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Blueberry Banana Bread (gluten, dairy & refined-sugar free)

 

blueberry banana bread recipe

I never met a banana bread I didn’t like. Particularly, when additional fruits are involved: insert a burst of blueberries into the equation. Summer is straight ahead and I can’t wait for blueberry season. Picture this; a perfectly paleo banana bread made out of super fine whole almond flour- but you may use blanched, as well. the goodness of ripe bananas, pure maple, a bit of coconut oil, 2 eggs, vanilla & a cup of fresh, never frozen blueberries. Because, blueberries and bananas are the perfect pair. In my humble opinion; no two other fruits go better together.

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I am also happy to announce this is the blog’s third banana bread recipe… sorry, not sorry. I’ve been happy to see how well you guys have received my previous two; because they’re all very, very different recipes with one common denominator: gluten-free flours & a whole lot of VERY ripe bananas. Because I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; the riper the bananas, the better the banana bread. Also, a total of 4 bananas is to me, the magic number!

If you’re a peanut butter love (AKA peanut butter is your spirit animal, check out my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread. And, if you’re a die-hard chocoholic (like yours truly) and are looking for a steady double dose of chocolate, may I suggest you check out my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

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I’m also happy + excited to be collaborating on a little Spring Bake with some of my favorite ladies! This is what I call a “Bonus Blog Post” with a total of 4 amazing dessert recipes & am sharing their recipe links below, so make sure to check them out!

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake  by The Nutritious Princess

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Mousse by Nourish Me Mum

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Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake Bars by So Much Yum

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So, back to making my Blueberry Banana Bread… You will love this recipe because:

it tastes well, great

the ingredients are minimal

you only need two bowls

it’s a great way to make dessert out of really spotty/blackened bananas- can’t waste food, right?

the instructions are a breeze!

blueberry banana loaf

Blueberry Banana Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: 55 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 + 1/2 cups of almond flour*
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or coconut nectar or rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 + 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries

* Do not try to substitute other, gluten-free flours with these measurements. These are specifically designed for almond flour. I used Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Natural Almond Flour, made from whole almonds.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a medium-large loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together: almond flour, cinnamon & baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, combine the ripe mashed bananas, the eggs, applesauce, pure maple, the coconut oil & the vanilla. Whisk well to integrate.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl. Once well combined, fold in the blueberries.
  5. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Top with a few extra blueberries and cover with aluminum foil as it bakes. Bake for 50-55 mins. Mine required 55 mins, but all ovens vary.

Notes: Do not cut while still warm, it may feel crumbly or mushy. Paleo flours are best enjoyed after they set or refrigerate for a few hours. The bread has an even better texture the following day! Always maintain refrigerated for freshness. 

By: Aleyda | The Dish On Healthy

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