Orange Almond Chai Banana Bread

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.

About loavesandkisses

I'm 16 and have been into cooking healthy for about two years. I love baking and a dessert without chocolate has to be pretty bloody tasty for me to like it! Right now my passion is trying out new recipes and cooking styles as a sort of self-teaching experience. I like to try out new cooking styles by sticking to that style for a week. So far it's just been a week of vegan and a week of raw. I'm hoping to try gluten free next. This blog will be about foods I make, recipes I try, restaurants I go to and (although this last sentence sounds painfully self centered) generally about me and this new world of food I just so happened to stumble into. I hope you like it. ~LoavesAndKisses
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