Almond Banana Bread

Banana bread recipes appear to be very popular.  I’m by no means complaining, as I too love a good banana bread or muffin.  I think the most appealing part is that banana bread can be naturally sweetened just by the bananas, making it a pretty healthy bread option so long as the other ingredients make the grade.

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I’ve experimented with quite a variety of flour blends which have resulted in various banana breads and muffins: gluten free, grain free, Paleo, high protein and Vegan.  I love them all, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be a close tie between this Almond Banana Bread and my Grain Free Ginger-Banana Bread.  Both are grain free, Paleo friendly, only sweetened with bananas and have a soft, moist and slightly dense (but not too dense) texture.

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I’ve noticed that a lot of banana bread recipes on the internet use added sugar or sweeteners and I find that completely unnecessary.  I think bananas are sweet enough!  So (obviously) this Almond Banana Bread recipe just uses bananas for sweetness 😉  This loaf is Paleo friendly, only 9 simple ingredients and free of: gluten, grains, dairy, soy and refined sugar.

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Almond Banana Bread

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In food processor, combine banana, eggs and almond extract.  Blend well.*
  3. Add in remaining ingredients, blend.
  4. Pour batter into lined 8″ x 4″ baking pan.
  5. Bake in oven (middle rack) at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

*If you do not have a food processor or high powered blender: mash banana in a large mixing bowl then mix in egg and almond extract.

Recipe makes one 8″ x 4″ loaf

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This loaf can be altered by switching up the flavors/spices.  In fact, you can make my Grain-Free Ginger Banana bread by using these ingredients but subbing vanilla extract for the almond extract and then adding in the necessary spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger).

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I suggest storing this banana bread in the fridge – it will last well up to a week.  You may also cut and then freeze it for longer storage.

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Enjoy!

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