It’s not too often I find wheat-free baked goods to taste nearly as delicious as things with wheat in them. Paleo or wheat-free baking can be….disappointing. It’s either the flavour that’s off or the texture. Sometimes it doesn’t even turn out edible at all. Not this time though, friends. Not this time. Not only have I finally discovered a recipe that measures up, I was even able to upgrade it from the original recipe on Primally Inspired to what I think tastes even better. This version of a traditional banana bread is not only delicious but the texture is great, the flavour is great and it’s a fab alternative to the regular wheat variety. If you are a strict Paleo eater, feel free to omit my little upgrades of chocolate in this or just substitute it all for a high % cocoa dark chocolate.
If you are a fan of A Soulful Appetite on Facebook, you may have noticed a little while ago that I had spilled the beans on a collaboration I’d be doing with Ten Thousand Villages Ottawa. The manager and I were speaking recently and thought it would be a fun idea for me to see what ways I could find to incorporate some of their delicious fair trade products into my recipes to share with you all! So every once in a while, these generous folks will give me some product to try. I look forward to trying new things and sharing them in this space. In the mean time, go check out Ten Thousand Villages Ottawa on Facebook and become a fan. If you have not had the pleasure of visiting this store in person, you really should! Not just for the fair trade food either! Their jewelry, gifts and home decor items are also gorgeous and unique! It’s one of my very favourite stores.
Double Chocolate Wheat Free Banana Bread
– 4 very ripe, medium sized bananas, mashed.
– 1/3 cup coconut oil
– 9 squares (or 50g) of Camino Fair Trade semi-sweet baking chocolate
– 4 eggs
– 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 cup coconut flour
– 1 heaping tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium sized bowl (or the bowl for your stand mixer) mix together mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
In a small pot over low heat, melt coconut oil and Camino Fair Trade semi-sweet baking chocolate together, whisking until liquified. Pour into bowl with other ingredients and mix well until all ingredients are combined. You may mix in your optional ingredients at this point.
Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil and pour batter in. Bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until centre is set and a toothpick can be poked in the centre and comes out clean.
Disclosure: I did receive this delicious chocolate at no cost to be used in a recipe to share with my readers (as mentioned above). As always, all opinions here are completely my own 🙂