There is no denying that sweet treats are a favorite around our house. In order to satisfy these cravings, and avoid eating empty calories, I have found some great recipes with alternatives to white flour and sugar. Almond flour, while not cheap, adds more protein to the bread, and is significantly lower in carbs and sugar. This nutrient dense snack will satiate your sweet tooth and provide you with an energy boost. I found this simple and easy recipe online when I began experimenting with almond flour. Here is the original recipe, my version will have a few adjustments.
*Be sure to use spotty,brown brown bananas–if you don’t want to peel it and eat it, then it’s perfect for baking with.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (minus the chocolate) and mix until the bananas are no longer in visible chunks. Pour the batter into a loaf pan (or muffin tin, just adjust the cooking time). If you’re using chocolate, pour it down the center of the loaf pan, on top of the batter. Use a toothpick and start making a swirl motion all the way up and down the pan.
Bake for approx. 35-40 minutes, until the center is hard to the touch. Let the banana bread cool before removing from the pan.