This is the BEST and healthiest banana bread ever! This recipe is a perfect example of how easy it is to switch to healthier ingredients.
- instead of white sugar or brown sugar this recipe uses pure maple syrup
- instead of white or whole wheat flour this recipe uses rolled oats
- instead of butter or canola oil this recipe uses coconut oil
The coconut on the outside of this banana bread makes a nice little crusty texture, yum!
Coconut Banana Bread Recipe
What You Need
- 3 ripe bananas (the riper the better)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 1/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
Ingredients that go in the blender:
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats (or rolled oats)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 2 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut for dusting the pan
- 1 tablespoon finely shredded unsweetened coconut for sprinkling on top
What To Do
(1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
(2) Rub coconut oil on the bottom and sides of your bread pan. Dust with 2 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut.
Mix & Blend
(3) Mash the bananas in a bowl and then add; coconut oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and vanilla and mash some more.
(4) Blend the rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and Himalayan salt in a blender. Blend until it looks like a flour. It does not have to be perfectly blended, a few bigger pieces will give it a bit of texture.
(5) Mix the ingredients from the blender in with the banana mixture and add 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and give a gently stir until combined.
(6) Pour into your bread pan and then sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon finely shredded unsweetened coconut.
(7) Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and then let cool.
- If its important to you to that your banana bread is gluten free, make sure you buy gluten free rolled oats.
- You can add chocolate chips or blueberries
- I often use mini loaf pan or a muffin tray instead of one bread loaf pan
Let’s Get Healthy Together
Get in the kitchen and give this recipe a try.
We hope you enjoy this recipe.
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