Thursday, May 2, 2013

Banana and Date Paleo Bread

The lights in my house flicker. I'm pretty sure they flicker. Adam says I'm crazy, but I'm pretty sure I'm not, at least not in this case. I'm pretty sure the lights didn't always flicker, but now they do. Anybody have any tips on how to get lights to stop flickering. Or rid a house of spirits? I really hope it's not spirits though, cause that would be weird and kind of scary.

Let's think about something else. How about banana date paleo bread? Yep, that's right banana. date. PALEO. Bread. Sometimes you really do just need bread. Especially when there could be spirits in the house, which I'm pretty sure there's not, because there is no such thing, right? RIGHT?

But there is such thing as paleo bread! This bread is like moist delicious banana bread. You won't even notice that there is no flour or refined sugar! Paleo bread might be my favorite kind of bread. Seriously if you ever have a hankering for some gluten-free bread - give this simple recipe a try. Just like my paleo brownie bites, I strongly believe you don't need to be paleo or even gluten-free to enjoy this bread. So give it a try! Meanwhile, I'll be simultaneously researching how to rewire electricity and rituals for ridding your house of spirits.

Banana and Date Paleo Bread
adapted from Elana's Pantry
Makes 1 -  8x8 pan of bread

1/2 cup creamy roasted almond butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 - 4 medium medjool dates, pitted
1/2 small to medium ripe banana, mashed
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place dates in a bowl of warm water to soften them up.

Place almond butter in the bowl of a Kitchenaid mixer with the paddle attachment. (Or you can use a hand mixer). Mix almond almond butter until creamy - about 1 minute.

Drain dates and place in a food processor. (I tried doing this in a little bullet like blender, and it worked ok, but I would recommend a food processor.) Process dates into small pieces.

Mash banana using a fork. Add banana, dates, eggs, honey, and vanilla to bowl with almond butter. Mix until everything is well incorporated. Add dry ingredients - salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix again until ingredients are combined.

Grease and 8 x 8 baking pan (I used coconut oil spray). Place batter in the dish. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of dish. Do NOT over bake or the bread will become dry. After 15 minutes, I check my bread every minute or two. My bread took 19 minutes. 

Allow to cool a little bit and enjoy!

 Love, Luck, and Happiness!

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