Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread + French Toast

by Chef Wards

This week we prepared a new Paleo Banana Bread recipe. It’s so delicious you would never know it contains ZERO gluten, dairy or processed sugar! The recipe is also easy and versatile—it might just become your new weekly staple.

A slice is satisfying on its own or you can top it with almond butter, coconut butter or dairy-free whipped cream and fresh berries. You can even pour the batter into mini-muffin tins for a kid-friendly snack.

With Mother’s Day coming up, we wanted to raise the bar even more. So using the same simple recipe, we developed the most decadent (and healthy) Banana Bread French Toast. It’s perfect for special occasions and weekend brunches, yet easy enough for every day. How’s that for an added bonus?

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Paleo Banana Bread

Serves: 8

All It Takes

4 organic bananas, mashed (2 ½ cups)
4 large eggs
½ cup almond butter
4 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
½ cup almond flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder (see “Chef Note” below)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of finely-ground sea salt
Optional: ¼ cup toasted pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped

Let’s Get Cooking

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine bananas, eggs, almond butter and oil in a blender or food processor and mix to create a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, salt and chopped nuts (if using), and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and spread evenly.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and flip the bread onto a cooling rack.
  7. Enjoy! Or to make French toast, place the Banana Bread into the refrigerator overnight.

Paleo Banana Bread French Toast

All It Takes

1 loaf Paleo Banana Bread, sliced ½” thick
4 large eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of finely-ground sea salt
¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk, optional
Coconut oil or cooking oil of choice

Let’s Get Cooking

  1. Preheat your skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, cinnamon, salt and milk (if using), until completely blended.
  3. Once your skillet is preheated, lightly coat it with oil.
  4. Dip your Banana Bread slices into the egg mixture and place on the skillet.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with toppings of your choice!

Chef’s Note: If you’re on a strict Paleo diet, be sure to look for gluten-free baking powder. Here’s a list our of go-to brands:

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