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Naughty Paleo Banana Bread with Strawberries (and Choc chip for the naughty part)



Ok, so last week I wrote a whole post about Paleo (Here) and my thoughts on it and today I decided to make and then share a Paleo recipe with a naughty twist.
You can make it totally Paleo by omitting the choc chips but, it's thursday, meaning nearly weekend, and we all deserve a treat :)




I usually go and look for recipes with the ingredients that I have, and specially if I have something that must be used immediately, like bananas going ripe in this case and strawberries being very cheap this week, so I got a few punnets in my fridge.




I, when cooking something new, read several recipes, and I adjust to my like and create whatever I like (not always successfully, but life is about trying isn't it? )
Also, i've been very into coconut flour, chia, and whatever I can sneak in to make my family healthier. Ultimately they eat whatever I cook, so it's basically up to me to make them healthier. I'm not making a 100% switch (Yet) because I believe in moderation but will see what future brings.
Kids these days eat SO MUCH SUGAR without even realizing, that I honestly believe making our meals a bit healthier won't hurt.

So that's how the Paleo Banana bread with strawberries and choc chip came to life.





Ingredients:

2 cups of almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
3 tsp of brown sugar (Omit, or replace with 1/4 cup of honey, or maple, or agave for true paleo). It's not very sweet. Add more if you like sweeter.
4 large eggs
2 bananas mashed
1/4 cup of coconut oil (or ghee) melted
1 tsp of vanilla extract
a couple of strawberries, sliced or chopped
1/3 cup of choc chips (I put half white half dark) (Omit for true paleo, or keep for true happiness).

Method:
This recipe is very very simple.
1) in a bowl, mix the dry ingredients with a fork (including choc chips if you are using them)
2) in (another) bowl, mix the wet ingredients (Including Bananas but omitting strawberries) with a fork. I like whisking ingredients with a fork, in creates a beautiful airy consistency to it.
3) Mix the dry and the wet until well combined.
4) Add half of the mixture to a pan loaf tin, greased or covered with baking paper. make a layer with the strawberries, and add the other half on top.
The mixture will feel like a cookie dough, you can't really pour it (specially if you used sugar instead of honey). I put it with a fork (again, the fork...) smooth it, add the strawberries and put the other half on top, and smooth it with the fork to make it look pretty.
5) Bake it for around 40 to 50 min in a preheated oven at 160 degrees, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy :)

Vic Lic

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