Tuesday, April 17, 2012

gluten free coconut flour banana bread with raw chocolate chips

We've been experimenting with coconut flour around here and it's been a delicious gluten free substitute. It seems to work best with eggs and has a light and bouncy spongey texture to it. We're not entirely gluten free but we avoid wheat like the plague and stick to spelt flour for most baking and bread making.

2 eggs
3 bananas (mashed)

2 tbs honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp bi-carb
3/4 cup coconut flour

3-4 tbs raw chocolate nibs
dash of cinnamon

Blend the eggs, mashed bananas, and coconut oil together. Mix the dry ingredients and then combine with the wet.

Pour into a greased bread pan and bake at 180˚C for 40-45 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.


The Beetle Mummy said...

I'm sitting here eating the dairy-free banana bread I baked today. Coconut flour sounds like a great wheat flour alternative. Will have to try it when this batch has all gone!

Accidental Lentil... said...

Oh i have to try that!

I bake with a variety of flours.

We're fine with glutenfull ones here, but I like to mix it up with chickpea flour, spelt flour and rye for a change of flavour and nutrients.

I just made some spelt bread actually but i did use a bout 1/3 organic white flour in the mix.

Do you bake 100% spelt bread??

Meagan said...

Accidental Lentil- yes when i bake I use half 'white' (refined) spelt flour and half whole spelt flour. It really is a wonder and works into any normal wheat recipe.

xo m.

Rebecca said...

Gosh it looks good! I'll definitely try it. Have you tried cooking with beans instead of flour? These blackbean cookies are so good (would obviously need to omit the chill for kids).

Grounded Living said...

I'm writing down the ingredients to make this today. Thank you! x

Meagan said...


I haven't tried cooking with beans yet but those do look good! xo m.

Emma Galloway said...

I've not had much success with coconut flour in my gf baking thus far, will have to try your recipe though, it looks perfect xx

naturally crafted mama said...

mmmmmm sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Yum! can't wait to try this! Have been doing a little cocunut flour cooking here too, some good, some not so good!

Lisa said...

Anyone actually tried this recipe yet? Mine is baking now. It is hard on the top and wet on the inside. Going to try 10 extra minutes but not sure what I did wrong?

Ooty said...

sounds great, thanks

Meagan said...

Keep baking ! It will be moist but it should cook through! xo m.

Anonymous said...

Soooo delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Just a note though - the loaf doesn't change shape or move from how you put it in the tin. Make sure you make it nice and smooth on top so you get an even loaf. Mine was a bit rough so it broke up a bit when I sliced it. This is going in my favorite recipe book right now!

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