Dr. Bojana’s perfect weekend snack: Gluten-free, low sugar, banana bread (with a vegan option)

by | May 23, 2019

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs (or flax seed and water for the vegan version)
  • ¼ cup EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons of Lakanto monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½-3/4 cup ground flax seeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • ½ cup vegan, dark chocolate chips
  • ½-1 cup walnut pieces

Instructions

  • Mix 2 eggs
  • V: instead of 2 eggs, add 2 tablespoons of flax seed to 6 tablespoons of water; mix and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes in the fridge
  • Add ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (can use 1/3 cup of melted earth balance organic buttery spread instead, if desired)
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Lakanto monk fruit sweetener with erythritol
  • Add 2 cups of almond flour
  • Add 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Add ½ -3/4 cup ground flax seeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds (mixed in proportions of your choice)
  • Mix all together until evenly mixed

Mix 2 mashed bananas (ripe)

Add vegan, dark chocolate chips, sugar-free chocolate chips or Lakanto-sweetened chunks of dark chocolate (quantity as desired; consider ½ cup;

I often use the Enjoy Life brand – 40g sugar per ½ cup chocolate chips) Option: add small walnut pieces (quantity as desired; consider ½ cup – 1 cup)

Set oven to 375 F

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until ready (you can test with toothpick – it must come out clean).

V* vegan option

About the Author

Dr. Bojana (Boy•ana) Jankovic Weatherly is an award winning physician, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. After completing internal medicine residency, she did a fellowship in integrative medicine, trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual she works with.

3 Comments

  1. Name *

    It looks very simple and tasty, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for these succulent, but of course good ideas.Comment

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  2. Lee Anne

    Hi, Dr. B. – do you bake this in a standard loaf pan? My daughter has fibromyalgia and loves banana bread (and chocolate), so I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks much!

    Reply
    • Dr. Bojana

      I bake it in an oven-safe glass loaf pan. I hope you and your daughter enjoy it!

      Reply

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