Monday, July 7, 2014

Paleo Banana Nut Bread + A Giveaway


I love banana bread!  It is such a good way to use up over ripe bananas, and sometimes I let mine get extra ripe so I have an excuse to make banana bread.  In my 30 Day Paleo Re-set Group on Facebook, one of the members posted this recipe and I am so glad she did!  The original recipe can be found at Beauty and the Foodie.  I will re-post it for you here.  Stacey (the creator of this marvelous bread) made it with coconut flour (I used almond meal/flour) and even gives you a recipe for a chocolate sauce topping, which I didn't make, but it does look yummy!  Today I made 2 loaves one with chocolate chips and one without, my hubby didn't like the chocolate chips with breakfast (what?!?  I can eat chocolate anytime!).  They are moist and just sweet enough and the walnuts I added give it a good crunch.  This is such a yummy recipe that you won't even believe that it is grain free.  Go ahead and let those bananas ripen so you have an excuse to make this bread...soon!

Paleo Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Bread
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ Tbsp almond butter, melted (heat a little so it stir in easier)
  • 2½ Tbsp maple syrup or honey.
  • ½ Tsp baking Soda +1 tsp apple cider vinegar, mixed in a separate pinch bowl (it will be fizzy).
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt.
  • ½ Cup Almond flour
  • ⅓ cup Dark chocolate chips that are soy free, gluten free & dairy free, I use this brand 
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350, and butter or oil a loaf pan.
  2. In large bowl combine all wet ingredients together : 3 Eggs, 2 mashed bananas, 2½ tbsp melted Coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2½ tbsp melted almond butter, and baking soda apple cider vinegar mixture. Mix together well.
  3. Add almond flour and sea salt to the mixture and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add Chocolate chips and walnuts, mix well
  5. Spoon and spread batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out of center of loaf clean.
This is seriously a wonderful recipe, if you do make it head over to The Beauty and the Foodie to let Stacey how you like it.  Be sure to come back and let me know too!

Giveaway Time!!

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Weekly weight training and cardio workouts
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Workouts can be done at home or in a gym
- See more at: http://www.onfirefitnesspt.com/p/fitness-nutrition-programs.html#sthash.p5ACqaoY.dpuf
The giveaway will run for the whole month of July and you can come back and enter daily.  Good Luck!



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30 comments:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  2. Definitely trying this recipe out!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! That is great, let me know how you like it!

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  3. Yum, definitely need to make this recipe!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! It is so yummy. I love to warm it up in a pan with some butter for breakfast. Let me know what you think when you make it!

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  4. This sounds amazing!! I will have to tweak it to make it egg free, but sounds amazing!!

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    1. Hi Rachel, it is so good! That should be easy to do! What is your favorite egg substitution? My sister in law is vegan and uses flax and water. Hope you love it!

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  5. Great recipe! I'm always making banana bread with chocolate chips!

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    1. HI Lauren, this was my first time making it with chocolate chips, I always use walnuts, I love the crunch they add.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I love banana bread omg!! I'm so excited to try the 4 week shape up plan :)

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    1. Hi Lyndsay, This is the recipe someone posted in our 30 Day Paleo group! You would love this one! I am excited for you to try it and share your feedback. It means a lot to me!

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    1. Nicole, You will enjoy this recipe! It is so yummy, and would be a great pre-run snack! Let me know how you like it when you make it! :-)

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  8. Thanks for the recipe and great giveaway!

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    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the recipe and good luck in the giveaway!!

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  9. That recipe sounds yummy! I may have to try it!

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    1. Hi Becky, Let me know how you like it if you do!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Shay, Thanks for coming by! It is so yummy, I am always waiting for my bananas to ripen so I can make it again!

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  11. That shirt is so cute! I need to check that website out!

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    1. Kristen, She makes the cutest tanks and they are so comfy and high quality. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. love the color and font of that shirt!

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    1. Liana, Thanks for stopping by. She creates such cute tanks. This is one that I was able to design and she made it available in her shop.

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    1. It is so good. You will be waiting for your bananas to ripen up so you can make it weekly!

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  14. The timing would be just right. I recently finished a 12 week workout program and I'm about halfway done with a 4 week one.

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    1. Kristen, that's great! Good luck! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. This recipe looks so so delicious! I'd love for you to share it at my weekly link up, delicious dish Tuesday tomorrow.

    Crossing my fingers on this giveaway!!

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    1. Hi! I will check out the link up and share it! Thanks for the invite.
      Good luck! The winner will be chosen tomorrow!

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