Gluten free banana bread (with macadamia nuts and cacao)
I am so appreciative for all the readers who have come along with this blog and its journey. I’ve decided to shift gears with it and use it to share my passion: food.
I am a big believer in nutrition. The kitchen is my happy place and where I spend hours and hours every day.
I try to eat as local as possible so these recipes will change depending on the country we are living in.
One of my children has celiac so all of these recipes are gluten free. I do not believe in eating processed food and for so many a celiac diagnosis means reaching for packaged “gluten free” goods. I hope to show you all here how easy it can be to eat gluten free with only whole foods.
So here we go…welcome to my food blog!
I make this bread unsweetened and add the sweetness on top. That way you can decide what your body is craving. Are the bananas enough? Or do you need some honey? Either way it’s just about perfect. You need:
2 cups almond flour (it’s very easy to make your own, but easy to find in stores)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1 1/4 teaspoon cacao powder
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients (only use 1 teaspoon of the cacao) in one bowl. In another use a hand mixer to blend the wet (except the honey.)
Combine bowls and blend well.
Grease a pan (I always use a cast iron) with coconut oil and place in oven for 30 min.
Once done remove it from the oven and let cool for 10 min.
While cooling, heat the honey and remaining cacao powder on the oven.
Drizzle on top and enjoy!