Grain-Free Banana Bread

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a happy Wednesday. πŸ™‚ I’ve got an excellent grain-free banana bread recipe down at the bottom, but first, a couple of things about today:

1) did you know it’s the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls?

Mean Girls gif

aaaand

2) let us rejoice that this meme is popping up all over the internets.

JT It's gonna be May

(source)

(You know you mentally sang that in your best Justin voice haha.)

It’s been a great week over here so far! While I admit that I’ve been little bit anxious about getting back into a regular teaching schedule, I’m appreciating the extra time at home and chance to fully explore and enjoy our new spot with my little sidekick. 

Smoothie date

(Three cheers for being able to wear genie pants everyday.)

Yesterday, we went out for a little beach picnic. We chased the waves, ate popcorn and drank juice on our picnic blanket, searched for seashells, and checked out the nearby shops.

Shells

There are so many fun and funky spots down by the beach, and LOTS of awesome restaurants. Despite the temptation to try them all, I’ve actually followed my plan for the week of planning, prepping and eating home-cooked meals. We’ve been enjoying the bountiful fresh produce, and I made a triple batch of amazeballs.

Grain-Free Banana Bread

I also made this grain-free banana walnut bread that I want to share with you.

grain-free low sugar banana bread

I typed out the recipe on my phone, and since it was very on the fly, I was thinking it would be good but maybe not quite blogworthy. Totally surprised myself with this one.

Grain-free banana bread

This grain-free banana bread is extremely moist, decadent and made the house smell amazing.

Grain free banana bread

It’s been a great snack, and Livi and I both love the bread crumbled onto plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. 

Yogurt with grain free banana bread

Let me know if you give it a try!

Grain-Free Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 2 mashed bananas
  2. 1/2 cup almond milk
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  8. 2 heaping tablespoons honey
  9. 2 cups almond meal
  10. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  11. 1/2 cup walnut pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients well
  3. Pour into greased loaf pan
  4. Place extra banana slices on top
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes
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You could also give this banana bread recipe a try or this banana muffin recipe for pre-portioned goodness.

See ya in the morning with a new leg workout <3

xoxo

Gina

How often do you make recipes on the fly? Do you like to follow a plan, or just see what happens?

Fave Mean Girls quote? πŸ˜‰

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Comments

  1. “Four for you, Glen Coco. You go, Glen Coco!”

  2. “Is butter a carb?” Ah, I love all Regina George quotes!

  3. My cousins, sister, and I have regularly exclaimed “You go, Glen Coco!” for the last 10 years. πŸ™‚

  4. Ahh! Mean Girls is on MTV later πŸ˜‰ It’s sad how excited I am about this. And how every time I think the original is on, but it’s the second one … there’s this huge moment of disappointment, haha. Happy Wednesday!

  5. As a huge Mean Girls fan, this article on E! News cracked me up. It’s worth a read.

    http://m.eonline.com/news/537211/everything-that-has-happened-in-the-10-years-since-mean-girls-was-released

  6. I love anything banana bread. It looks quite tasty. And I’m definitely someone who likes to create my own edible masterpieces.

    Speaking of your risotto recipe, there was a NYC chef on Bethenny (talk show) today who made risotto with farro. Yum!

  7. Totally fetch!

  8. You can’t sit with us!

  9. I don’t mind cooking on the fly, but baking is another story! Too many things that could go horribly wrong… πŸ™‚

  10. Quit trying to make fetch work! LOL! Love the genie pants! Are they white plum??

  11. Yogurt and banana bread parfait is a great idea! How fun that you live there now. I loved La Jolla and San Diego. Check out Lighthouse ice cream and South Beach grill in Ocean Beach. And I really loved The Hake near the cove! (I wrote about it on my blog: http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ice-cream/sun-and-seafood-at-la-jolla-california)

  12. “I’m like, such a good friend” -Gretchen Wieners

  13. Where did you get the cushion for Livs wagon? Love it! Want one!!

  14. Ditto to wagon cushion! And where does one find coconut sugar?!

  15. That bread looks super tasty! I’m about 30% on the fly, the rest recipe. Though I tend to modify recipes most of the time πŸ™‚ Why not!

  16. Is there a way to incorporate oat flour or a different flour with the almond flour be I feel the almond flour has just way too much fat/calories per serving. Thanks!

