Inside Scoop: Check out this Grain-Free Cacao & Honey Banana Bread using our new favourite cacao infused honey.
So, I got this gorgeous honey.
It’s a cacao infused honey by Beekeeper’s Naturals, and IT IS DIVINE!
Which got me thinking, what can I do with this? Other than coffee and toast, I really want to experiment with this delicious chocolate infused honey. Then I remembered that I’ve also really wanted to recreate our Quinoa Banana Bread in a grain-free way, because, well, why not?
First of all, almond flour is amazing to bake with. It creates a sweet, nutty and moist flavour, and it’s really quite versatile. Second of all, for this moment in time I am (unfortunately) grain-free, as grains irritate my gut.
While our Quinoa Banana Bread is some of the best banana bread I’ve ever had in my life, I thought that we should provide some banana bread options for all of the different types of diets up in here!
This Cacao Honey Banana Bread Is Divine
So this Honey Banana Bread was recreated to be almost the exact same, except I changed up the flour and added honey instead of coconut sugar, and it actually contains less sugar overall.
This honey banana bread also is:
- Loaded with flavour
- Grain and gluten-free
- High in fiber
- High protein & healthy fats
- Contains veggies – woot woot
- Can be made easily in 1 bowl
A great alternative for those looking for grain-free options, but it’s also a great treat for anyone who just loves honey banana bread!
You can use any raw honey for this honey banana bread, but we’ve been crushing HARD on Beekeeper’s Naturals honey, especially their Superfood Cacao Honey!
You’ll be hard pressed to find a honey quite like this one. Beekeeper’s is amazing, they have so many different products, like B.Powered (which is a blend of royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis), they have bee propolis, B.Chill (which has high potency hemp oil), throat spray (for those nasty colds) and obvs just regular, delicious honey.
Their honey is also raw, sourced right from the hive, and non-GMO!
So, naturally, one of our new favourite brands of honey, and not only will we be testing other delicious creations (like this Cacao & Honey Banana Bread), but we will be using Beekeeper’s Naturals all year round to support our immune system.
Simple Healthy Treats
Keeping it simple in the naughty nutrition kitchen is key! We live busy lives and it’s not always easy to just whip up a banana bread on a whim, especially if it has overly complicated instructions or ingredient list.
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Get your simple ‘banana bread’ on, and let us know in the comments below what you think of this delicious honey banana bread.
Grain-Free Cacao & Honey Banana Bread
- 1.5 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut oil room temp
- 1/3 cup honey raw, chocolate infused optional
- 2 eggs room temp
- 2 bananas ripe, mashed
- 1 cup zucchini shredded and towel dried
- 1.5 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Mix the almond flour, cacao powder, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt in one bowl.
- In another cream together the coconut oil, honey, eggs and bananas.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold in the zucchini.
- Bake for around 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Optional - add a handful of walnuts or pecans to the top of your loaf before you bake. You could also add in 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips for more chocolate flavour.