Full disclosure, I’m on a diet..not a diet to lose weight per se, but just a diet to get my insides clean and healthy..so I’ve been avoiding gluten. Today makes 2 weeks that I’ve been on this diet, and I’m not gonna lie, I miss it! But, I’m committed to getting healthy so I did a quick search for gluten free banana breads, and found this one on Running with Spoons. I adapted it a little to include Coconut Milk, Coconut shreds and pecans! The best part about this recipe is that it literally takes 5 minute to make and bake!
- 1/4 c. Coconut Milk (Unsweetened)
- 1/4 c. Almond butter (You can use cashew butter as well)
- 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
- 2 tbsp Nutiva Coconut Flour
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Ripe Banana (Mashed)
- 1/5 c. Dark Chocolate Chips
- Sprinkle of shredded pecans
- Pinch of shredded coconut
I preferred to mix all of the ingredients in a separate bowl, rather than dump them all in the jar…makes it easier for mixing. The first thing I did was combine the dry ingredients: Coconut flour, Brown Sugar & Baking soda in a small bowl and mixed until they were combined.
I then added the mashed banana, almond butter & milk into the same bowl. Combine both of the dry and wet ingredients together and once the mixture is free of lumps, you can add the toppings: chocolate chips, pecans and shredded coconut.
Once everything was mixed together, I put into a half pint mason jar and put it in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. That’s it!
Serve warm and don’t share this dessert with anybody. The warmth of the dessert and the melty chocolate makes this seem like an indulgent dessert, but it’s actually healthy for you!