Success number one with coconut flour baking was enough of a confidence boost to encourage me to try again. So I did. This time with a few of the super ripe bananas we had on hand.
Success number two!
Because the bananas were almost entirely brown I didn’t think much sugar was necessary and I was right! This bread is sweet in a way that doesn’t taste “healthy”.
I loved it. And so did P. I think it’s going to be the recipe I use for his birthday cupcakes. Can you believe it’s almost 1 year???
I did add molasses to add some flavor and a touch of sweetness since I was only using a mere 1 tbsp of maple syrup. Feel free to use another liquid sweetener if you want (ie honey, agave).
Coconut Flour Banana Molasses Bread [dairy free, grain free, wheat/gluten free, nut free, FODMAPs friendly]
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine wet ingredients (first 6 listed) in one bowl, mix well. Then add in the rest of the ingredients.
Pour into large greased loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
*The large loaf pan seemed too big when I poured the batter in, but it expanded and ended up being a good fit. It’s too small for a mini loaf pan, but could probably use a bit more batter to fill out a large one, so prepare to have a more squat loaf. I didn’t care about this because it still tasted good. Alternatively, you could pour the batter into muffin tins. Baking time will need to be reduced significantly (I’d start with 25-30 minutes).
I’m getting the hang of this super absorbent flour…and the texture and flavor are preferable to other GF baked goods which can be a little bland or dry if significant amounts of sweetener or oil or egg aren’t added.
I thought this loaf was nice because it only used a minimal amount of coconut oil and eggs. Lots of grain free type breads call for 6-8 eggs and that’s just insane to me.
I’d rather eat my eggs on the side. 🙂