I would call these gluten-free or even paleo friendly (that is if you left out the walnuts), but I'm too scared that I got an ingredient wrong and they won't really be and some healthy person will internet-bully me, so instead I will say, they're better than eating bread! I got the idea of this recipe after making these yummy brownies from a new-to-me blog I've been following- My Heart Beets.
The brownies are a great and easy alternative to normal box-brownies, but you can really taste the banana in them, which isn't a bad taste, by the way. I decided to modify the recipe to make a banana-bread version of them!
2 ½ cups Almond Flour
¼ cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Fine Sea Salt
1 cup of chopped walnuts
½ cup Coconut Milk, canned and full fat
⅔ cup Organic Maple Syrup
1 ripe banana
2 eggs ( I use cartoned egg whites)
4 tbs Grassfed Organic Ghee (I use Smart balance, dairy-free butter)
Start by preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all of your dry ingredients, except for the walnuts, in a mixing bowl.
Mix your wet ingredients together in a blender. At this point it's up to your discretion, add in your dry ingredients to the blender or your wet ingredients to the mixing bowl, either way, mix them together.
Your last step is to add the walnuts. you could add them into the mixing bowl, but if you put them in the blender, it will chop them up too finely, I like them with a little more crunch.
I thought this type of recipe served better in muffin form, but I suppose you could put the whole mixture in a small bread pan as well. You can either spray you're muffin tin with coconut oil pan spray or use some cute fall muffin cups.
Fill your muffin cups mostly full and smooth out the top with a spoon. This mixture doesn't really rise like a normal muffin mix would, so ignore the fill 2/3 full rule.
Bake your muffins for 25 minutes, or until the tops are slightly browned.
(See what I mean by not really rising?) Store these in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag and pop one in the microwave for breakfast or desert!
Enjoy your muffins, guilt-free, that is unless you eat them all in one sitting! Josh is a pretty picky eater, especially when it comes to textures, but he enjoys these muffins too, if that gives you a hint to how good they are!