Hi everyone! It has been way too long. With summer here, we have been doing a ton of traveling and have had lots of friends and family visiting, which means most of our meals have been out at restaurants. When I do actually get the chance to cook, I have been making simple meals that really don’t even warrant a post! If you’re curious about my daily eats or what I’ve been up to, check out my social media (instgram: here & snapchat: shleecassidy). I consistently post about all things health on both pages. I promise I will start posting more content on here soon!
Another quick update: my good friend Daniella has this awesome YouTube channel where she posts quick and healthy vegan meals. She was nice enough to ask me to come make a few of my recipes with her! We have made two videos so far, but there are more coming! You can check out the videos we did for my Healthy Caesar Salad recipe and a Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie, but be sure to check out the rest of Daniella’s videos too…they are so awesome!
Now onto the good stuff.
I love coconut flour for many reasons…the taste, the health benefits, and the lightness that it gives to baked goods; however, it is one of the hardest flours to work with. You can’t substitute it 1:1 with any other flour as it soaks up so much liquid. Also, most recipes with coconut flour require lots of eggs and don’t work well with flax or chia eggs. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all about eating the batter and definitely don’t want to consume any raw eggs!
I found this recipe for banana bread made with coconut flour, but I needed to recreate it as I wanted to keep it mainly sugar free (besides the banana) and vegan. I am so happy to say that it was a success!
- ¾ c almond flour
- ¼ c coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 flax eggs
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 5-6 packets of stevia or approx. 20 drops of liquid stevia
- optional: chocolate chips, walnuts, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F & grease a bread pan with coconut oil
- Make the 3 flax eggs (3 tbsp flax mixed with 9 tbsp water) and put to the side while prepping the rest of the ingredients
- Mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, stevia if using packets) and wet ingredients (bananas, coconut oil, stevia if using liquid drops, and flax eggs) in separate bowls After mixed, combine into same bowl and thoroughly mix again
- Pour batter into baking dish and bake for approximately 40-50 minutes
- Once the bread is done baking, let it sit for a good 20 minutes. The coconut flour makes it very moist, so you want it to set a little longer