I get it... how many times can one girl make banana bread!? The answer my friends is MANY.
Here's the deal, sometimes I forget to write recipes until the night before I need to post them... sometimes I don't have very many groceries in the house to create the aforementioned recipe in and of itself... sometimes your significant other randomly stops eating the bananas which you have been buying (in bulk) for months, leaving you with no other option BUT to bake banana bread! (ok... seriously though, I was buying SO many bananas a kid in WholeFoods once asked me if I lived with Donkey Kong... no joke... it was amazing).
That being said, here we are, another day another banana loaf fresh from the oven.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
What you will need:
3-4 ripe bananas mashed (if you are lazy whip them in your blender... but come on... don't be that guy)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seed flour (I grind mine in my vitamix)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground flax in 1/4 cup water
4 egg whites
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp honey (I used 2 plus 2 drops liquid stevia)
*optional- 1/2 cup pecan pieces, chopped walnuts or cacao nibs
Blend together all dry ingredients, stirring well to remove any lumps.
Place egg whites into a separate bowl and whisk until frothy (they do not need to be peaked) add in flax, bananas, honey and vanilla to the mixture, stirring well to combine (no chunks, please and thank you). Add in your dry mixture and melted coconut oil, mix together until smooth. If you are adding in nuts or cacao nibs, do so at this time.
Pour the batter into your bread pan. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Now, if you are anything like me you will want to devour every last inch of this perfect little morsel the moment it is removed from the piping hot oven... do try and restrain yourself. Allow the bread to rest for 10-15 minutes before taking it out of the pan; at which point you may then gorge yourself on banana-y deliciousness.
I won't lie to you, I'm not supposed to eat banana bread (or bananas at all) but I gotta say, this was well worth it.