Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread: This paleo banana bread is one of my personal favorites on the blog. I love the flavor the coconut flour gives the banana bread, and it’s naturally sweetened. Use carob chips instead of chocolate chips for a refined sugar treat. (GF, P)
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

Hi… So I came across this recipe after looking for a banana bread the used coconut flour and here you are! I followed the recipe as stated and baked it for about 30 mins…checked it…and it was very gooey and still “moving” when I moved the pan to check it. My oven temp is fine. I did find it a bit odd that the cooking time was so low as any time I have ever made a banana bread or any other type of sweet bread, the cooking time is always closer to an hour. Muffins at 30…sure, no problem! But a loaf? Hmmm… So I left it in for nearly an hour and you know what? It was perfect!!! Still moist, not overcooked though it was nicely browned on the top… tasted great! I added some nutmeg and cardamom along with the cinnamon and it was super tasty. Just wanted to share in case anyone was having timing issues.
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

3. Double Chocolate Paleo Banana Bread Chocolate lovers, look no further. These Paleo bread bars are naturally sweetened with banana (plus a few chunks of dark chocolate), and they get their cakey texture from coconut flour. Bring these to a brunch to impress friends or keep them to yourself and enjoy as a light dessert.
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

Due to my obsession of baking with bananas, I have quite a few recipes on AK devoted to banana bread. I decided to round up a few healthy banana bread favorites and include others I’ve been eyeing up from around the internets. Below you’ll find recipes for every dietary need and I’ve even indicated them as either gluten free, vegan or paleo!
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

Healthy Honey Flax Tahini Banana BreadHealthy Tahini Banana Bread made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed, sesame seeds and naturally sweetened with honey. This healthy bread is wonderful toasted with a drizzle of honey.
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

I LOVE this bread! I’ve made it now four times! I use whole wheat flour (in specific Montana Whole Wheat flour). I also have used Lactose free milk. I bake it in glass bread pan, but only for 50 minutes. It comes out perfectly moist and makes a great coffee companion! Since I tend to have a sweet tooth, I add extra honey to it. Each time has been perfect! This is a favorite recipe of mine and THANK YOU Mona, for sharing these great healthy recipes! I eat this guilt free! Great alterative to regular banana bread recipe!
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

The answer really depends on the situation. If you’re looking to increase your blood sugars quickly and replenish, a very ripe banana is the way to go. If you don’t want the fast hike, you could eat the banana with some nut butter, as the fat will help to slow down digestion. You can also eat the banana when it’s yellow or still slightly green to avoid any blood sugar spikes.
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Ambitious Kitchen Banana Bread

I have searched, literally, for years to find a healthy banana bread recipe that doesn't taste like cardboard. I cannot get enough of this recipe! I make a double batch at least once a month, usually adding an extra banana in for additional moisture. Thanks for sharing!
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Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread: This is the best of the best. I based my Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins off of this recipe because it’s a complete winner. You’ll use greek yogurt, honey and a tablespoon of healthy oil. It’s easy to make and you can add chocolate chips, blueberries, or whatever your heart desires. Kiddos love this one!
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Delicious! I’m eating it now and loving this recipe! Like all recipes, I can’t help myself from messing with it a bit. I had raw wheat germ in the refrigerator, so I added about 1/4 cup of that as well as some coconut sugar and I substituted maple syrup for the honey, all of which I happened to have in my kitchen. I baked it in a metal bread pan for 60 mins. Perfect! This will be my healthy go-to banana bread recipe! Thanks!!!
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Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread: This vegan and gluten free bread is one of my hidden gems on the blog. You’ll make your own oat flour, add a little sugar, bananas and bake it up into a sweet hearty treat. (GF, V)
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Healthy Tahini Banana Bread made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed, sesame seeds and naturally sweetened with honey. This healthy bread is wonderful toasted with a drizzle of honey.
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While shopping at my grocery store obsession, also known as Trader Joe’s, I stumbled upon the beloved coconut flour again. If you remember some of my first posts, I made these coconut flour waffles and then last year these delicious coconut flour bars. Since then many of you requested more coconut flour recipes, so I thought I’d start by experimenting with banana bread – a favorite in nearly any household.
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So, I did make this today with Sunbutter instead of almond butter and I am sorry to say that it turned out awful! I cannot say whether or not this is because of the sunbutte, I have baked successfuly with it before. It did not turn green, though the outside of the bread did turn an unattracctive shade of brown. Color aside, I tried to enjoy this with some vegan the butter on it hoping it might help the taste, but it was still pretty bad. The texture was a bit weird too. Unfortunately, I ended up tossing the whole thing in the trash. What a bummer! We love so many of your recipes though, my husband even suggested next time I “stick with the banana bars!”
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Hi Ashley! That’s unfortunate. Banana bread made with coconut flour can definitely have a different texture; it is the coconut flour — some people love it, some hate it. I can’t attest to the sunbutter use, as I haven’t tried it, but it can give baked goods an off taste.
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Banana bread with chocolate chips is always one of my faves. I’ve never used coconut flour and made this last night with regular flour, added walnuts and coconut flakes. Served with apricot hot pepper preserves and a drizzle of honey, Turned out great as do all of your sweet treats!
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This is my go-to banana bread recipe! I have made this 4 times in the past week (and about 10 times total!) and EVERYONE (my picky kids and discerning co-workers included) loves this. I have made it with almond butter (natural, from Costco), sunflower butter (from Trader Joe’s– yes, it’s greenish but still yummy), and peanut butter in a pinch (natural, from Costco). I have never had this recipe turn out anything but delicious! The only problem I have is keeping a few slice for myself.
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I, too, cooked this for an hour or longer and it was mushy/doughy in the middle as well. The outer and bottom were starting to burn so I just took it out. i’ve checked the recipe multiple times to see what we did wrong but we followed to the T (though I keep seeing people asking about removing honey, and I don’t see honey as an ingredient). I was so excited because my son has been begging for banana bread for weeks…and he was not a fan due to the dough texture.
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The recipe does NOT contain honey and has been adjusted. And yes, coconut flour can leave your baked goods like this sometimes. It’s not like a regular flour where baked goods are extra fluffy. It will also depend on how large your bananas are. If they’re extra large, you will likely have an extra moist banana bread.
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This is one of my favorites. I’ve baked this twice so far and everyone who’s tried it, including my husband, comments that it is the best banana bread they’ve had. Can’t believe it’s gluten free and soooo easy to make!
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Chocolate lovers, look no further. These Paleo bread bars are naturally sweetened with banana (plus a few chunks of dark chocolate), and they get their cakey texture from coconut flour. Bring these to a brunch to impress friends or keep them to yourself and enjoy as a light dessert.
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Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick organic cooking spray. In large bowl combine mashed banana, applesauce, honey, egg, almond milk and vanilla until well combined and creamy. In separate medium bowl whisk together whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined (don’t overmix!). Pour into prepared loaf pan, sprinkle oats over top (if desired), and bake for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 12 slices and enjoy! Keep bread tightly wrapped to maintain moisture.