When I buy bananas I always like to buy a little extra so we end up with some bananas that over ripen, I usually freeze them for smoothies or bake with them. This is my 10 yo’s favourite lunch box treat. The recipe is based on Slim Palate’s Paleo Banana Bread recipe which is by far the best grain free banana bread recipe I have tried and a favourite of ours. I needed to make a nut free version since my 5 yo is allergic to nuts and also to be able to add it to their school lunch box so this is my kid friendly, school friendly, nut free version.
Updated pic 🙂 I used raw cacao nibs instead of cacao powder for this one. Yum Yum!
(July 27th, 2015) Update: I just added some new pics using golden flax meal and cacao nibs instead cacao powder. I scored a bargain of 13kg’s of organic bananas for $10 and had a lot of bananas to use up. I placed 2 extra whole bananas in the mixture, you can see the delicious bananas in the bread below when you slice it up. I was able to use 6 bananas per loaf 🙂
If you have extra bananas, throw them whole into the batter to get a delicious sweet bite of banana through the bread
Below is a pic of the banana bread using cacao powder and flax meal which results in a darker loaf but equally as delicious and great for a school lunch box treat if there is a no nut policy at your school.
I am a certified Holistic Health Coach and Mother of 3. My food awakening journey starts as a cross cultured kid growing up in South West Sydney in the 80’s. Arriving as a Vietnamese refugee and immersed in the many cultures that gathered around in the suburbs meant we travelled the world in one day with our palates.