Healthy Banana Bread (Mood Food due to Vitamin B6)
This healthy bread is soft and moist using no grains, dairy, AND no added sugar. It's gluten free, Paleo and sweetened only with bananas.
Kid approved and easy to make!
A sweet treat that nourishes the body.
Author: Michele Rosen Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Course: Breakfast/Snack Cuisine: Paleo Servings: 10 servings
4 small/med very overripe bananas or 3 larger ones, mashed well
4 large eggs room temp
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled to almost room temp
1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder or make your own paleo baking powder*
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
Whisk together all dry ingredients and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a medium loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and mashed bananas, then vanilla and coconut oil until well combined.
Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet (don’t use an electric mixer - you will overmix the batter and prevent it from rising properly) just until moistened and no visible flour remains.
Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the loaf pan resting on a wire rack, then remove using the parchment paper to help you, slice and serve. Enjoy!
Vitamin B6 is found in bananas. Most of us are deficient in this important vitamin which helps turn food into energy, improve mood, promotes brain health, aids red blood cell production, treats PMS and help treat nausia in pregnancy.
The recommended MINIMUM amount for an adult of Vitamin B6 is 1.5mg daily. One would have to eat 2.5 bananas a day to get this dosage. An excuse to eat banana bread often!