This shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s. If the Gwen Stefani song doesn’t run through your head every time you hear the word ‘bananas’ then you may be missing out on the worst song possible.

I used to love to bake. Baking each weekend, trying new recipes made me über happy. I used to bake random people cakes in high school simply because I enjoyed it. Baking became a form of meditation and I was able to completely get lost in the process and zone out a little. The delicious smells didn’t hurt, of course. Since adopting the Paleo diet, I have missed the experimentation of baking as well as having the house filled with wonderful smells. I had to resort to candles to help me out – my poor husband was disappointed multiple times!

This recipe definitely delivers. Within a few minutes of putting the bread in the oven, the whole house began to smell and it reminded me how much I had missed baking. Due to not eating many sugars (because my stomach hates them/me), I lost a lot of desire to bake. BUT – this recipe is naturally sweet due to the ripe bananas and coconut flour and oil. Most Paleo desserts produce a dense or dry end product. Leave it on the counter for more than a day and you have an edible brick, but not this guy!  This recipe creates a moist, sweet bread that you could bring to anyone and they would have no idea they weren’t eating a conventional recipe. I get complete satisfaction by sharing Paleo recipes with unsuspecting friends and family – rebellious, I know.

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Banana Bread

  • 4 really ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and pour into the greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Start checking on it around 35 minutes by inserting a tooth pick into the center.
  5. Let cool for 20-30 minutes before enjoying.
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