Banana Bread Made With Coconut Flour

I had some bananas that were turning brown, so I wanted to try a healthy version of banana bread using coconut flour.

Coconut flour is a great type of flour to use in baking because it’s very healthy for you.  It’s gluten free and high in fiber and protein – in fact, it has more protein and fiber than any other flour so it makes sense to try to use it whenever you can.

The only problem that I have found is that it makes whatever you are baking come out a little on the dry side and rather dense.  The key to using it successfully is to include lots of eggs which is perfectly fine with me since eggs are good for you too!

The banana bread came out pretty good, but I could have liked it to be a bit sweeter personally.  I have a real sweet tooth though so if you don’t you might like it the way it is.  My husband thought it was too dry as compared to the moist banana bread he was used to made with white flour.  It still tasted pretty good (especially with cream cheese slathered on it) so we managed to choke down the whole loaf with no problems.

Banana Bread Made With Coconut Flour

Banana Bread Made With Coconut Flour

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or butter), melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil. I used a 10X5X3" pan.
  3. Mash the bananas up with a fork.
  4. Mix together the melted oil (or butter), eggs, agave nectar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Make sure the butter or oil is not too hot or you might cook the eggs! I usually melt it, then let it sit until just above room temperature.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together thoroughly.
  7. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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