Not only do I have coconut flour banana bread for you today, I have a couple super fast questions that it would mean the world for you to answer. And trust me, no awkward ones about your immature 12 year old giggles or how you put foil in the microwave. Not that I know anything about those things (*cough*)
1) Do you search recipes by ingredients (like coconut flour or almond flour) or by category (gluten free or dairy free)?
2) Do you like titles like this:
A. Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
B. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (coconut flour)
C. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (gluten free, dairy free)
Let me know in the comments!
Pat yourself on the back and cut yourself
one two four slices of this banana bread. You totally earned it.
Um, I totally earned it too, right? Because I can attest to the fact that four slices of this bread is the perfect number of slices to cut for yourself and enjoy.
Coconut flour is my new favoritest thing (LSHISEICS -> laughing so hard I’m so excited I can’t spell. Seriously, if LSHIDRMT or whatever it is counts as a real texting term, then so does mine. Texting is seriously its own language, albeit one who’s grammar got murdered by the caps lock button. I had fun trying to teach my mom how to use emoji’s … mainly because both of us have no idea what any of it means. ANYWAYS)
So coconut flour. Not only does it add a little coconut flavor and texture in this recipe, it sucks up 2 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 tablespoon vanilla with only 6 Tablespoons of flour. I don’t know about you, but I am so impressed by that! It is quite honestly the most selfish flour I’ve ever seen, but it lasts forever since you only need tablespoons of it.
The banana isn’t a super dominant flavor since I only had two bananas and had to supplement the last one with applesauce but I liked how it let the coconut flour and chocolate chips have a little more say in the flavor game. It is very moist, even though there is no oil or butter, but not as dense as traditional banana bread. It has a tender crumb and is incredible on its own. However, slathering a slice with coconut whipped cream or chocolate syrup is pretty good too. Not that I know anything about these things.
- 2 ripe medium large bananas, mashed
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 6 Tablespoons Hodgson Mill coconut flour
- ¼ -1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 8x4 or 9x5 loaf pan.
- Whisk bananas, applesauce, eggs, honey, and vanilla together.
- Add baking soda and coconut flour and stir well.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes (I took mine out at 40 minutes)
- Let cool, cut, and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
I was sent samples from Hodgson Mills to review. I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own.