No sugar added walnut banana bread:
If you are looking for a no sugar added banana bread, then this grain free walnut banana bread is the one for you. It is sweetened just with bananas and it has just the right amount of sweetness.
Ingredients you will need:
- Pasture-raised eggs
- Ripe bananas
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut oil (substitute olive oil, ghee, avocado oil)
- Baking soda
- Flaxseed meal
- Coconut flour
Do you have any substitutes for this recipe?
Sorry I have not experimented with flour substitutes for this recipe. And I would suggest making this bread as the recipe is, in order to guarantee it will turn out the way mine did. But if you try a different flour and it works I would love to know what you used.
But feel free to substitute whatever type of nut or seeds you dig in place of the walnuts. And either use olive oil, ghee, or avocado oil, in place of coconut oil. Lastly, if you don’t have flaxseed meal you can use ground chia seeds.
Prepping the batter:
Add the ripe bananas to a bowl and with a fork mash up the bananas, until you get a somewhat smooth consistency. And then add in the eggs and mix until incorporated. Next, add in the oil, vanilla extract, and mix. Add in the dry ingredients, mix, and fold in the roughly chopped walnuts. Add to a lined loaf pan and top with crushed walnuts. And bake 350 F for 45-50 or until a toothpick comes out clean. If the top is browning too fast, cover with some foil to prevent from burning.
Does this bread have any sweetness to it?
This bread has just the right amount of sweetness from the bananas. And if you haven’t tried adding the trio of cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon to your baked goods, you sure are missing out. Because it really gives it such a good taste, you won’t be missing any added sweeteners to this recipes. But you will have to be the judge of that.
What should I top my bread with?
Once the bread is done baking, let it cool completely before slicing into it. And the topping are endless for this bread. Because this bread is not super sweet, you can top with your favorite nut/seed butter, sliced bananas with a tiny bit of drizzled maple syrup if you want, pasture-raised butter, or even throw an egg on top of it.
Can I meal prep these ahead of time?
Yes this makes for the perfect prep ahead bread. Either prep it all in advance, or prep the batter, and bake the morning you feel like having it.
If I meal prep them ahead of time how do I reheat?
I like to toast mine in my toaster oven for 3-4 minutes. But you could also pan fry it to heat it up to get a nice crisp to it. But it also taste great cold or at room temperature.
How do I store leftover bread?
I like to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. But this bread also freezes well! And if freezing, I would suggest slicing it up, individually wrapping each slice, and freezing in an airtight container.
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No Sugar Added Walnut Banana Bread:
- 4 large pasture-raised eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup oil of choice coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, ghee
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal substitute ground chia seeds
- 1 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts + 1-2 Tbsp crushed for topping substitute whatever type of nut or seeds you dig
- Add ripe bananas to a bowl and with a fork mash them up
- Add in the eggs and mix it all up
- Add in the oil and mix
- Add in the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, baking soda, coconut flour, flaxseed meal, and mix it all up
- Fold in the raw walnuts and mix
- Pour into a lined loaf pan and top with chopped walnuts
- Bake 350 F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean ( If the top starts to get too brown, cover with foil to prevent from burning)
- Let cool completely and slice into slices
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or individually freeze slices