Banana Bread (Or, Cheating with a Banana)

Okay, call me a hypocrite with my “If I can’t make it, I won’t eat it” post, but despite the fact that I’m unable to produce my own honey, I think I earn a pass on this one – The Caveman is leaving for TDY and the Armed Forces does NOT feed its boys Paleo-Friendly fare. So I have to send him off with some seriously Paleo, seriously nutrient and calorie-dense foods to satisfy his hunger AND last the trip. Until our Paleokits arrive, that is.

This post is dedicated to Molly – who, after coming out of some pretty serious surgery to remove a pancreatic tumor, is delving into the possibilities of a gluten-free lifestyle.

This Banana Bread is delightfully simple and filling. (NOTE: Almond flour is entirely composed of ALMONDS, which have a high fat content and thus, as one gram of fat equals 9 calories, a high CALORIE content, so BE AWARE of how much you’re eating. One slice of this bread is enough to make a meal.) In keeping with my interpretation of the Paleo lifestyle, this recipe is used as a rare treat.

Ingredients:
3 eggs, separated
1/4 c. Really Raw honey (You can find this at Whole Foods)
1/4 c. Coconut oil
1 large, very ripe mashed banana
1-1/2 c. Almond meal

Coconut oil is absolutely delicious, and I’m told it’s one of the only oils boasting fabulous medium-chain triglycerides.

Both raw honey and coconut oil come as solids, but take only moderate heat to soften or melt. You can soften/melt in the jar by running hot water over them.

Beat the egg yolks and honey to a light mixture. Add coconut oil, mashed banana and almond meal. If you can’t make your own almond meal by pulverizing unblanched almonds, try Trader Joe’s.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the almond meal mixture.

The beaten egg whites help aerate as you bake, keeping this "bread" moist.

Pour the mixture into a bread pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. This will keep in the fridge for a week. (If it lasts that long!)

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3 Responses to “Banana Bread (Or, Cheating with a Banana)”

  1. I am going to whole foods again- 3rd day in a row- need to get the honey and the coconut oil and alond meal- making it tomorrow- thanks for putting this on your website- keep em coming! love you

  2. I don’t think I’m patient enough to produce these items. But they sound yummy. Feel free to come and make them at my house!

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