts for a little extra crunch but you can always use any other nut you prefer or omit the nuts if it's not your thing. Then place it in the center rack of the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Check the loaf around 35 minutes by placing a toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean - my oven takes a bit longer so it usually takes 40-45 minutes. Each oven is a little bit different so just watch and make your best judgement here.

Pictured below I LOVE to slather my slice of bread with some almond butter. Makes it feel rich, creamy and tastes more filling.