Living in the Netherlands for over two years I admit, the eternal winter got to me… and my body. I am certainly not a dieter nor someone who would ever deprive myself of a delicious treat however the Paleo thing interested in. I am sure we have all been in those situations where we have eaten so much that our stomach hurts :/
After travelling in Canada and seeing only beautiful women who hike and wear Lululemon I met some lovely ladies who informed me of the caveman concept. While I didn’t like the idea of not being allowed pasta or rice, I did like the sound of, “you can literally eat all day and you don’t feel full…. AND you are actually losing weight”. So, there you have it… I was converted.
My rules were simple… 70% Paleo Monday-Thursday (I wanted coffee and alcohol) and I would give it one month.
After the month I had a flat stomach, slept better, had more energy and was craving pasta. So, needless to say the 70% Paleo thing lasted only that month however I still try to be a good cavegirl for breakfast and whenever I am baking cakes etc.
With that in mind… I bring you my Banana Bread! I can honestly say that this recipe is very very good. Everyone who has tried it is surprised by the sweetness, lightness and moisture AND you can eat without guilt!
Paleo (& Delicious) Banana Bread
OMG You Wont Believe It's GF, DF & SF
Adapted from Against All Grain
2tbs coconut oil
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 180 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a bowl mix together the wet ingredients until smooth. In another bowl mix together the dry. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir through until fully combined.
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and coconut milk with a fork until smooth. Add in the chocolate then combine into the batter.
Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave the loaf to cool in the pan before tucking in.