Finally and wonderfully -- Chocolate Chip Banana Freedom Bread. Banana bread that is free from dairy, gluten, soy and sugar (but with a sprinkling of chocolate chips, so there is a teeny weeny itsy bitsy amount of cane sugar if you include the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips).
What's best, though? It tastes delicious. And the almond flour is so full of good fats that no butter or oil is needed; it keeps it nice and moist.
I'm on a continuous quest to create dairy-free and soy-free foods for my sweet daughter (gluten- and sugar-free is just a bonus for me, wink, wink) and wonderfully enough, this banana bread hits the spot for the entire family. My oldest is passing up Oreo cookies for a slice of this banana bread. No joke.
Just a word of warning: Don't spray your pans with cooking spray if you're looking to avoid soy. It's loaded with soy lecithin and I unfortunately realized this while the mini loaves were cooling. Instead, buy one of these pumps and fill it with your oil of choice.
Chocolate Chip Banana Freedom Bread
Makes 3 Mini Loaves (24 Slices Total)
3 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
3 ripe medium bananas, mushed
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I use these.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three mini loaves (or one regular-sized loaf pan) with oil. Set aside.
Mix first five ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla and vinegar. Add honey and mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add bananas and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix to combine.
Divide batter among three pans. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Run a knife around the edges of the pan, pop out and cool on racks.
These little guys are so moist from the almond flour and because they're baked in mini loaf pans, they make the perfect little snack.
I slice these loaves into eight pieces per loaf and either bag them and freeze them or I simply store them in the refrigerator. Sometimes, though, if I'm heading over to someone special's house, I like to wrap these loaves up with ribbon and leave them with something sweet and healthy.
Nutrition Information Per Slice: Calories 199; Total Fat 15g; Total Carb 13g; Fiber 4g; Sugars 6g; Protein 7g
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