Banana Walnut Bread 1

Banana Walnut Bread

Serves: 10

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! My week has been very busy but very productive!! Which, is a great thing in my book! I love the sense of accomplishment! This weekend we are supposed to have more amazing weather, which makes today even better! Who can complain about a weekend full of warmth and sunshine? It is also Cinco De Mayo! I am not a drinker…or a party person (you all saw what I did for my birthday! haha) but for those of you who will be out celebrating I hope you have fun and stay safe! Sunday I will be taking another inversions workshop at the yoga studio by my house! Can we say addicted?! πŸ˜‰ Just another reason why drinking on Saturday night probably wouldn’t be a good thing! haha

But before we enter into the weekend I have this delicious recipe to share with you! Banana bread and zucchini bread are two of my favorite childhood recipes. So when I was craving it a few weeks back, I decided to make one to satisfy that craving…and boy did this ever!!! I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

P.S – it also makes excellent french toast sticks! πŸ˜‰

Banana Walnut Bread 2

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/4 c + 2 tbs (42g) coconut flour
  • 2 tbs (13g) flax
  • 3/4c baking stevia (or powdered sweetener of choice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • pinch cloves, optional
  • 3/4c (184g) liquid egg whites (~6 large egg whites)
  • 3 small bananas, mashed (275g)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbs (45g) chopped walnuts, divided

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  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your loaf pan with parchment paper.

3. In a bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: coconut flour, flax, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and gloves.

4. In a second bowl mix together your egg whites, mashed banana, vanilla and ACV.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Fold in 1/4c of your chopped walnuts.

7. Pour batter into you lined pan.

8. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

9. Bake for ~ 55-60 minutes.

10. Allow to cool before slicing.

Banana Walnut Bread 4

Banana walnut bread is one of my favorite treats! This loaf is loaded with banana flavor plus has that great crunch from the walnuts! It is moist, yet dense and filling at the same time! I spread some sweetened greek yogurt on it and it was absolutely perfect! I also drizzle some with a bit of pure maple syrup for dessert one night….YUMMY! πŸ™‚ This bread also freezes well! Just wrap it up in plastic wrap and seal it in a container. I pre sliced mine so when I was ready for a serving I could take just one out and either let it thaw or toast it up and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Banana Walnut Bread 3

**As a side note, this bread is slightly dark on the outside because for some weird reason I prefer my banana bread and zucchini bread that way. Based on the cooking times I gave you, it should not turn out that dark.

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 10 slices)

Calories: 92.4g, Protein: 3.9g, Carbs: 10.5g, Fat: 4.2g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 40mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 6.5g)

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*Are you celebrating Cinco De Mayo this weekend?

*Did you have a productive week?

*Any plans for the beautiful weather this weekend?

34 Comments
  • Tammy
    This looks amazing Sarah! I have a banana bread recipe that is made with almond flour and I was looking for one using coconut flour instead. Now I don't need to look any further! I just bought three bananas yesterday so I am all set to make this this weekend! Yeah!
    May 3, 2013
  • Kathy
    Happy Friday to you as well. I'm like you, I'm not a drinker and if i did, it would take the rest of the weekend to recover....can't bounce back like i use too . It is going to nice here too, so i will be outside cleaning up my landscaping and trying this recipe. Tonight I am going to watch a youth soccer game, my son's girlfriends 10 year old daughter plays( I think that is as close to a grand-daughter we will have, by the way things are going...but that's for another post,lol) How are those flowers doing?
    May 3, 2013
  • Chandra
    This food looks so yummy!!! I think I may try it this weekend as well. Thanks for always giving us such healthy, delicious treats!
    May 3, 2013
  • Jessica @eatclean_getfitwifey
    loving those macros!! wow :)
    May 3, 2013
      • Jessica @eatclean_getfitwifey
        haha where do I sign up??? :)
        May 8, 2013
          • Jessica @eatclean_getfitwifey
            Ughh!! Yes... every recipe I am just saying to myself... it'll be worth it in the end and then I can try more of these recipes! haha
            May 9, 2013
  • Yum this looks great! I've never cooked with coconut flour before but definitely want to give it a try!
    May 3, 2013
  • This looks awesome! I have a great "paloe banana bread" recipe & am going to need to switch it up with this one. Thanks for sharing!
    May 3, 2013
  • This looks so hearty and delicious. Happy friday!!
    May 3, 2013
  • Yanay
    OMG!!!! I am in pure heaven!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE banana bread so I am making this asap- like tonight!!! Thanks!
    May 3, 2013
  • I've been waiting to read this post all morning . . . and I was not disappointed! Really? That ingredient list is so nice and healthy (which I love), but the banana bread looks sinful. This is a "must try". Have a great weekend and enjoy your class on Sunday!! :)
    May 3, 2013
  • This looks delicious! And I have a bunch of bananas that are on the brink, so now I can use them up ;)
    May 3, 2013
  • Ooo, gorgeous dense bread! And as french toast sticks?? I want! Also excited that it's almost zucchini season! Some people celebrate drinking holidays, some people celebrate vegetables ;D
    May 3, 2013
  • OH MY!!! LOVE!!!! Of course you know I am going to try to add protein powder! ;) Is this what you consider baking stevia: https://nunaturals.com/product/96 ? I love well done & dark & dense bread & loaf so good for me! :) Not a drinker or party person so I am like you! BUT will be enjoying the nicer weather. Do feel bad for all the people with fires out way - very scary! Enjoy yoga!!!!
    May 3, 2013
      • Will check out the TJs baking stevia - is it called baking stevia?
        May 4, 2013
  • Kristy@ Southern In-Law
    Yum! This looks SO good! I wish the weekend weather was as beautiful here in Sydney! They're predicting cold and rain and I'm wishing summer would come back!
    May 3, 2013
  • Becky
    For the flax is it flax seed?
    August 9, 2013

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