It turns out that Corben really loves banana bread. Who would have thought? I only found this out because he keeps stealing bits of my sisters piece when she has some.
Being the loving mother that I am, I thought I would try my hand at creating a recipe for banana bread that we could both eat. This is what I came up with:
2 cups almond flour (I will probably substitute some of this for coconut flour in future versions. I just didn't have any on hand)
1/4 cup LSA (Linseed, Sunflower Seed and Almond Mix. You can get this at the supermarket or health food shop)
1/2 cup of coconut
2 large bananas
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tspn vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl:
In a different bowl, mash up your banana's then add in the vanilla and eggs.
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into that. Mix everything together well.
Grease the sides and bottom of a loaf pan with butter. I also placed a strip of baking paper along the bottom and up two of the sides. I am glad I did that as it made it easier to get out of the pan in one piece.
Pour your batter into the loaf pan:
Pop your bread batter into the oven for about 40-50 minutes to cook. It is fully cooked when you insert a skewer into the middle and it comes out clean.
We took a piece of this to my sister (who doesn't eat paleo at all) and she said it exceeded her expectations. The real test though, was whether Corben would eat it. I am please to say he gobbled it right up....then picked up the crumbs he dropped on the bench and ate them too. Guess we can call this one a success!