Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
1 Peter 5: 1 – 5
Sorry I have not been around for a few days. Life events have just been kinda crazy lately, from runaway dogs (seriously Sophie??) to kids being bitten by dogs (not our dog). P.S. He is Ok, just a super scary experience for him.. and his grandma… and his parents, lol. But a doctor visit and new toy later, we are doing A-Ok.
Moving on, I have a problem, it is this banana bread. It is GOOD. But it is really not a problem since it is low(er) in carbs and with little processed sugar (only in the chocolate chips), I am able to eat one piece and have it be very filling and satisfying without eating half the loaf.
I cross my heart, I will lay off on the low carb bread recipes after this one. Seriously. And I don’t want you to think I am just on some fad diet thing.
I just cannot eat white processed flour without paying for it the rest of the day. And up until now, I have yet to find a replacement flour mixture that even slightly compared to how delicious white flour is in recipes.
I have as you will see in the ingredient picture, I have been experimenting with Coconut Nectar as well, it is low glycemic index (only 10% fructose, this is good) and has a high amount of amino acids along with a large amount of minerals, making it a winner over refined sugar and even Maple Syrup.
Also I went with coconut oil, since it is a Medium Chain Fatty acid, it burns easy and is an awesome oil to use in your diet. This is pretty much a super food… ha, ha.
Welp, let me know what you all think! Talk at ya soon.
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut nectar (or an additional ¼ cup of honey)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 small or 2 large bananas)
- ¼ cup milk - 1 tbs (Cow, Cashew, or Almond will all work)
- 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1¾ cup flour (Low Carb, Whole wheat, or All purpose)
- ¾ cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease and flour a 9 x 5 bread pan.
- In a glass measuring cup pour Apple Cider Vinegar with milk, stir and set aside. So that milk will sour.
- In a large bowl, beat together the oil and honey together with mixer. Add eggs and vanilla, beat together well.
- Add in mashed bananas and milk mixture, blend mixture together.
- In a small/medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- While stirring (or with mixer on lowest speed), slowly add flour mixture into wet ingredients.
- Stir just until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the greased and floured loaf pan.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (My bread is usually done at 55 minutes, but my oven runs a little hot). Let the bread cool in the loaf) pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing - if you can wait that long, I could not. 🙂