Banana bread is one of my personal favorite treats. This recipe is made with healthy and guilt free ingredients! It is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free. I like to have a slice of this as a tasty breakfast or as an afternoon snack paired with some tea. You can cook along with me with the video below. Enjoy!

Makes 1 whole loaf of banana bread

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten free oats (regular oats may be used as well)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp of almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp of maple syrup or honey
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • handful of pumpkin seeds or any topping of your liking

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Blend 2 cups of oats in a blender into a fine powder. Set aside for now.
  3. In a mixing bowl. mash the bananas. Then stir in the coconut oil, almond milk, almond butter, and honey. Mix everything together using a whisk.
  4. Now add the dry ingredients: the chia seeds, oat flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix all of the ingredients together until the batter is consistent.
  5. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil. Pour the batter into the pan. Smoothe the batter so that the level is even. Top with the pumpkin seeds.
  6. Pop the pan into the oven and bake for 50  mins. When fully cooked, remove the banana bread from the oven and let it sit for 5 mins in the loaf pan. Transfer to a cooling rack or plate and cool it in the fridge for 25 mins before cutting and serving.
  7. I recommend storing the banana bread in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Bananas boost energy, are high in potassium, improves digestive health, and is a good source of brain, skin, and bone health-boosting manganese.

-Oats are high in fiber, reduces heart disease risk, and lowers cholesterol.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com

 

 

 

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