Monday, April 22, 2013

Paleo Banana Bread

Grain-Free Banana Bread
We loved this recipe!

When we first looked into the Paleo diet, one of the first recipe blogs we came across was Civilized Caveman's blog.  What a find!  George has a great inspirational story and he comes up with some fabulous recipes!

I had been bugging the male half of this couple to incorporate more Paleo foods into his diet.  Weekday breakfasts are always a little tough for us...he only likes to eat certain things at work for breakfast.  I knew he loved bananas so I decided to try the Civilized Caveman's Paleo Banana Bread and wow, it is close to banana bread made with white flour!

If you're on the Dukan Diet, definitely try this once you get to Consolidation.  I'm still trying to lose weight, so I sampled half a slice and the male half enjoyed the rest of the loaf for his breakfast.  I offered to make Banana Bread French Toast for him...but he doesn't like to eat French Toast at work.  It has no added sweeteners!  I liked it as is, the male half of this couple drizzled organic honey on his.

NOTE: We made a second batch of this for the male half of this couple.  Don't skimp on the bananas...we were shy 1/2 c. or so of bananas and wow, it makes a difference.  The second batch is drier than the first.  It's not horrible, but not as fabulous as the first loaf.  We didn't have enough bananas and read a comment posted by another blogger on the Civilized Caveman's site that they used less bananas and it still came out great.  We wouldn't recommend it!

Makes 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Bake Time: 30-40 minutes (check for doneness)

2 1/2 c. mashed ripe bananas (approx 3-4 bananas)
4 eggs
1/2 c. almond butter
4 T. grass-fed butter or coconut oil, melted
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
pinch of pure sea salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a metal loaf pan.

Combine bananas, eggs, almond butter and grass-fed butter until smooth - we used a handheld mixer.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Ours cooked in 30 minutes (landlady installed a new range!).  Check for doneness with a toothpick.

Let cool, cut and serve.

Enjoy...we sure did!


  1. I love George's blog! You're going to find some amazing recipes at his site :)

    1. Oh yes, we've saved a bunch...he does have a great blog!