Coconut Honey Banana Bread (Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free)
Updated: Mar 3, 2020
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Want to go on a tropical vacation? Don’t want to spend 7 hours on a plane only to find out your luggage didn’t make it? Make this Coconut Honey Banana Bread and save yourself the headache of trying to get the one pair of socks in your carry on to last you the week.
This is a sweet option to pair with your coffee or tea in the morning. What makes it sweeter is that it’s refined sugar free! This loaf gets its sweet taste from the naturally occurring sugars in the bananas and honey.
Honey, especially raw honey, has some incredible health benefits, which is why I’m so happy to be an ambassador for Nature Nate’s Honey Company.
Honey is an all natural energy source. As someone who does a lot of endurance-style workouts and likes avoiding processed foods, honey can be the perfect mid workout pick me up. Raw honey also has high levels of antioxidants. These help to protect the body from the stress of working out. I always pack a few of their mini honey packets with me before a long run in the morning.
Admittedly, some of the benefits of raw honey are lost from the high temperature of cooking, but, I just find that as a great excuse to slather on extra helping of honey before diving into my slice of banana bread. Read more about honey and its benefits on the Nature Nate’s website.
I also love Nature Nate’s because of their commitment to not only their customer’s health but the health of the environment. Their honey bottles are recyclable and BPA free, their shipping boxes are made from 100 % recyclable materials and are 100% recyclable, and their production facility runs on local, recycled water.
This banana bread is also easy to whip up on the weekend so you can enjoy it throughout the week. You can get this loaf in the oven in less than 20 minutes. It’s even faster if you blend your wet ingredients.
You can enjoy a slice of this alone but I love topping mine with some peanut butter and an extra drizzle of honey. With this Coconut Honey Banana Bread, you can skip comparing a dozen different flight prices and enjoy a tropical breakfast in the comfort of your own home.
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Makes about 10-12 slices
300 g - Ripe Bananas*
6 - Large Eggs
42 g - Honey - I used Nature Nate’s Brand
42 g - Coconut Oil
75 g - Coconut Flour
60 g - Dried Baby Bananas - Roughly Chopped - Optional
1 tbsp - Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp - Vanilla Extract
½ tsp - Coconut Flavoring - Optional
½ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp - Salt
Coconut Flakes - For garnish
Coconut Butter Glaze:
12 g - Coconut Butter*
14 g - Honey
½ tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350F.
To either a bowl blender, add bananas, eggs, honey, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and coconut flavoring. Mash or blend until completely smooth.
In a bowl, sift together coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Pour wet ingredients into dry. Whisk mixture together until well combined. Stir in dried baby bananas. Allow mixture to sit on the counter for 10 minutes.
Pour mixture into greased or parchment lined loaf pan. Cover and bake for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.
Once completely cool, place loaf in the freezer for 20 minutes.
While waiting, make the coconut butter glaze. In a small bowl, mix together coconut butter, honey, and water. Microwave for about 10 seconds. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
Allow to thicken on the counter for about 5 minutes.
Remove loaf from the freezer, drizzle coconut butter over the top. While the glaze is still wet, garnish with coconut flakes.
Slice and enjoy!
- The more brown and spotty your bananas are, the sweeter they will be. Make sure they are as spotty as possible to get the sweetest bread.
- Make sure you use coconut butter NOT coconut oil for the glaze .
Fan of coconut? Make some Pina Colada Chia Seed Pudding to curb those tropical cravings!