As I am underway in IVF number two ( only frozen transfer this time), I am once again working extra hard to eat no wheat, dairy and refined sugars. Also I am boosting proteins and cooked veggies.My main purpose for doing this is to keep my hormones balanced and to increase blood flow.
I have been craving breads and when I want them but can't have them, I tend to "binge" on something else that I can eat like a gluten free chip or snack. Then I had an "ah-ha" moment when I started looking into Paleo breads.
I can have my "cake" and eat it too!
I found this recipe from the Roasted Root- please go there to get all of the specifics. Here's all that you'll need:
I cooked it as directed :
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed (1-1/3 cups)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 cups almond meal ( or almond flour, it's the same. I found Bob's Red Mill at my local grocery. If you have time to order in advance online you can usually get more for your money)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil a loaf pan.
- In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup and stir until well-combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Pour banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and use a spoon or spatula to spread the batter evenly.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until bread tests clean.
- Allow bread to cool for 30 minutes.
a knife along the edges between the bread and the baking pan in order
to release the bread from the pan. Carefully turn out onto a cutting
- Cut thick slices of bread and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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