Month: May 2020

Grain Free Brownies

Grain Free Brownies

Fluffy yet fudgy brownies made grain free with almond flour + coconut flour, sweetened with maple syrup (and chocolate chips!), and baked in a loaf pan. The perfect sized batch to satisfy your sweet tooth! I’ve been on a real brownie kick lately (well, that 

Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie

Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie

This Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate lightened-up comfort food using almond milk instead of heavy cream, lots of fresh veggies and shredded chicken, and a homemade flaky whole wheat pie crust. Some nights nothing sounds better for dinner than a warm, 

Ultimate Paleo Banana Bread

Ultimate Paleo Banana Bread

The ULTIMATE Paleo Banana Bread that is perfectly moist, lightly sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, and topped with dark chocolate. Easy, grain free, dairy free, and tastes too good to be true.

I LOVE banana bread. And I have made A LOT of banana bread, meaning that I kinda consider myself a banana bread connoisseur. With that being said, I have finally perfected my banana bread recipe with much trial and error, and it turns out the recipe is completely grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. However, I promise it is still “roll-your-eyes back, makes you wanna dance” good– does that make sense? If not, just know that you need this banana bread in your life, like, right now.

How do I make banana bread grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free?

It’s simple! Instead of wheat flour, I opt for almond flour, which lends a supremely moist and tender crumb to the banana bread. In addition, I use three tablespoons of maple syrup to add just enough sweetness that keeps you coming back for another slice. To make the banana bread dairy free, use almond milk and 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice, which is crucial to the structure of the bread. The acid from the grapefruit juice reacts with the baking soda to help it stay nice and fluffy.

I also add a hint of ground turmeric to the batter to naturally enhance the color of the banana bread, but it is totally optional.

ultimate paleo banana bread ingredients

Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and ground turmeric together. Then add the mashed bananas, egg, almond milk, vanilla extract, and grapefruit juice.

ultimate paleo banana bread batter

Stir until fully combined, then top with your favorite dark chocolate bar.

ultimate paleo banana bread in loaf pan unbaked

Bake for about 30 minutes until the banana bread springs back when you lightly touch it.

ultimate paleo banana bread baked

Try to wait at least ten minutes before slicing. Warning: serves eight, but will be gone in one day–it is highly delicious. Let me know if you have any questions!

Ultimate Paleo Banana Bread

The ULTIMATE Paleo Banana Bread that is perfectly moist, lightly sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, and topped with dark chocolate. Easy, grain free, dairy free, and tastes too good to be true.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, dessert, paleo, snack
Servings: 8
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas ripe and mashed
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2-5 tbsp almond milk depending on how thick the batter is
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 dark chocolate bar chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment then spray with avocado oil.
  • Mix all ingredients except chopped dark chocolate bar in a medium bowl. Pour batter into loaf pan. Top with chopped dark chocolate.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the banana bread springs back when lightly touched. Enjoy!
Nut Butter Berry Smoothie

Nut Butter Berry Smoothie

Nut Butter Berry Smoothie with staying-power from vanilla protein powder and an ultra creaminess from nut butter. Easy, ready in 5 minutes, and loaded with protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Nothing beats a luscious, cool and creamy smoothie, especially during the warmer months. You should know 

Healthy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

Healthy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

Fluffy whole wheat waffles studded with mini chocolate chips that are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Healthy and yummy breakfast the whole family will enjoy! I have always had a soft spot for waffles. Growing up, my mom would make either