I am always on the lookout for the perfect healthy banana bread recipe. I have tried dozens as it’s a favorite for the whole family. I have found tons of banana bread recipes that are good but none that I could deem 100% healthy and good till now! Almond flour has always been tricky and most of the recipes I tried, the bread would either come out too dry or tasting like cardboard. I found this one last week and made muffins instead of a loaf but today decided to make it as a loaf and it’s absolutely delicious and moist. I usually change a little something in a recipe but with this one I didn’t change a thing. When making muffins though, I found they were ready within 20 minutes. Today the loaf did take almost an hour, I think it varies depending on our oven. I prefer this one with walnuts but when I made them for the kids last week I omitted them. I also used raw honey vs. honey and used Greek yogurt vs. plain yogurt. Again I think these are preferences. Give this one a try and I am sure it will become a family favorite! Would taste divine with ice cream! Lol
Almond Flour Banana Bread
2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt (I used GREEK yogurt)
3 bananas ripe, mashed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Grease a large bread pan with butter or coconut oil.
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients: almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add in the honey, yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Whisk together until combined.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Pour the batter into a large bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until the center is firm.
Allow to cool. Remove from pan.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I am that person who orders the lumberjack breakfast, the breakfast sampler, the classic..whatever you want to call it but it’s all the same! It has a little bit of everything…eggs, bacon, pork sausage, potatoes, hash browns, pancakes, mushrooms, tomatoes. I love it all…I won’t discriminate as every combo has sausage.
Yet, we all know that pork sausages aren’t really healthy so when I came across this healthy chicken sausage recipe, I had to try it. Sorry the pics aren’t great and yes, I burned a few. They got better along the way and this was already the second batch in two weeks. That’s how good they are. I love keeping them in the fridge so I can just reheat them in the morning while I make my eggs. This has been my go to breakfast…eggs, chicken sausage, sautéed kale and sriracha. Heavenly and it keeps me full…it’s a great post workout breakfast! Trust me, you won’t miss the pork sausages. Enjoy!
Caramelized Fennel & Date Chicken Sausage
Tips: the first time I made this I didn’t have fennel so I used fennel seeds but I put them in my nutribullet to get the fennel in powder form. I also added green onions/scallions. Either way it was just as good. The fennel powder did give it more of that anise flavor but it would also depend how much you put in. It’s just a good alternative if you don’t have fresh fennel.