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Friday, July 1, 2011
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
I have been on the hunt for recipes that our safe for our family...that means no wheat, egg, dairy or yeast to name a few things. At first glance, it's not the easiest endeavor, but I have been fortunate to find some amazing people writing incredible blogs chock full of yummy recipes and advice. Gluten Free Goddess is one of those people I recently stumbled upon and I have made her delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Bread recipe twice...in two days! I think it's safe to say my family loved this recipe and didn't miss any of the typical ingredients we used to use.
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil the bottom of a standard bread loaf pan.
Combine in a large bowl:
3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup puree)
1/3 cup Wildtree Butter Grapeseed Oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk together in a separate bowl:
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 TBSP arrowroot starch
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 rounded tsp cinnamon (I used a little extra!)
Add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and stir until smooth. If the batter looks too thin and wet, add more gluten-free flour, a tablespoon at a time, to thicken the batter.
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or use chopped walnuts or pecans instead)
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the center of a preheated oven for an hour, until the loaf is firm, a bit crusty, and a wooden pick inserted into the center emerges clean.
Cool the loaf on a wire rack.
Slice and wrap each slice in foil; bag and freeze.
This bread is tasty as is, but- it is truly sublime when grilled in a hot iron skillet with a touch of light olive oil. The chocolate chips melt and the banana fragrance intensifies and your taste buds- well, they get very, very happy.
This recipe is blissfully gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, and corn-free (if you check the source of your xanthan gum and baking powder).