Chickpea Flour Banana Bread (gluten, dairy & nut free!)
I think most people can agree that banana bread is totally the bomb dot com.
It comes with this feeling of nostalgia because, for me at least, it was one of those things my mom used to make growing up, cut into thick slices and serve with butter that would soak into the freshly baked banana bread. And when you bit into it, it was a mouthful of pure bliss.
Banana bread has always been one of those feel good foods.
I have actually been feeling so depressed and exhausted for an entire week and it's really starting to be exhausting. So this morning when I woke up and first thing, I went to the kitchen to bake banana bread. In my underwear. It was great.
This was actually my first time baking with chickpea flour! (it was definitely not my first time baking in my underwear) I'm hoping to publish a falafel recipe soon, maybe a flat bread recipe and who knows what else!
Grocery shopping tip: Look for chickpea flour in the ethnic isle at grocery stores. It's so much cheaper compared to the health food section. I don't know why companies need to white wash healthy ingredients once they become popular and inflate their prices by like 300% ... it's annoying, honestly!
3 super ripe bananas, mashed
3 tbsp agave syrup (can substitute maple syrup)
2 tsp vanilla ext
2 eggs, whisked
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted then cooled
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 C chickpea flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp mineral salt
1/2 C chocolate chips plus more for garnishing (optional)
other additional ingredients to fold in: walnuts, pecans or blueberries
Preheat oven to 350° and line loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl or a stand up electric mixer, whisk together bananas, agave syrup, vanilla, eggs, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.
In separate bowl, combine chickpea flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips if using or other additional ingredients.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool before slicing and enjoy!