Mmmm….almonds and candied ginger.
Not something I normally would go for. I mean almonds and ginger are yummy on their own but together they are something else entirely.
I love this grain free banana bread recipe from Healthful Pursuit but I had already made it twice before and was craving a variation. I also had been eyeing a fruit filled banana bread and a chai banana bread. Somehow all those blended into a Orange Almond Chai Banana Bread.
The name and the ingredient list may be long but the prep time is over in a snap.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (56 grams)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cardimon
- 1/4 cup salted chopped almonds
- 25 grams chopped candied ginger
- (1/4 cup melted coconut oil)
- 3/4-1 cup mashed very ripe banana. (About 8 3/4 oz or two large bananas.)
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup raw milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 tsp orange extract
- Juice+zest of one large orange
- 2 tbsp raw honey
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. I like to mix the coconut oil into the dry ingredients because the wet ingredients make it resolidify. Once the coconut oil has soaked into the dry ingredients,that is no longer a problem. Add wet ingredients and beat until smooth with a hand held or stand mixer. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
This bread is extremely moist which I personally love. If you prefer drier bread then this may not be the recipe for you. Or this could be the recipe that changes your mind. 😉
Serves 12. 147 calories per serving with almonds and candied ginger.