  17. You go, Glen Coco! Tina Fey is a genius. πŸ™‚

  18. Looks tasty! I’ll have to give it a shot. Curious to know if it pops out of the pan ok?

  19. Is butter a carb?

    Love that movie! And I love your genie pants. I love to cook but I’m terrible at making recipes. Great at following though, I’m just not creative that way.

  20. I’ve gotta get more almond meal to whip that up!

  21. Oh my goodness I’m always cooking on the fly. It’s so much fun! I posted a banana bread recipe low calorie yesterday. Banana bread must be on everyone’s minds!

  22. Yup, I completely sang that in the best Justin Timberlake voice in my mind… hilarious!

  23. “Oh hell no, I did not leave the south side for this!”

  24. or another favorite, “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!”

  25. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Mean Girls was released! I remember buying the DVD when it was first out! lol

    And yes, I’ve been seeing that JT meme everywhere!

  26. When you make a large batch of amazeballs do you freeze them or do you find they last? I make them weekly but would love to make them in bigger batches.

  27. Those Genie Pants look great on you! I would look like an idiot if I tried to rock them! LOL!

  28. “I cant go to Taco Bell, I’m on an ALL CARB DIET!!” amazing.

  29. Oh I just loveeeee Mean Girls. So many great quotes. You don’t even go here! haha love. You and Liv look so Cali in that pic! Those pants are perfect.

  30. Yum… bread looks amazing and when did that cutie become a teenager?! She looks so trendy and mature!

    Gina (shameless plug) but I’m selling Be Mom Strong shirts for my good friend’s 4 yr old son that was just diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. You can see the details on my site below, but if you could help spread the word to all your fab mama followers I would be forever grateful!

  31. Anything by Regina George is epic. Such a great movie!

    That bread crumbled in the yogurt looks amazing!!

  32. Meaghan says:

    Can I sub out coconut sugar with something else? I don’t have any on hand. Looks yummy!

  33. “She doesn’t even go here.” haha I love Mean Girls, although it being ten years old makes me feel extremely old.

    That banana bread looks delicious!

  34. That bread looks fantastic! I love the banana slices on top!

  35. “She doesn’t even go to this school!”

  36. I’ve been looking for a recipe so that I can do something with the sad bananas on my counter. The slices on top of yours sold me I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! Thx for sharing.

  37. Really cute pic of you and your little girl

  38. “Someone wrote in that book that I’m lying about being a virgin because I use super jumbo tampons. But I can’t help it if I have a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina.”

    “Yeah, I can’t do this.”

  39. I bet that made the house smell amazing! Yum!

    Definitely take your own advice and enjoy your schedule-free time. The schedule will fill before you know it!!

  40. Perfect timing. No groceries in the house yet but I did have all these ingredients on hand. The kids will be pleasantly surprised when they get home from school.

    I didn’t even use a bowl. Mashed the bananas and eggs together in the food processors and then added in everything else. Easy mix up and clean up. Thanks!

  41. LOVING the banana recipe, will be made asap after the bananas brown a bit! I can’t believe it has been 10 years already! I feel like it was just yesterday when I was watching it in the theater with my girlfriends!

  42. Emily S says:

    What other alternatives would work besides almond meal and would you have to change the amount at all?

  43. I wish I had the ability to just jot a recipe down – I wouldn’t know where to begin with measurements. I can with regular cooking, but baking, no way!

  44. This sounds like a fun alternative to my usual banana bread. Plus, I still have an unopened bag of almond meal that I keep meaning to use somehow and never do.

  45. We’re getting warm temps over here too, so nice!!
    The banana bread looks amazing. Pinned it and try it!!

  46. Quick q: would flax eggs work for this recipe?

    • Fitnessista says:

      i think it would be a little dry. maybe add some applesauce too? i would hate to tell you without trying it since the ingredients are more expensive. let me play around with it a little!

  47. Lauren says:

    Hi Gina!

    I made your banana bread recipe! It’s delicious!! But very crumbly. It doesn’t make slices, was this the same consistency you had?

    Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  48. Great recipe! I couldn’t find coconut sugar so I subbed “normal” sugar in…probably a bit less healthy but it’s good πŸ™‚

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